10+ very interesting responses from the experts which should help you decide which BPM skills are hot and which are not.

Almost every year you can hear about the new standards and topics in BPM that promise you great results. But how to distinguish between new skills you should add to your toolbox, obsolete ones or hypes?

how to distinguish between new skills you should add to your toolbox, obsolete ones or hypes?

To help you decide what is worth your attention in 2016 Zbigniew Misiak asked some of the best BPM experts in the world two simple questions:

1. What are the skills that BPM practitioners should add to their toolbox in 2016?

2. Which skills are no longer relevant or not practically applicable yet (hype)?

The post is pretty long, so I have added navigation to make your life easier:

Josep Mª Cos

Lloyd Dugan

Ian Gotts

Harald Kühn

Marcello La Rosa

Alberto Manuel

Nathaniel Palmer

Adrian Reed

Clay Richardson

Pedro Robledo

Alexander Samarin

Jim Sinur

John Tesmer

Now, let’s dive into the answers.

Pedro Robledo

PR4Pedro Robledo is Editor-in-Chief, Publisher and BPM Marketing Advisor and trusted Networker at BPMteca.com, who publishes unique books on business process management and the e-magazine “World BPM Magazine”; it provides services of translation of BPM documents from English to Spanish, and it provides marketing services oriented to lead generation for BPM providers and trusted Networking for all people who is interested on BPM.

Robledo has more than 24 years of professional experience in Enterprise Software Market with a complete background and skills in sales, marketing and business development, focused on the company strategy, lead generation and oriented to objectives with the commitment and consecution to results. He is one of the most influential Spanish thought leader in BPM, as for 10 years has been dedicated to promote industry awareness of Business Process Management in Spain and Latin America. Pedro has over 22 years of experience as Professor in University with strong skills in eLearning for 15 years in Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (UOC). He is currently the academic Director of online BPM Technologic Master in Universidad Internacional de la Rioja (UNIR) as well as BPM Professor of IT Service Management for Universities Expert Course in Universidad Castilla La Mancha (UCLM). Since 2013 he is Judge of WfMC Awards for Excellence in BPM and Workflow.


He writes his Blog “The White Book on Business Process Management”: http://pedrorobledobpm.blogspot.com.es/

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What are the skills that BPM practitioners should add to their toolbox in 2016?

When we talk about skills of BPM practitioners, we should clarify that there are different roles demanded by BPM project (BPM initiative sponsor, Enterprise Architects, Business Architects, Project Managers, Business Analysts, Process Owner, IT Managers, Process Analyst, Process Designer…) – for instance, Jim Reardan explains 14 different roles in “BPM Roles and Responsabilities Reference Guide”. So there are different skills depending of the role of the participant in the BPM initiative.

The current digital revolution and the technical disruption forces (SMACT – Social Mobile Analytics Cloud Things) provide a great opportunity to all companies in order to meet the business challenges to be able to achieve their goals and develop their innovation capabilities. And BPM is a main piece in the digital transformation of any company, as the processes are the key.

Now the market has not enough BPM professionals for the current demanded job positions and the expected figures in the next 5 years. It is required professionals with skills in Process Management Social Networks, Streaming Analytics and Big Data, Mobile Process Management, Event Processing and Internet of Things.

Which skills are no longer relevant or not practically applicable yet (hype)?

As the BPM maturity is low in the market, the professionals need business knowledge and technology expertise of the process management lifecycle to advance in the maturity. Now, there are many companies in process modelling or process analysis, but they will have to increase their efforts in the process design and automation.
Currently the roles with higher level of maturity such as Process Architects are solicited much less. I suggest to read the paper “BPM Skills and Roles: An investigation of the demand and supply side of BPM Professionals” by P. Lohmann and M. Zur Muehlen, that it compares and contrasts the process roles demanded by industry with the backgrounds of BPM professionals.”

To read more about this article, please go to the original sources HERE by Zbigniew Misiak

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