Cut to the Chase – BPM Learning Labs in London

One problem with “hot” technology markets like BPM is that while industry hype raises awareness of the need, it also breeds lots of confusion for end user organizations. Industry pundits are ratcheting up the urgency meter, exclaiming that “BPM is mainstream” and if you’re not in the game, you’re falling behind. At the same time, the related flood of theories and jargon about strategies, technologies, and methodologies coming from these same pundits (and vendors, too, of course) tend to cloud the waters rather than clear them.

So let’s cut to the chase: you have to get off the sidelines and actually deploy your first BPM process and start the process improvement lifecycle. This initial win makes it easier to get your second, third and fourth, and before you know it you’re on your way to optimizing your entire organization for speed and agility.

Sounds easy – and if you have the right tools it really can be. You can see how at the UK Gartner BPM Summit on March 1 and 2. I’ll be leading two Learning Lab sessions on “BPM Simplified,” where in just 45 minutes I’ll show you how the Appian 6 BPM Suite enables you to quickly identify troubled processes,  model the process flows, compose an automated BPM application, and quickly create reports needed to track and improve process efficiency. You can read more information and register here. On March 3, we’ll be presenting a Virtual Lab for those who can’t make it to the conference. Register for that by sending an email to

Hope to see you there!

Malcolm Ross

Director of Product Management