e-Book on the way!

I'm working on an e-Book at the moment.

It's called 'The Perfect Process Project' and it is a distillation of the years of experience I have working with companies trying to run business process projects (or, more usually, IT projects with an element of business process improvement in them). It details some of the pitfalls, issues and errors that I have encountered and proposes a new approach and some reasonably off the wall ideas to make this happen.

So bear with me while I complete this over the next couple of weeks and then I'll put it onto this site and see what folks think of it.

The main reason I've posted this entry is to spur me into completing it. Now that it's out in the blogosphere I have to commit to finishing it! (and running my other blogs and working for a living. . . . .)

The Overat list - a few posts you might have missed 'over at' other blogs

Troy Worman over at ProcessGeek was kind enough to publish a post of mine about 3 Key Success Factors for your BPM project. It's quite a long post so if you have a spare few minutes (like during your lunch hour, say), you might like to head over there and check it out.

Sandy Kemsley over at Column 2 has spent this week at the FastForward 2008 conference and has blogged extensively about it. If you don't have Sandy's blog on your RSS feed you should!

Jim Sinur over at Global360.com has a great post about ways to kill a Business Process Project. It could actually be read as a complement to my ProcessGeek article as it seems to be the flip side of a number of the arguments I espouse.

James Taylor (no, the other one...) over at the Enterprise Decision management blog has an opinion piece about business rules spurred on by a Butler report produced at the back end of last year. Business rules are an important part of BPM and one that James obviously feels passionate about.

Basic Best Practices for BPM

Just a heads up to another excellent post from Jim Sinur over at Global360.com.

Jim is detailing some of the key best practice items that need to be in place for successful BPM project

Well worth 5 minutes of your time to read.