Connie objects to the characterization by some of "BPM failures", and has excellent advice for those who either see BPM initiatives stalling, or want to prevent them from getting stuck:
- Cut down the up-front time spent on process modeling.? There's no reason you can't continue to invest in modeling after your BPM initiatives are in progress.
- Knowing how to scope your effort. Getting projects that are too big to tackle, or too small to matter, can stall efforts.? Right-sizing process efforts is, unfortunately, still more art than science.
- Let business drive. Stated differently - make business drive.? My take: exactly, but don't let them drive off the cliff.? Get them to lead, but don't be an order-taker.? IT's job isn't just to implement, it is also to inform and consult.
- Develop a strong process-improvement methodology. Don't ignore the methodology aspects as well as the technical aspects of BPM.