Since many of you enjoyed 2015, 2016 and 2017 editions of this post I hope this one will be useful for you too 🙂
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.
Plus – this time I have something extra 🙂
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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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.
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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Do you want to learn more about Business Process Management? Below you can find a list of BPM related books that I have read and recommend as well as those that I plan to read.
Did you ever wonder how to convince executives to treat BPM as something more than just one more management method? Or how to make employees care?
Many of my readers asked those questions, so I decided to bring you answers 🙂
The summer holidays are time to slow down a bit and think about what we are doing daily. It also applies to BPM where we often forget about things that really matter.
To give you fresh and common sense approach to BPM I invited for an interview Emiel Kelly.
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Digital Transformation is one of the most important trends shaping BPM currently. To give you overview of how does it link with BPM and what are the other hot topics in BPM I invited for an interview Pedro Robledo.