Andrew R. Spanyi

Andrew R. SpanyiAndrew Spanyi is the Managing Director of Spanyi International Inc., a consulting and training company, which operates in the field of organization and business process design. His current practice focuses on assisting leaders to transform out-dated, traditional mental models and behaviors towards one based on enterprise business process principles.

He was previously affiliated with The Rummler-Brache Group [RBG]. He joined RBG in 1992 as a consultant, was named a Principal in 1995, and Managing Partner of the Canadian practice in 1996.

Over the past decade, Andrew has managed or participated in over 125 major performance improvement projects across several key industries in both the USA and Canada.

Previously, Andrew worked as the Senior Vice President of SCONA, a specialty financial services firm, and prior to that assignment he was the Director of Marketing and Product Development with Xerox Learning Systems (AKA as Learning International, Achieve Global).

Andrew is regularly asked to speak at conferences on Process Management. He has written extensively on business process issues and is the author of the recently published book Business Process Management is a Team Sport: Play It to Win!.

Andrew holds a Bachelor of Arts (Economics), and earned his MBA [Marketing/Finance] from York University, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. He is a member of the American Management Association and the American Society for Quality.

BPM as a Management Discipline?

Andrew Spanyi, a thought leader in process management and previous contributor to, says that the “M” in Business Process Management is far from reaching its full potential. In this Article, he presents the 4 foundational elements for achieving a successful BPM initiative and the obstacles to avoid in the process of implementation.

Process Management—10 Questions that can Change Everything

Process Management—10 Questions that can Change Everything Vincent Pierce and Andrew Spanyi contend that there are common themes that underpin most high performing companies. They have organized those common themes into an integrated Process Management Framework that provides the foundation for answering the 10 questions outlined in the Article.

Process Management—A Global View

Process Management—A Global View On a year-long journey around the world, attending BPM events and visiting BPM clients in Europe and Australia, Andrew Spanyi took advantage of the opportunity to continue his research on how various companies launch and execute process management methods. Read his Article to learn the results of his research. You may […]

Leading Process Change – Part 3

Leading Process Change – Part 3 In his initial Article, published here in September, Andrew Spanyi proposed that leaders need to develop specific business practices in the three key stages of a process improvement project: getting ready, taking action, and sustaining change. In this Article, he addresses the management practices key to sustaining the gains […]

Leading Process Change–Part 2

Leading Process Change–Part 2 In Part 1 of Leading Process Change, Andrew Spanyi described the role of the leader in getting ready for change. In Part 2, he considers the leader’s role in the “taking action” stage. Read Part 2 for specific direction on what actions to take as well as what actions to avoid.

Leading Process Change

Leading Process Change Andrew Spanyi cites a 2008 McKinsey survey of executives in which only about a third said that their organizations succeeded in implementing major change. He rightly wonders why we have not observed more progress in terms of process leadership. Read his Article for his take on some answers and on ways to […]

Beyond Process Maturity to Process Competence

Beyond Process Maturity to Process Competence Andrew Spanyi considers some efforts to create a process maturity model and goes on to suggest that, in many cases, the major obstacle to organizational change is the silo- focused thinking of senior executives.

What Really Matters!

What Really Matters! Andrew Spanyi, a BP consultant and the author of a new book, Business Process Manageemnt is a Team Sport, suggests eight principles for enterprise business process management.