Process Risks and Methodology
Table 14.1 lists various risks that exist in the process architecture phase and then offers ways of mitigating those risks. It does not, however, describe what specific problems may be caused by those risks.
For this Discussion topic, pick one of those risks and give an example of how that risk may manifest itself in an organization.
For example, Risk 2 is “architecture is too detailed.” How might this be experienced in an organization? What difficulties would having a too detailed architecture cause? In what way would its effects impact the business?
Real examples from research are great, but because it will be difficult to find these, you may also provide a hypothetical scenario that fits the situation, as long as you demonstrate an understanding of process architecture and its impact.
Business Process Modeling Example
Step 2 of the process architecture phase involves selecting a process modeling methodology to be used in a subsequent phase to map out the selected business process. Many business process modeling methods exist. Each one focuses on, and highlights, a different attribute of the business process. Some are focused on the sequential steps of a process where others may map out interactions between people or the IT elements that support the process.
For this Discussion topic, research and describe one business process modeling methodology that you might use in the future. Make sure to also discuss what its advantages and disadvantages are and provide some sort of an example. This could be a link, an image, or a reference that shows the methodology being applied.
Launch Pad Phase
Now that the foundation has been set for the BPM project it is time to launch. The launch pad phase is where the project is scoped, established, and launched.
According to your book, the first two results that should be expected from the launch Pad Phase will include:
1. Definition of stakeholders involved or associated with the project.
2. Stakeholder engagement and commitment, and documented and agreed upon expectations.
The first five steps in this phase are all about ensuring this is done properly. Even though the project team is engaged and working hard, it is possible to fail in a project when the stakeholders or executive management is not properly engaged. In fact, this is one of the most commonly cited reasons for failed projects and an often discussed as a cause of frustration for all involved.
For this Discussion topic, search for and discuss a news article or a case study in which a company has failed in a project due this very reason.
1. Describe what the project/situation was.
2. Describe why stakeholders/executives were not properly engaged.
3. Describe how this impacted the outcome of the project.
Do not forget to cite and reference your sources in APA format (use the Kaplan Writing Center for APA help).
Table 15.1 lists few of the likely critical success factors within a BPM project and who is responsible. These success factors are important because they give direction to a project and assign specific responsibilities to participants.
For this Discussion topic, order the provided success factors from most important to least important and then:
1. Describe your reasoning for why you picked your most important factor.
2. Describe your reasoning for why you picked your least important factor.
3. Provide one additional success factor that is not in this list, but you would want to achieve in your own project.