I haven’t blogged in a bit, but then none of you sent me flowers or chocolates, so I guess we’re even. I’m blogging today to herald my last day leading the BPM team. Before you gasp or cheer or do one of those silly dances you saw on Youtube, let me clarify. I’m not going anywhere; Gartner is the best gig on the planet. I’m just transitioning to lead a new team. Having started Gartner’s BPM research back in the dark ages (circa 1999/2000), I’m ready for a new challenge, a change of the status quo. And – about a month ago – I was offered that change. Starting tomorrow – August 1 – I’ll be leading Gartner’s IT Asset Management, Vendor Management and Procurement research teams. John Dixon will become the new leader of the BPM team. We’re both excited. John has a deep background in management, and he’s going to be a great leader. As for me… well… I’ve always been interested in pricing models and the arcane aspects of software licensing, as those of you who attended the most recent BPM conferences will recall. I even wrote on this subject, back when I wrote BPM content. Now, I’m privileged to lead the teams that will be delivering that hard-hitting and quantifiable research. IT Asset Management, Vendor Management, and Procurement: It’s a new ballgame for me. I’m so jazzed, I might even start blogging again, on a more frequent basis, on this new topic. We’ll see. To everyone in the land of BPM, thank you for the good ride we’ve had. Keep pushing for process excellence. It’s a goal that will never fade. Keep our vision intact. Those of us who were there at the start of the industry can be proud of what it has grown into.
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