Is BPM trending Outside-In?


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Through 2009 we ran a survey, for a large part in conjunction with LinkedIn.
Thank you to all the contributors especially so the BP Group ( membership.

More than 260 people took the time to respond and produced the following result. A selection of supporting comments and authors reveals a startling trend as business process management as a purely ‘inside’ the organisation activity, to one now best reflected in the phrase “the customer experience is the process”. This latter view coined ‘Outside-In’ fundamentally changes every aspect of the way we do business in terms of people, processes, strategy and technology. The next poll will build on this understanding….

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Process improvement is essential, however the vernacular will continue to evolve.
I voted for the outside-in approach by definition (after attending your excellent training). I think, that those three BPM should be separated EXPLICITELY — this will help us to move from current vendor-centric BPM to correct customer-centric BPM. Thanks, AS
“Encouraging” results. Good to know that enterprises and specialists are converging to an approach that delivers value. Successful BPM has to be is client-oriented / ”outside-in”. (I know … some still disagree …). If possible Top-Down. Never a Technology. Regards, NMusa

‘+($cur($this,’body’))+’ ‘” jstcache=”54″>Imagine designing anything from the inside out. What is the likelihood that if you had all the components of a car designed separately that it would ever fit together? What if you designed a house by having people design each room and then see how they fit together. A design principle is: Top Down Outside In.

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Steve Towers
A seasoned practitioner with over 30 years of hands-on experience, Steve Towers is one of industry's noted experts in BPM, Customer Expectation Management and Performance transformation. Towers heads the Research & Professional Services network within the BP Group, the world's first and premier network for Process & Performance professionals.


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