Here are some of the links posted over on the Process Cafe Espresso Shots this week1
BPM is Shifting into High Gear - Jim Sinur from Gartner on the evolving state of BPM. Rapidly changing business environments are calling for more agile BPM technologies. Case management goes someway towards solving the issue but more is needed.
Do You Understand the Difference Between Workflow and BPM? - Useful article. Graphic included.
Agile Methods is still an IT project - I can manage my own bank transactions and build my own website. Why can't I do the same thing in a business environment?
The Business Value of IT – there is none… - A hypotheses from Gartner stating that they believe there should be a shift from IT creating efficiencies in the business to IT adding value to the business. In related news touching hot surfaces can cause burns and running on icy pavements can lead to falls.
Process Modeling: Doing by Design - Jim Sinur at Gartner lists the different types of process modeling that can occur, from my favourite - butchers paper and Post-it notes - to complex BPMS systems. Which ones do you use?
Does EA Die By PowerPoint? - An interesting take on the use of Powerpoint in the Us Army.
Personally I think that the key take-away from this - in any field - is to keep it brief and put forward just your key points. Death by Powerpoint is a no-no, but so is putting too much detail in a lot of things.
Cricket, Lies, and....Content Management - A fascinating look at some of the issues facing the IPL and how these could have been reduced with appropriate processes.
1 The Process Cafe Espresso Shots is a place for linking to process related articles written by other people that don't merit a full post on the Process Cafe but are still worth your time reading. Sort of an espresso shot of 'The Process Cafe'-eine.