Introducing Agile BPM

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Faculty Member, BPMInstitute.org, Agile SME
Joanne Carswell is a Faculty Member of BPMInstitute.org and an IT Leader currently serving in the Enterprise Data Services area. She has over 15 years experience supporting a wide range of projects including waterfall and agile methodologies. She has led a wide range of successful high performing teams including Business Analysts, Data Analysts, Developers, Data Scientists, and Architects. Joanne has a BS in Computer Science and a Master's in Software Engineering and holds several industry certifications including Certified Business Analysis Professional, Certified Scrum Product Owner, Six Sigma Green Belt, A+ Troubleshooting in Hardware & Software, Certified Internet Webmaster, and i-Net+. In 2015, she completed 9 classes for Data Scientists taking courses in R-Programming, Statistical Inference, Regression Modeling, and Practical Machine Learning. Joanne is a recognized speaker and trainer who has presented at the IIBA BBC Conference in November of 2012 and at 2013 Project World & World Congress for Business Analysts event in September 2013 ("Building a Successful Requirements Re-use Program"), at the 2013 IIBA BBC Conference ("Fire and Ice: Blending Agile and Waterfall from a BA Perspective"), and at BA World in Atlanta 2014 ("Utilizing Six Sigma Methodology to Strengthen Your Requirements Analysis Skills"). In addition she has spoken at Manheim Automotive, UPS Supply Chain Solutions, SunTrust Bank, and at local Greater Atlanta IIBA Chapter meetings. During 2016 she conducted the CBAP study classes for the local IIBA Greater Atlanta Chapter. Specialties: Agile Methodology, Agile Transformation, BI Agile Implementation, Six Sigma Analysis, Reporting, Requirements Elicitation and Analysis, Requirements Re-use, Traceability, Solution Assessment and Validation

Here at BPMInstitute (BPMI), we’ve taught agile business analysis and business process management courses to numerous Business Analysts and BPM practitioners. A frequent question from our students continues to be – can we apply agile to business process management?

The answer is YES! By combining agile with BPM, you can create agile BPM to benefit your organization with more efficiency, consistency, and quality in your BPM initiatives.

Most importantly, you will deliver value to your process users more frequently. 

This new methodology is created by applying the agile values, principles, and concepts to BPM initiatives and projects. The agile software development life cycle becomes the agile BPM delivery life cycle. Agile ceremonies and techniques are adapted for use in BPM; BPM techniques benefit from having agile concepts applied to them as well. 

The focus for agile BPM is on software-enabled dynamic processes.

BPMI has developed a new four-course Agile BPM certificate program which will teach you how to add agile to BPM.

  • Starting with Agile Methodology for BPM, you will learn how to apply agile values, principles, and concepts to BPM to define and prioritize BPM projects. Examine multiple approaches for applying agile to your BPM projects which will allow you to focus your efforts in the best way for your organization. 
  • Agile BPM Roles and Responsibilities teaches you how to functionally decompose your BPM initiatives and structure your BPM department to accomplish your agile BPM objectives. Learn the roles and responsibilities necessary to implement agile BPM no matter which approach your organization chooses. 
  • In Agile Techniques for BPM, you get hands-on experience in many techniques from both agile and BPM for use in agile BPM. Discover the theory behind and gain experience in splitting stories for refinement, user story mapping to create and gain agreement on Minimum Viable Product (MVP), and road mapping to visualize and communicate the plan for the process. 
  • In the final course, Agile BPM in Action, you will have an immersive experience in the sprint cycle for agile BPM from sprint planning to sprint demo and everything in between – a learning experience that will reinforce the previous three classes and add layers of details for implementing this new methodology.

Check out the complete course descriptions online and see the schedule for upcoming classes. We welcome dedicated classes as well if you want to train your entire department at once in a class customized for your organization. 

You asked, we’ve responded! We hope to see you in one of our upcoming online training classes.

Additional resources for Agile BPM:

  1. Certificate
  2. Webcast: How to apply Agile Concepts to Business Process Management and Business Analysis
  3. Group Training
  4. Training Schedule

 

 

How to apply Agile Concepts to Business Process Management and Business Analysis

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