Zbigniew Misiak runs a poll every year in his blog BPM Tips about the BPM skills that are required. This year was a challenge for me, as I see a big change happening as we move from bespoke BPM application to transition ultimately to learning based applications. Find my response below. Continue reading
I was caught off guard recently when a potential customer asked if Fujitsu provided “Industry Templates” along with the BPM platform (branded now Fujitsu Digital Transformation Platform). Industry Templates is a term that refer to a package of all the processes normally found in an industry that one might need as a starting place for building out that companies processes. This question is a problem: industry templates simply don’t work. IT is tough to explain to a potential customer that they are asking for something they don’t need and shouldn’t want. Continue reading
This is the final post on the problems of business process models for automating work, and one that sums it all up: hand drawn business process models simply are not agile enough.
In the last five posts I outlined five ways that business process models are dificient when it comes to automating work. In this post I give a sixth, and quite possibly the most significant problem: Agreement takes effort, and once you have agreement, that agreement becomes a barrier to further change.
One bright hope for business process modeling, developed between 2003 and 2010, was the standard known as Business Process Model and Notation (BPMN). This would be the way to model businesses! But today, most people use a simple flowchart in everyday use. Why is that?
Just this week I received an email from a professor in Germany with some process models and with the apology: “Sorry, these are not in BPMN or any formal notation.” Well, they usually aren’t and it is time to start asking they question: why? Continue reading
In most BPM RFP’s there is a request for access to industry templates to allow for re-use and to get a head start. Most BPM vendors have some offering. The question is: are these of any value at all?