The progression of advanced systems and operational intelligence over the years has lead to businesses/organisations having the ability to use data in a proactive way so that problems can be identified immediately. Data analytics and sensor information can identified the problem immediately with enhanced process management controls preventing the problem occurring at all. In the modern world, It has become the new ‘normal’ to to respond to everyday activities exceptionally.
Computers are consistent, people are not. Business process management delivers reliable, repeatable and sustainable results.
I think everyone has seen and read the story about using drones to deliver your shopping. And it is not an April fool’s day prank. It looks real enough. The Jetsons have arrived.
I read with interest a piece on the Jisc website called ‘Retaining students’. This piece reported that “according to a National Audit Office report, 20% of students in higher and 15% in further education do not complete their studies.”
I remember a friend at university. Sam* was a clever chap, studying astrophysics, and seemed to have some really interesting ideas about the nature of the Hubble Constant, the rate of expansion in the universe. Well beyond me, but impressive to his lecturers by all accounts.
During the last 12 months, I have spoken with student support and engagement professionals in universities across the UK. As a result, I have gleaned an insight into the challenges they face and what appears to be the three not so secret secrets of good student engagement.
The European Spreadsheet Risk Interest Group (EUSPRIG) (no, really!) maintains a list of spreadsheet horror stories and when you have plenty of time on your hands you might like to browse through their extensive list of corporate fails.
I’ve blogged previously about my recent day at the ICCA in Sydney. One section focussed closely on process excellence, a topic close to my heart. Process is a key element of achieving the company objectives.
I have posted a number of blogs exploring how to describe what XMPro is. But I tend to continue to be dissatisfied with my explanations. Sometimes the answers you are looking for are so close they could bite.
I recently had the pleasure of meeting and talking to the CIO of a multi-national company about his future needs. He was sure that he had no need for BPM because if he did he would use the ERP workflow!