BPM Quotes of the Week - August 9, 2016

"The immediate future will usher in the all-digital lifestyle and an ‘Internet of Everything.’ The transformation of our lives will be breathtaking."
-Shawn Dubravac

"’If you were to give one piece of advice to someone or a company that wants to try and get their finance department to embrace change, what would it be?’ Actually, I will give two pieces of advice. First, get yourself and your team educated on process improvement, teamwork, and communication. Then, just start. Don’t wait for the proverbial 'right time'. Now is the right time! Start small with low risk, low disruption improvements. As you have success, the momentum will grow, and new groups will join."
-Gabriel Zubizarreta

From the BPM Forum

"We just need to replace the phrase Process with Profit. So BPM becomes: Business Profit Management. Watch how many CEO's will pay attention..."
-Walter Bril

"Whenever people get hung up on terms, I step back and say, 'it's simply the work you do that matters.' That's it. It is the 'work you do.'"
-George Chast

"Our discomfort with the word process is a huge sales issue. It's an identity crisis. Either BPM technology exists or it doesn't. And it does. "
-John Morris

"Our focus has been on process for so long, we tend to forget that we're creating much more than that: we're building user experiences, defining and rationalizing business rules, generating dashboards and reports, all wrapped up with some ETL, web services, and analytics. Process is but one block in the giant Minecraftian castle of BPM-powered applications."
-E. Scott Menter

"I would maintain that if the CEO is really caring about the process. Something is wrong. The CEO should care that process is done right. In other words, he should care about the capability of process improvement as a strategic capability. That is different than caring about the process."
-Charles Rosenbury

What Do Companies Most Often Get Wrong About Processes Today? "Not taking a holistic approach, diving straight into a specific solution and not taking a step back up and out of the weeds as to how it's done now, why and what it is they're actually trying to accomplish, achieve."
-Patrick Lujan

"Implementing some explicit and machine-executable processes is not the end. This is the beginning of managing by processes."
-Dr. Alexander Samarin

What Do Companies Most Often Get Wrong About Processes Today? "Believing that Automation comes before Simplification. That is only true in the dictionary."
-Ian Gotts