Gartner Group's Michele Cantara just published its list of "Who's Who" in BPM Consulting and System Integration on December 14th, 2009.? 17 Companies are covered, and BP3 is on the list.? Michele gives an overview of the BPM Services landscape, and rightly points out:
While many consultants and system integrators offer some form of business consulting or process optimization services, they may not have the capabilities appropriate for business process management. This report profiles the BPM consulting capabilities of 17 external service providers.? - from the abstract
The price is $995 for the report by itself, but if you have a Gartner subscription you may have ready access to it.? BPM consulting is defined as a special case of Business Operations Improvement (BOI) consulting, which is process improvement tied to downstream technology change.? Gartner plots the vendors on the "Gartner Consulting Continuum", and then provides a synopsis of each vendor, including BP3.
It's an honor to be included in the list, and to be able to get the word out about what we're up to - and to get heard above the noise is even more gratifying.? It's a small world in this particular space - we know some of the other companies on and off of this list, and we've had opportunity to work together to deliver solutions for customers. We just don't believe that this is a zero-sum game, because successful BPM projects are growing the pie faster than any one service provider can accommodate, and because it takes a variety of skills to make these projects successful.
While Gartner points out that our size might limit our ability to handle large scale BPM and transformation initiatives, it turns out we're in the middle of just such an initiative right now - leading a joint team of BP3, Lombardi/IBM, TCS, and customer personnel, more than 150 people in all.? We like to think we have impact larger than our size would indicate: the point is not so much whether all arms and legs are provided by BP3 (which wouldn?t make sense in almost any case as you want to have a variety of specialists and disciplines) -the point is where the leadership and experience base is coming from.
That leadership and experience is where we can help, and it is more specific to our value proposition, whether you're deploying Teamworks or doing an assessment of your processes and opportunities for the first time. We're going to continue building the most experienced, highly skilled BPM team in the business, and stay focused on our core value proposition.? Stay tuned!