New Web Site – BPMF Learning Framework and Training Schedule

February 15, 2007

Just a short note to say that the more observant amongst you will have noticed a new look BPM Focus web site … if you haven’t already been there click the BPM Focus logo on the right.

Secondly, if you are interesting in plugging the yawning skills gap in BPM, check out the BPMF Learning Framework and the Public Course Training Schedule.

In the meantime, I am told we will have over 40 people attending my pre-conference workshop at the Gartner BPM Summit (you have to pay extra for this).

As you can see from the anticipated schedule, I will be picking up some frequent flier miles to add to my growing tally [Gold and ExecPlatinum Card here I come] .

We anticipate having an entirely new form of content up there within a week or so – a self assessment tool for BP Maturity Assessment (that is assuming our partners are true to their word ;-/).

We will also be opening the floodgates for an active discussion forum on the site (for those who want to pick the brains of the wider BPMF Community at large). However, I am not holding my breath on that front. Not since the days of the BPR-L mailing list of the early 90s have I seen much active discussion. Any spammers will be immediately ejected and the IP address banned.

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BP Maturity Models

November 30, 2006

Sandy Kemsley in her piece today about BPMM (BPMM tutorial) clearly hasnt seen too many of these things.

Our old friend at Babson (Tom Davenport) has one, Gartner have a collection of slides for $795 (I am sure it is more than that), Bearing Point have one (The
Business Process Maturity Model: A Practical Approach for Identifying Opportunities for Optimization
(overview free from BP Trends) … even a casual search on Google brings up a great number when you put in Business Process Maturity Model. But BPMG dont seem to make it to the first few pages. Every vendor worth its salts in the SOA space has one …

But none that I have seen have anything like the depth and breadth of that which is being discussed at the OMG next week (i.e. BPMM). Personally, I had a real “A Ha” moment (I know I have had a couple in the last 6 months …) during John Alden’s original presentation on the concept in June in Boston … I was writing (thrashing around) my paper on Corporate Agility and Process Innovation (available
free on the BPM Focus web site under White Papers). It was very much about at what point endless standardization of process needs to give way to innovation and personal freedom (the sort of thing that Jon Pyke alludes to in Why Workflow Sucks).