2nd BPinPM.net Conference – Save the date!

Thanks to all your positive feedbacks and requests for a follow-up event to last year’s conference in Seeheim, we have started to take action and are proud to now officially announce the date for the 2nd BPinPM.net Conference for process management experts.

The conference will take place on September 10/11, 2013 at Lufthansa Training & Conference Center in Seeheim in the area of Frankfurt.

To address both, last year’s participants and new process management experts, we will have a look on how the already discussed subjects have developed since last year and introduce new results of our Best Practice in Process Management workshop series. We plan to cover a variety of different process management areas, from fundamentals such as a company-wide defined process model and connection of processes and organizational structure to specific issues such as process performance measurements. Continue reading “2nd BPinPM.net Conference – Save the date!”

Founding of the Process Management Alliance – An introducing video

To achieve our goal to offer an official platform for process management experts, we are proud to announce that we have finally founded and registered the Process Management Alliance. 🙂

This association will not only take over the Best Practice in Process Management activities to bring experts together and to identify and share best practices in process management but also to transfer this knowledge to the educational and social sector. So the founding is another step on our journey towards the improvement of process management which already started about ten years ago.

To introduce the Process Management Alliance we created a short video. Continue reading “Founding of the Process Management Alliance – An introducing video”

Process Modeling – Best Practice Workshop Results (Video + Slides)

Process Modeling Best PracticesIn the first Best Practice in Process Management workshop we discussed the topic “Process Modeling” with a group of twelve process management experts of six different organizations from industry sectors such as aviation, manufacturing, defense, and business services.

All participants introduced the process modeling methods of their organization and presented examples to the group. We discussed the strengths and weaknesses and summarized our key findings in a common document. Continue reading “Process Modeling – Best Practice Workshop Results (Video + Slides)”

Process Management becomes more and more important!

By now, we received 154 feedbacks from participants with different backgrounds such as engineering, aviation and IT with positions as head of department or director. Most participants are from Germany, Austria and Switzerland, but also 19 international participants from other countries took part.

An interesting fact is that 40 % of the participants are involved in process management for more than 9 years.

They were able to gain a lot of experience they also like to share because more than 100 participants are interested in being part of a workshop.

The different aspects concerning process management were rated with an increasing importance, especially the “acceptance of process management within the organization”.

You want to learn more about the topic? Fill in the questionnaire and be part of our community.

English Version: http://survey.BPinPM.net
German Version: http://umfrage.BPinPM.net

Review of BPMCon 2011

After participating in the first BPMCon in Berlin last Friday, I would like to share my impressions and summarize my key learning.

The conference was opened by a provoking key note speech by Gerhard Wohland about “Dynamic-robust process design”. He explained his theory of blue (dead) and red (alive) areas in processes and this learning accompanied us throughout the day. Blue activities are formal and can be described by processes, red activities need talents to be processed. At Lufthansa Technik, we call this “good workmanship”. 😉 For more information about this topic, please visit Gerhard Wohland’s website (only available in German).

My second key learning was the delimitation of the business-related areas of BPM (modeling of processes) and the technical part of BPM which can be supported by process engines or conventional IT systems. Up to now, we are focused on the business-oriented part at Lufthansa Technik, but I am really interested in learning more about how to support processes by process engines based on BPMN modeled processes. This definition of BPM is visualized in the camunda BPMN-Framework (again, only available in German). By the way: Our survey is also focused on the business-related part of BPM. 🙂

Finally, I can state that I am a big fan of Pecha Kucha, now! 20 slides in 6 minutes and 40 seconds, 20 seconds for every slide only. Information on the point. Entertaining for the audience and a real challenge for the presenter. But all of us presenters mastered this challenge and gave their presentations without time difficulties. Now, I am looking forward to the next chance for giving a Pecha Kucha presentation because I would like to improve my presentation with the lessons I learned on Friday. – I am thinking about integrating Pecha Kucha into our Best Practice in Process Management workshops. 😉

BPMCon 2011: Process Management at Lufthansa Technik

On September 9, we will be present at BPMCon 2011 in Berlin. Beside presentations and workshops about BPMN 2.0, Agile BPM, Activity 5, and future of BPM the agenda offers a number of Pecha Kucha presentations. – And one of these presentations will be about “Process Management at Lufthansa Technik”.

I just finalized the slides and I am very excited about presenting Lufthansa Technik’s process management approach on 20 slides within 6 minutes and 40 seconds. – This is 20 seconds per slide.

Among other information, the presentation will cover details about IQ MOVE, our process-oriented management system, as well as JoinIN!, our methodology to develop and implement standardized processes which was developed in cooperation with University of Bamberg.

To read more about the conference, please visit camunda’s BPM blog: http://www.bpm-guide.de/bpmcon-2011/

See you in Berlin!
Mirko