BUSINESS PROCESSES: WHAT YOU REALLY NEED TO KNOW – FUNDAMENTALS & TECHNIQUES
Join us for our IIBA Seattle chapter meeting, in the cloud! We are very excited to have Alec Sharp as guest speaker. Alec will share knowledge and insight on the fundamentals and techniques for business process improvement.
Business Processes: What You Really Need to Know – Fundamentals & Techniques
Recent years have seen a huge resurgence of interest in everything to do with business processes. Unlike the faddish Business Process Reengineering craze in the early 1990s, current efforts are much more pragmatic. Driven by needs ranging from improved organisational responsiveness to regulatory compliance, public and private organisations worldwide are committing to a more “process-oriented” approach.
The results, however, often fail to live up to expectations, so the session will highlight the most common problems, and specific techniques to avoid them. Key points include:
- What a "business process" really is, and what goes wrong if they are identified improperly.
- The cross-functional minefield, and the surprising issues that must be addressed;
- The critical relationship between business processes and large system implementations;
- Taking a holistic view of processes – factors that are under- and over- emphasised;
- Differentiators – why you must decide what a process has to excel at.
We’ll also look at some simple but highly effective methods for documenting and optimising processes. Throughout, the key points will be illustrated with real-life examples, and time will be available for discussion.
About the Speaker
Alec Sharp, a senior consultant with Clariteq Systems Consulting, has deep expertise in a rare combination of fields – business analysis and requirements specification; business process change; and business-oriented data modelling. Increasingly, his work involves facilitation, organisational change, and project recovery. His 40 years of hands-on consulting experience, practical approaches, and global reputation in model-driven methods have made him a sought-after resource around the world.
He is also a popular conference speaker, mixing content and insight with irreverence and humour. Among his many top-rated presentations are “Process Change in Agile Timeframes,” “The Human Side of Data Modelling,” “Analyst or Stenographer?,” “Becoming a T-Shaped Professional,” and “Agile and Modelling.” His 90-minute briefing “Five Things You Need To Know About Business Processes” has been delivered to senior executives at major organisations around the globe.
Alec literally wrote the book on business process modelling, “Workflow Modeling: Tools for Process Improvement and Application Development.” Popular with process improvement specialists, business analysts, consultants, and business professionals, it is consistently a top-selling title on business process modelling, analysis, and design, and is widely used as an MBA textbook. He was awarded DAMA's Professional Achievement Award, a global award given to one professional a year for contributions to the Data Management profession.
Due to Covid-19 concerns, this chapter meeting will be held as a virtual meeting. Link to the web meeting will be sent to confirmed registrants prior to the meeting.