With today’s top BPM tools, we are able to create and deploy applications with more ease and speed than ever—I’ve personally seen small applications build with both Pega and Appian in under 30 minutes! This allows BPM teams to take full advantage of providing businesses with immediate value and obvious benefits through quick wins.
While it is vital to see the big picture and have a forward thinking outlook, quick wins in BPM are crucial for an overall initiative to take flight and succeed. They are the starting point, giving momentum to scaling solutions and to larger projects—they will live and lie by the success of the pilot. Consider the following strategies in choosing the best path to a quick win.
The most important part of building the case for a new project is identifying the first process or set of processes—this process area should be clearly understood.
Once a process area has been chosen, there are some ideas surrounding the pilot program itself, to examine.
So now, what do you win?
First and foremost, this quick win has hopefully lead to further sponsorship—the initiative will continue to grow and develop. The project was short, low cost, and most importantly, made a visible impact on the business. Another notable outcome should be easy and positive user adoption to this first process area, hopefully paving the way for future adoptions. Done right, a quick win could change the way an organization works by creating an ethos of continuous process improvement, and in some cases even encourage generation of a company-wide BPM program. BPM professionals need to understand the need to create small and quick wins especially while working large enterprise BPM deployments.
Understand the big picture, start with a smart scalable pilot, win quick.
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