BPM Quotes of the Week - January 4, 2016

“There is an volume illusion [with IoT] due to the fact that the things are enabled by smart watches, fitness bands or smart phones, in order words, driven by the consumer and retail industry. The real value from IoT is going to grow from industries like, defense, oil and gas, utilities and manufacturing.”
-Alberto Manuel

From the BPM Forum

“We have the challenge to show business that BPM is built for change and is not just for stable and predictable processes. This old mindset lingers and is propigated by the whole 6 Sigma possey and the impression standards give them (BPMN and others).”
-Jim Sinur

“People will still chase the ‘cheapest’ vendor, rather than the vendor that produces working solutions. It turns out the ‘cheapest’ vendors are usually the most expensive, because you don't end up with working software”
-Scott Francis

“I think the biggest challenge facing BPM is relevance. Traditional BPM with its code-centric model is basically in competition with Apps. App development costs and times are coming down rapidly. Furthermore Apps tend to be more functional, better integrated etc.”
-Ranjit Notani

“Same challenge BPM faces every year - 'people.' That's read in italics as 'politics and money.'”
-Patrick Lujan

“The biggest challenge for BPM is to provide the BPM value stream (discipline, tools, practice/architecture, UX/CX, dev., etc.) which is unquestionably more attractive (primarily cheaper) for various clients (including SMEs) than any other option!”
-Dr. Alexander Samarin

“Santa Claus is already at a level of BPM maturity that we should all aspire to. Santa Claus has a very impressive supply chain that is already optimized beyond anything we see in today's business world. How else can he deliver such a wide array of amazing things...Which proves Santa has integrated active and predictive analytics into his processes, because he seems to know what I want almost before I do, and has never been late no matter what logistical nightmares he has faced.”
-Rachel Brennan

“This is not an ‘if’ but rather a ‘when’ question. The current low code initiatives can be seen as (very) early (stone age) stage prior to zero code; but they still require technical creators, let alone they are ‘manageable.’”
-Walter Bril

“Zero code has always been the goal for BPM and is already available for simple processes. Most or all BPM applications already do this. BPM evolution has always been about moving up the process value chain or along the process spectrum, increasing zero code capabilities to handle more complex processes.”
-Peter Whibley

“Before 1900 all BPM was zero code.”
-Emiel Kelly

“BPM will never mean ZERO code, because the trade-off for simplicity is a certain loss of ability to do unusual or complex things. However, as with so much in this world, the 80/20 (or perhaps 98/2) rule applies: you don't have to have zero code to make a substantial and lasting improvement in expense reduction, risk mitigation, and market responsiveness.”
-E. Scott Menter

“BPM code is proportional to process complexity. And zero is a very small number.”
-Ian Gotts