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I've seen this asked in other discussions and have always found it useful: what is your favorite quote regarding BPM?

Thursday, July 23 2015, 09:53 AM
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    Thursday, July 23 2015, 10:03 AM - #Permalink
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    "We don't need BPM(S). We're doing just fine with Excel"

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    Thursday, July 23 2015, 10:03 AM - #Permalink
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    Because that's how we have always done it!

    • Emiel Kelly
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      And we keep on doing it, otherwise our process manuals are out of date
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    Thursday, July 23 2015, 10:07 AM - #Permalink
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    "So, where exactly does BPM sit in your software?"

    • Emiel Kelly
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      Next to the common sense add on.
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    Thursday, July 23 2015, 10:12 AM - #Permalink
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    I don't think I can publish my favorite quote on this forum!

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    • Patrick Lujan
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      [Peanut voice]Do iiiit![/Peanut voice]
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    Thursday, July 23 2015, 10:41 AM - #Permalink
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    We set up a separate project for BPM (you know all kind of overpaid consultants in a process center of excellence), so it doesn't disturb daily business

     

    And I could continue for hours: http://www.procesje.nl/quotes.jpg

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    Thursday, July 23 2015, 10:47 AM - #Permalink
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    "We've spent a year and a half to map our processes to 3rd and somwhere to 4th level. I'm afraid we won't get the level 6 as required in any reasonable time."

    And the second one, basically about the same:

    "We were mapping our processes quite succesfully but we kinda run out of critical resource. -??? - The wall in the boardroom is fully covered."

    • Emiel Kelly
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      Our process is much more efficient, it fits on 1 page
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    Thursday, July 23 2015, 10:50 AM - #Permalink
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    "A process model does not a performant workflow make." - Me

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    Ian Gotts
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    Thursday, July 23 2015, 12:11 PM - #Permalink
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    The only place automation comes before simplification is in the dictionary

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    Ian Gotts
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    Thursday, July 23 2015, 12:22 PM - #Permalink
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    R = I x A squared. Results = Initiative x Adoption squared.

    It doesn't matter what you do (BPM initiative), what matters is how well it is adopted in the workforce. In fact one client told me it was not squared, but A to the power 14.

    • Ian Gotts
      more than a month ago
      sorry, but this is 2 favorite one's, so I am going to "gift" one of them to Scott
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    Rachel
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    Thursday, July 23 2015, 01:13 PM - #Permalink
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    I wish we had gone with a COTS solution, then we wouldn't have to figure out our business requirements.

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    Thursday, July 23 2015, 02:54 PM - #Permalink
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    "Each BPM vendor, each BPM consultant, and each BPM client understands BPM differently."

    Thanks,
    AS

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    Thursday, July 23 2015, 07:09 PM - #Permalink
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    Low-code/no-code platforms will be key to the future of BPM and customer engagement.

    — Clay Richardson

    Runner up:

    Don't think of it as e-forms. Think of it as your UI.

    —Miguel Valdes

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    Thursday, July 23 2015, 08:16 PM - #Permalink
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    Here my favorite quote:

    "BPM is not about technology or workflows.... BPM is about the discipline of management and transformation of a legacy, of one of the most important asset of an organization... is about the discipline of the management and transformation of the business processes... simply about everything that that We do for one Customer and for ourselves."

    Rgds, M

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    Friday, July 24 2015, 02:55 AM - #Permalink
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    The business schools reward difficult complex behavior more than simple behavior, but simple behavior is more effective. Warren Buffett

    “If you can show me the business case, it is already too late” Bill Gates

    “Every act of creation is first of all an act of destruction” Picasso

    “If we have data, let’s look at data. If all we have are opinions, let’s go with mine.” Barksdale

    “As long as you’re going to be thinking anyway, think big.” Donald Trump

    “Writing a plan makes you feel in control of things you don’t actually control” Jason Fried author Rework

    “If you cannot fail, you cannot learn” Eric Ries

    “You don’t learn to walk by following rules. You learn by doing and falling over.” Richard Branson

    “An organization's ability to learn, and translate that learning into action rapidly, is the ultimate competitive advantage.”Jack Welch

    "It is not necessary to change. Survival is not mandatory."-- William Edwards Deming

    “Most companies do not have a strategy. To be emphatically blunt, most companies and their top executives do not have a good rationale for doing the things they are doing and cannot explain coherently how their actions should lead to superior performance.”Freek Vermeulen, Associate Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship at the London Business School

    And my favourite... Thought for the Day – shouldn’t we have more than one thought in a day?

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    Ron Evans
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    Wednesday, August 05 2015, 12:19 PM - #Permalink
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    “He who rejects change is the architect of decay.” - Former British Prime Minister Harold Wilson

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    Friday, September 25 2015, 01:43 AM - #Permalink
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    "BPM, at its core, has nothing to do with software. We all usually color our understanding of and conversations about BPM in the light of a particular vendor’s software implementation of BPM and even more by the applications we’ve built on these platforms"
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