BPM Quotes of the Week - December 14, 2016

"The new wave of automation is bringing many new low-cost, self-service tools into the picture for your business, as well as more complex tools and platforms that may have the potential to radically affect your business processes and operating models; without a clear strategy for how you’re going to engage with new automation tools and approaches, you’ll come unstuck very quickly."
-Neil Ward-Dutton

From the BPM Forum

"If you don't operationalize how to achieve those strategic goals then they are just hallucinations."
-Scott Francis

"Most businesses don't have clear strategic goals. Most of the time businesses are too busy trying to build castles on top of quicksand to stop and think about the bigger picture and make strategic goals... let alone achieve them."
-Rachel Brennan

"In a world where 'pivoting' is sexy and start-ups are hungry for any kind of validating revenue, it is even more difficult for a start-up to say NO to immediately profitable business. Yet, we did it because we believe strategic discipline will pay out more in the long term."
-Bogdan Nafornita

Why Do So Many Businesses Fail to Meet Their Strategic Goals? "The failure has something to do with BPM (i.e more fails without BPM) but the problem cannot be solved by BPM alone."
-Karl Walter Keirstead

"Goals are goals, not desires. And this is a very common misunderstanding. I have seen, and I have been in this position many times. Entrepreneurs, CEO's and also board members usually set Goals as desires, not as the consequence of a planned, well executed, set of viable and feasible steps."
-Juan J. Moreno

"The answer looks most simple and evident: so many businesses fail to meet their strategic goals simply because they do not use best BPM practices."
-Boris Zinchenko

"My prediction for the fate of BPM automation technology in 2017 is that change will be a 'game-of-inches'"
-John Morris

"Low code will become the driver to deliver BPM in a manner that business actually understands what they are buying into."
-David Chassels

What Are Your BPM Predictions for 2017? "1. Blockchain will not blow up. 2. Neither will RPA. 3. 'As-is' and 'to-be' diagrams will not go away. 4. Neither will BPMN."
-Patrick Lujan

What Are Your BPM Predictions for 2017? "More interconnections of processes across organisations will happen on the cloud, and hence once again blockchain will play a big part. "
-KM Mukku