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Is Your BPM Initiative From Mars or Venus?

by Daryl Plummer  |  September 8, 2009  |  2 Comments

Recently, my colleague, Elise Olding asked me to draw a cartoon depicting the tension between the emotional side and the analytical side of BPM. She recently published a note about it where we intended to use the cartoons but circumstances prevented them being published together. The note, called “Don’t Let Your Emotions blow Up Your BPM Plans” is a good read and important to anyone who cares about process (see the link below the cartoon). Another colleague, Jim Sinur, expects to blog on this as well so keep an eye out.

But for the moment, here are the original G-Men cartoons where we make it plain – “You run the risk of derailing your BPM effort if you don’t consider the impact of BOTH sides of your BPM psyche.

Click the image for a larger view. Enjoy.



See the Note for the deep dive:

Business process management project work is composed of two work streams: analytical and emotional. Your project can be derailed by unanticipated reactions to the changes. If you are launching a BPM project, follow the tips in this research and stay on track.

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Daryl C. Plummer
Managing VP & Gartner Fellow
18 years at Gartner
35 years IT industry

Daryl Plummer is vice president, chief of Research and chief Gartner Fellow. Mr. Plummer manages the Gartner Fellows Program, which is designed to allow senior analysts the opportunity to explore new research ideas and to elevate… Read Full Bio

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