Each year is a chance to make a change for yourself and your organization. But it will be a positive change only if you know what are the right things to focus on, and which ones should be avoided.
Recently I had a chance to discuss the topic of process management with a CFO of a large company implementing BPM and it made me think how to talk about the benefits of process approach with the top executives.
Those are busy people who don’t have the time to read long and detailed books about BPM. Usually, low-level technical topics or nuanced discussions are not valuable for them as they need a quick overview of the topic (whether it is process-based management or the process automation) plus compelling reason to make a decision.
So I thought that if you are also preparing for a talk with a C-level executive you may find those resources useful (as they were for me):
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After publishing the post about RPA I got many comments from readers. One of them asked about very interesting topic: how to make executives interested in the process automation. So, I decided to make a follow up (mini) post with good practices on this topic.
My reader asked me to provide an updated list of MOOC courses for BPM professionals taking place in Q3 and Q4 of 2017, so I thought it would be fun to extend it a bit and make a “Back to school” series.
In this post you will find an overview of MOOC courses, further posts will cover books and other sources of knowledge. Enjoy!
During my studies I had a chance to meet many brilliant programmers and sysadmins. One of the popular T-shirts among them was a black one with text “Go away or I will replace you with a very small shell script”. Many of them were indeed capable of doing incredible automations. But usually they were not the most popular guys among the less technically skilled 😉
Now with new process automation technologies including RPA some people get excited about the possibility of reducing FTAs. But is it enough to think about the possibilities offered by the new technologies?
I’m very excited to share with you interview with Eric Druker from Booz Allen Hamilton. In this interview Eric shares best practices of implementing RPA and tells what are the errors to avoid (hint: technology is not everything).
Do you know a story from “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People” about a man who tries to saw down a tree?
He was working hard for hours but without success. And it was because he did not take a break to sharpen a saw.
What was his reasoning?
“I don’t have time to sharpen the saw. I am too busy sawing.”
How is this story connected with a daily life of BPM practitioners?
Everybody’s talking about the Digital Transformation. But it is not so obvious how to make it happen.
For those of you interested in Digital Transformation I have 2 interesting things: interview with an expert and a survey.
What is your first thought when you hear RPA? Do you think about machines taking our jobs? Or maybe dream how much nicer your life could be if you did not have to do dull and repetitive tasks?
I must admit that not so long ago I thought that RPA is just another hype. But then I decided to learn more about it from the experts and today I am pretty excited about it.
I am happy to share with you guide that will help you successfully implement Robotic Process Automation thanks to the tips from over 30 experts sharing their DO’s and DONT’s.
I am happy to offer you great addition to BPM skills in 2017 post – tips from 5 BPM thought leaders: BJ Biernatowski, Scott Francis, Scott Menter, dr. Tomislav Rozman, and Roger Tregear.
It’s Not Your Daddy’s BPM.
Do you want to know which BPM skills will be really useful in 2017?
I do 🙂
To help you focus on relevant things and skip things that will not give results this year I asked some of the best BPM experts in the world two questions:
1. What are the skills and techniques that can help BPM practitioners create value for their organizations in 2017?
2. Which skills are no longer relevant or not practically applicable yet (hype)
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