Today, my wife advanced another major step in her quest to be ordained as a Methodist minister. The amount of preparatory work for this big day was similar to what I have seen with consulting firm senior managers who are up for partner and with professors being considered for tenure – it’s that serious. Ordination is not a requirement to be a preacher, but it is expected if you plan to make the most of your profession.
I got to thinking… “What if we did something similar in BPM land. What if we expected a specific, defined level of due diligence and certification for our top process practitioners?” The idea intrigued me… even though the parallel between ordination and process certification is not a great one – flawed as it is on so many levels. Also, I am not talking about any of the Six Sigma belt kinds of certification here. I am strictly interested in BPM certification that is generic in nature, not tied to a specific methodology (vendor or otherwise), and – in reality – only just emerging as a topic of credible interest. Brett Champlin, head of the ABPMP, and I recorded a few podcasts last year on BPM certification. We agreed that BPM certification is a cool idea. But – cool aside – is it something you consider of value? When the time comes, and certification has legs, is it something for you?
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