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Jon Pyke Keynote Address

Jon Pyke Keynote Address



Keynote Address given by Jon Pyke, chairman of the Workflow Management Coalition (WfMC), at Transformation and Innovation 2007.

Keynote Address given by Jon Pyke, chairman of the Workflow Management Coalition (WfMC), at Transformation and Innovation 2007.



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    • Jon Pyke
    • Chairman Workflow Management Coalition
    • Founder and CEO The Process Factory
    • SessionTitle:
    • Understanding your Organization’s Processes
    Welcome to Transformation and Innovation 2007 The Business Transformation Conference Welcome
  • A Definition Business Process Management (BPM) is a natural and holistic management approach to operating business that produces a highly efficient, agile, innovative, and adaptive organization that far exceeds that achievable through traditional management approaches.  
  • What’s it really all about? Wikipedia defines Business Process Management thus: “ The term Business Process Management (or BPM ) is a set of activities which organizations can perform to either optimize their business processes or adapt them to new organizational needs. As these activities are usually aided by software tools, the term BPM is synonymously used to refer to the software tools themselves.”
  • Think Data SOA Transactions Business Process Management Layer Main Business Process Compliance Risk Service Levels Regulations
  • Why we do BPM *
    • Makes it easier to improve business processes and create new ones
    • Enables the automation of processes across the entire organization and beyond
    • Provides managers with real-time information on performance
    • Allows organizations to take full advantage of new computing services.
    • Puts existing and new processes under the direct control of business managers – no technology
    * Source: Understanding your organization’s Processes – Pyke et al - CUP
  • Business Process Management
    • It’s about People
    • It’s about Business
    • It’s about managing performance
    • It’s about improved control
    • It’s not about SOA!!!
    • It’s not about Web Services
    Yucky technical stuff The business need
    • BPM Evolution
      • where these two technologies overlap
      • where they are different
      • which mathematical models to use
      • which standards are applicable to which part of the stack
      • and all that associated puff.
  • Origin discussions are behind us:
    • One technology begat the other
      • But now they appear to be diverging
      • Some platform vendors suggest BPM:
        • It’s only about system-to-system
        • People not involved
    • But we know different!!!
  • It sucks
    • Workflow sucks because poor assumptions
    • Too inflexible
    • People don’t tend to work that way
    • The unexpected is ever present
    Not any of my products you understand
  • It sucks
    • BPM sucks because it ignores carbon
    • But it’s good because of heritage
    • Systems do as you expect
    • BPEL4PEOPLE won’t fix the problem
  • It sucks
    • The Web sucks because it bombards us with too much info – most of which we can’t absorb
    • Web 2.0 will suck harder – because we’ll get even more stuff than we do now
  • Emerging Trends*
    • RFID
    • VoIP
    • IM retention
    • SMS retention
    • Workgroup collaboration
    • Tracking the
    • content and distribution of:
      • RSS feeds,
      • corporate blogs
      • internal wikis
    *AiiM Emtag November 2006
  • Business will get harder
    • More compliance
    • More competition
    • More control
    • But more information
    • More unstructured communication
    • Harder to manage and track
  • What’s the answer? Understanding the business processes exist at 2 levels (the Silicon and the Carbon) takes us a long way towards understanding how we solve this potential problem.
  • The Compliance Gap The Business Process – where two worlds collide
  • BPM as a Web Services mind set The process is seen as a set of service interactions by the IT people – this is OK but doesn’t mean anything to the business Logistics ( Mainframes) Customers (Databases) Content/ Personalisation (Interaction Packages) Customer Service (Client/Server) Integration (EAI Packages) ERP (Packages) Java (Application Servers) J2EE
  • Business Process Technology Process Portals ERP Packaged Apps Home-grown Content Mgmt Mainframes Data Windows Terminal Apps Unix Supply Chain Partners Mobile Workforce Customers Interaction Integration
  • Knowledge Intensive BPM
    • Process based technology that understands the needs of people and supports the inherent “spontaneity” of the human mind is the next logical step, and we might be tempted to name this potential paradigm shift “Knowledge Intensive Business Processes”.
    • All we know and love about BPM still valid
      • SOA, Web Services, Systems to Systems etc.
      • IC-BPMS
    • But Human side is not simply forms routing and work queues
    • You’re managing cases!!!!
  • Knowledge Intensive BPM
    • The key differentiating factor of a case handling environment is the ability to run multiple procedures against a given case of work—the primacy is with the case rather than the process that is used to support a work item
    • Case Handling systems leverage the capability to associate virtually any number of objects within the context of a case
      • Processes, documents, attributes, resources, assets
    • Processes tend to “unfold” rather than rely on a priori design time decisions (but within the context of an overall framework)
  • Human Interaction Management System Case A Case C Project B Source Peter Fingar ERP Workflow / BPM Document Mgt. Other Enterprise Apps. PLM
  • Vertical Apps. Doc. Mgt. Workflow/BPM ERP PLM Business Rules Knowledge Mgt. Database IT SYSTEMS Project A Case B Joe Jim Jane Jill Jack John Jen Mgt. Control Compliance
  • Key points to recognize
    • The unpredictable actions of the carbon components are not ad-hoc processes,
    • Nor are they exception handling (ask anyone with a six sigma background about exceptions and you’ll understand very quickly what I mean).
    • This is all about the unstructured interactions between people – in particular knowledge workers.
    • These unstructured and unpredictable interactions can, and do, take place all the time – and it’s only going to get worse!
    • The advent of Web 2.0, social computing, SaaS etc. etc., are already having, and will continue to have, a profound effect on the way we manage and do business.
  • Thank Y
    • Jon Pyke
    • Chairman Workflow Management Coalition
    • Founder and CEO The Process Factory
    • Contact Information:
    • [email_address]
    ou www.theprocessfactory.com www.wfmc.org Thank Y ou