BPM Methodology Should Align with BPM Technology
Successful Business Process Management (BPM) projects require not only a robust BPM platform but also an effective BPM methodology through which the platform is leveraged to plan, design, build, monitor, and improve process applications. While insights can be gained from generic process improvement and project management methodologies such as Agile and Lean, in practice it will be most efficient to employ a BPM methodology that derives from and is aligned with the specific BPM platform that you are using. The alternative of trying to map a platform-independent BPM methodology to the modules and functionalities of your particular platform is likely to be complex, cumbersome, and slow.
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Since your BPM technology will unavoidably shape your BPM methodology, it’s important when purchasing a BPM suite to consider the type of BPM methodology that the platform will best support.
Pega BPM Methodology: Iterative and Agile
Pegasystems is the world’s leading maker of business process management software. Consistently rated as the industry leader by major market analysts, Pegasystems’ BPM business has in recent years grown at twice the rate of the overall BPM market, reflecting the superior value that Pega software delivers to our customers.
The Pega BPM suite is engineered specifically to support an iterative and agile BPM methodology that enables Pega users to “build for change”. In each phase of the BPM methodology, corresponding functions in the platform guide you toward reaching the phase objectives:
Define. The Pega BPM Application Profiler supports the collaborative definition of project goals, processes, and use cases.
Iteratively build. Solution frameworks for Project Management and Test Management guide you through and report on iterative rounds of development and testing.
Monitor and analyze. KPI frameworks, workflow reports, and performance optimization facilities provide a detailed picture of current process behavior and help to identify areas for improvement.
Experiment, collaborate, and improve. Collaborate tools support rapid incremental improvements.
Promote best practices. Built-in best practice guidelines proactively alert you to potential performance issues.
Automatically and continuously document. Documentation is automatically generated to keep current with your implementation.
With more industry-specific solution frameworks than any other BPM provider, and with unique coding automation technology that puts business users in charge and minimizes reliance on IT staff, Pega BPM is designed to quickly translate business objectives into executable processes. For customers that desire business process management services, Pegasystems can provide seasoned BPM services professionals who can help you rapidly achieve your business goals.
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