The subject of my past several blogs was focused on starting your BPM project.
My blogs were focused on preparing to start your BPM project. A typical BPM project can usually be broken into these basic steps: Analysis; Design; Construction; Implementation.
The Construction and Implementation steps are fairly easy if the Analysis and Design are done properly. I mentioned 5 things that you can do to prepare for the Analysis. Taking these steps before beginning your BPM implementation will increase your odds of success.
- Choose a Champion
- Think big – Start small
- Model how you actually work
- Involve all stakeholders
Companies don’t buy BPM software; they buy a solution to their problem. That solution just happens to include BPM software.
Don’t lose sight of your need to solve a problem. Take the time you need for a thorough analysis. This should help you minimize scope creep. Choose your champion and put together a team to represent all stakeholders. Choose an initial project that has some visibility and will show benefits when implemented. Model how you actually work – make enhancements as you use the solution. Measure – You need to have a good picture of where you started so that you will be able to show improvements empirically.
Done right, you will be able to see real benefits.