Thursday, December 10, 2009

The international flavor of the ABPMP Board

This past weekend I was at the ABPMP International Board Meeting and I got to know a bunch of new people, that like me, are really passionate about BPM. You may not know this, but Brazil is the Chapter of ABPMP with the biggest growth. They were overwhelming represented at the board. It was a delight to hear that there's at least one country in the American continent that is a full blown expansion. Chile and Colombia were also represented, as well the BPM community in Europe by Professor Goetz. I think the photos will come out as people start arriving to their countries... but here it is.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Last 2009 ABPMP Board Meeting

This past weekend I attended the last ABPMP board meeting and was happy to realize, while talking to the guests and my peers, that we all are seeking something after BPM.

Over the weekend I was able to talk to Leandro Jesus, a bright and up-coming Brazilian educator and entrepreneur, that came up with a sentence that I will use from now on - "BPM is everything and is nothing". This expresses the reason why BPM continues to fail mass adoption, and why disciplines that cater to "Project Managers" and "Business Analysts', continue to advance in popularity and adoption.

So, what is the solution. Do we need the anti-bpm? I replied to Sandy Kemsley in regards to this topic. She didn't like too much (I think) of the "anti" word, and I tried to explain that "anti", isn't in the concept of denying BPM, but to making it move forward.

Be that has it may, the fundamental impression is that more people are getting to the realization that a new BPM needs to emerge. One that is able to reflect the umbilical connection to System Theory.