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8 Tips to Increase Your Odds of BPM Success

Over the years, I have spoken with many companies implementing BPM solutions.  I asked them what contributed to their success.  What follows is a list of things that worked for them: Champion– Identify a champion for this project.  The champion … read more

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Taking on a BPM Project in Three Steps

BPM [business process management] is about managing your business processes.  Software is not required to manage business processes.  Companies have been defining and managing their processes without software for years.   Identify the Business Need You are looking at BPM … read more

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Viable Metrics to Justify a BPM Project

The Association of Business Process Professional’s Business Process Management Book of Knowledge (ABPMP CBOK v2.0) lists the process performance measurement as fundamental element of the BPM practice. Depending on different possible viewpoints within and around the process environment, those measurements … read more

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The #1 Reason For Not Implementing BPM

The #1 reason companies don’t implement BPM projects… In Stephen Covey’s book The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, Covey tells a story to try and illustrate a point. In the story he comes upon a man working feverishly to cut … read more

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How to Avoid Poor User Adoption of BPM Projects

I can’t stress enough how important user adoption is…   It can take as little as one unhappy person to kill a project like this.  They can poison other users and it can get out of control. Some things you … read more

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9 Steps for Launching Your BPM Program Successfully

Any process development program is a phased program. The first important phase is the launch. You need a plan in which the organization describes how it will roll out the Business Process Management initiative, selects processes for development and trains … read more

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What does Billy Joel have to do with BPM?

“Get is right the first time That’s the main thing I can’t afford to let it pass Get is right the next time That’s not the same thing Gonna make the first time last” (Billy Joel, Get It Right the … read more

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Using a BPMS for Your Bid Process

In the course of my career, I have provided bids for many projects.  How hard can it be? Bidding on a Project is a process – a potentially expensive process. A project includes things like parts, labor and a profit … read more

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What Jello and BPM have in common

Life may be like a box of chocolates to quote Forrest Gump from the movie “Forrest Gump”, but business processes are like a bowl of Jello. Here is my analogy. When you make Jello, the first step is to boil … read more

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Ready, Fire, Aim!

I am amazed at how many businesses, when planning a new project of any type, blatantly state, “we don’t have time or budget to look at our business processes.”  So the question I usually follow-up with is “then how do … read more

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