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Posted by Clay Richardson on December 23, 2010
As 2010 winds down, many business process professionals are finalizing plans to take their BPM initiatives to the next level in 2011. With so many different BPM trends and predictions floating around out there, I’m sure you’re scratching your head wondering which trends to adopt in 2011 and which trends to push off for another year.
My colleague Gene Leganza recently published an excellent report titled "The Top 15 Technology Trends EAs Should Watch". I was pleased to see several BPM-specific trends show up in the report’s “Top 15” list. For the second year in a row, the report highlighted social BPM as one of the top trends to watch. In addition, process data management — the combination of MDM and BPM — was highlighted as another top BPM-related trend.
I recommend reading the entire report, since Gene does an excellent job slicing the survey data to show how we selected and ranked the top 15 trends.
So, as you're finalizing your 2011 BPM plans, here are the hottest trends and capabilities I recommend adding to your road map:
In addition to these trends, I recommend reading our “Forrester Tech Radar™ For BP&A Pros: Business Process Management Suites, Q3 2009” report to assess other trends taking shape in the BPM suite space. This report maps out the evolution of the BPM suite space over the next five to 10 years and provides insight as to which components in the BPM ecosystem represent the greatest business value.
I’m wrapping up this blog post, as I’m headed off to Disney for Christmas vacation. Looking back over 2010, it was a very good year for BPM — continued growth in demand and adoption, several high-profile acquisitions, and continued shift toward driving better business outcomes. Regardless of which trends you decide to add to your road map, here’s wishing you the best with all of your endeavors in 2011!
I want to hear from you. Let me know which BPM trends you plan to embrace in 2011. Do you have plans to add business architecture skills to your BPM competency mix? Are you planning adopt social BPM to help improve business processes? Or are you looking at adopting another trend that’s not on our radar? Post your thoughts in the comment section, or feel free to shoot me a quick email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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