BPM Quotes of the Week - February 21, 2018

Nigel Fenwick"Culture remains the No. 1 barrier to successful digital transformation."
-Nigel Fenwick


"There is a belief that processes are well defined but when you go through every detail, real low-level design that you need for programming or the development of robots, we found it's actually not defined at all and some of the rules aren’t even as clear as we thought they would be."
-Katie Sadler

From the BPM Forum

"Process modeling is not less important with low-code BPM, but modeling may take less time/effort."
-Karl Walter Keirstead

"For now, Modeling is the only way to grapple with challenging business problems...Yes, some 'What-if' is managed by assembling the low code pieces and doing a walk thru demo but time to build vs a process model to talk thru and bring visibility to the business challenges and complexities is quicker for now. Is a picture of a car and its components faster than building it and test driving it?"
-Stuart Chandler

"The model is the application. What you don't need to do, however, is to create a bunch of paper models, like those billboard-sized flowcharts with which we're all familiar. Such renderings tell no story, and in any event are at best poorly connected to the executable model one will actually end up building using your BPM platform."
-E. Scott Menter

"Low-code BPM Suites enhance the importance of modeling, allowing it to refine the process model iteratively and agilely, shortening the deployment time of new improved process' versions."
-Juan J. Moreno

"Low-code is the middle-ground, good-enough, power/team hacks that enable quick and small wins in the workplace. It's cheaper and faster than process modelling, but has limited impact on digital transformation (whatever that means)."
-Bogdan Nafornita

"Low-code platform without carefully tailored library of components encapsulating low level logic and drill down sequence of nested models is not a blessing but a hollow nightmare only suitable to destroy a business. Successful low-code platform can only appear as a natural result of low-level scrupulous business modeling, not as its starting point."
-Boris Zinchenko

"It's a slam dunk: whatever system you're building with blockchain, whether you're using a BPM suite or not, is, *inherently* a BPM system, because it's allowed (trusted) relationships to align on a task."
-Max Young

"I think Blockchain is better analogized to a mediated (business logic), decentralized database. One can build BPM on top of a mediated, decentralized database, but one can build a lot of other things as well."
-Ranjit Notani

"Block chain as I understand it, can empower a BPM strategy greatly and even become an expected feature of an iBPMS. However, I don't think BPM can claim ownership to block chain being a proprietary technology."
-Kay Winkler

"BPM and blockchain (and many other technologies) architectured together enable complex multiuser (from different organisations) or multi-party (thanks to Ranjit) business processes . Even more, such processes maybe executed by third parties. Thus, digital contracts as processes become feasible and this is a huge step toward digital economy."
-Dr. Alexander Samarin