So while I am at it, I thought I should mention the other thread of research work I am involved in. I have become very interested in the emerging role of the Business Analyst and the ways in which organizations have responded to the challenge of BPM. So we put together a survey and put together a range of prizes as an incentive to persuade those in the industry to spend no more than 10 minutes completing the survey.
Major Prize – Either a Nikon D200 camera, or a Bose Home Entertainment System (value circa $1200)
Runners Up Prizes:
3 x Bose Quiet Comfort Headphones (value $349 each)
5 x Zune 8GB MP3 Players (value $180 each)
10 Copies of BPMN Modeling and Reference Guide.
You can take the survey here (one entry per person, validated against email address and employer).
The survey will run till mid-October, following which we will produce a summary report for those who took part. The prize draw will take place at the BPM Technology Showcase in Washington DC on October 16th.
Did I mention that as another reason I have been quiet … suppose not, but all these things contribute.The Showcase event is a completely different sort of BPM Experience – an opportunity to see the products, up close and personal, in a side-by-side comparison. I will probably post another entry about that in the next few days
(BTW, the early bird discount for delegate registrations expires tomorrow … at $395 it is a pretty amazing deal as it includes 2 workshops on the first day, any one of which would normally cost you that much at a traditional conference).