Thanks to Howard Webb (formerly with BPMG) who lives in St. Louis. While I have been busy with a client, he has stepped up to drive the BPM User Group. The next meeting is September 14th at St. Louis University.
If you missed our last meeting at A.G. Edwards, we had two excellent presentations from Rich Phillips, COO of Maritz Travel and Jeanette Lynch, Business Process Management Lead at A.G. Edwards.
The meeting will be in Room 253 a & d of the Busch Student Center. This is right on the corner of Grand and Laclede. Visitor parking is available in the parking garage on Laclede (there is a charge for parking, so plan accordingly).
The meeting is shaping up to be another enjoyable and informative event with speakers from Lombardi and BP3. One of the topics of interest brought up from our last meeting was metrics. So, that will be our focus in September.
As usual we will begin at 7:30am and adjourn at approximately 9:00am. There will be some time before and after to allow for networking and catching up with colleagues.
If you are interested in attending this event, please RSVP to me via email at firstname.lastname@example.org by September 7th if possible. Lombardi is providing the refreshments and we would like to have a close count by then. Please send any questions to may have to the same address.
Lean Six Sigma and BPM: The Power of Two
Speaker: Lance Gibb, President & CEO of BP3
Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt. www.bp-3.com
Lean Six Sigma (LSS) and Business Process Management (BPM) have much to contribute to each other. While Business Process Management and Lean Six Sigma can run successfully as parallel initiatives, companies that successfully connect these two initiatives will realize a competitive advantage. Lance is going to share real world examples of how Lean Six Sigma and Business Process Management can provide organizations with real value in the area of process metrics to better manage and optimize their business processes.
Common pitfalls in integrating Lean Six Sigma and BPM initiatives
How to leverage existing Lean Six Sigma practices and assets in BPM initiatives
How companies that are doing BPM can get started with Lean Six Sigma
How Lean Six Sigma practitioners can get BPM projects started on the right foot.
Business Process Management in Action
Speaker: Brandon Baxter, Senior System Engineer of Lombardi Software
Brandon is going to follow up with a live demo of a customer implementation were you can see the capabilities of what BPM offers in action with a focus on the metrics of the process as well as the metrics around the people working with the process. You will learn how in using a Business Process Management (BPM) suite you can not only get control of your business processes but also get the visibility into your business process so as to make better business decisions and to be able to more quickly react to business events. Through the demo you will see:
How you can Define a business process
Measure how the business process is performing
Analysis how the business process is performing
Improve the business process
Control the business process