BPM Quotes of the Week - October 27, 2015

“For well-established, large organisations a big part of the value of digital technologies comes from how – in combination – they can be used to co-ordinate internal resources (people, plant, machinery, infrastructure, goods, materials, knowledge) more efficiently. Digital technologies – applied successfully – can help large organisations start to regain some of the advantages they once had as smaller organisations.”
-Neil Ward-Dutton

From the BPM Forum

What Aspect of Business Processes Do You Think Will Be Transformed the Most in the Near Future? “End-to-end business processes across the firewall courtesy of mobile.”
-Patrick Lujan

What Aspect of Business Processes Do You Think Will Be Transformed the Most in the Near Future? “People will finally come to understand that there are two sides to the business process coin - orchestration (a la BPMN), and choreography (how different sets of responsibilities coordinate their state).”
-Derek Miers

“All the ideas of BPM world should be tied to the processes and problems of YOUR organization. Otherwise it just stays cool theory that isn't connected to daily practice.”
-Emiel Kelly

“Companies that are new to BPM are easily drawn to the values it delivers (optimization, tracking…) but fail to foresee some constraints.”
-Philippe Ozil

“It's surprising, to me at least, how difficult it can be for organizations to grasp the difference between an application and the platform on which such an application is implemented. As a result, intuitive leaps that are fairly obvious to the BPM community (hey, this thing works great for processing invoices, I wonder if it could also be used for managing clinical trials?) can be pretty opaque to the business itself.”
-Scott Menter

“If you cannot model, deploy, test, adjust and deploy again in minutes (not hours, not days, NOT WEEKS!); then you won't get several improvement cycles.”
-Juan J. Moreno

“BPM is the world’s most important technology for the automation of work. And it goes without saying that the automation of work is the primary purpose of technology.”
-John Morris