10 Best Practices for BPM Implementation

Today i had the chance to read an article by Talend that summarizes simple yet efficient strategies to a successful BPM implementations that i think its worth to share, and here is my review:
Business Process Management implementation has many immediate and long-term benefits, a poor start can jeopardize the overall success of the mission. The following steps and guidelines will help ensure the success of your organization's BPM implementation while minimizing the possibility of any potential setbacks.
  1. Model How You Actually Work: When deploying BPM in your organization you must establish a starting point or what is known as AS-IS process/diagram of how people are currently working. moreover in order to determine which process to improve it is important to observe the realities of their environment.

  • Think Big, Start Small:

    • It is best to start with a smaller, more easily manageable project that will produce measurable results while keeping the larger focus in mind.
    • The first implementation should be one in which real improvement actually makes a difference to the organization.
    • No one will be impressed if the first application of BPM results in "improvements" like better handling of useless or truly unimportant tasks.

  • Involve All Project Stakeholders: Who Should own the BPM Project? who are your major stakeholders?

    • It is important that any BPM deployment integrates seamlessly into your organization's existing IT infrastructure, therefore IT gurus in your organization are one of the stakeholder roles.
    • Business Users or Functional owners are the people who actually know how the process works.
    • Lastly the end users who will eventually use the deployed application.

  • Choose the Tool Based on Needs
  • Choose a Champion to Lead the Way
  • Establish Milestones
  • Provide Deliverables Promptly
  • Encourage Collaboration
  • Measure Results Step-by-step
  • Use Professional Services When Necessary

  • For further reading you can download the article from Talend.com