BPTrends Polls

Some organizations are led by senior executives that believe in business processes. In other cases middle managers need to fight to get to improve processes. What’s your organization like?
  • Hardly anyone in our organization is interested in business process work. (18%, 5 Votes)
  • Our IT people believe in processes, in conjunction with automation initiatives, but that’s about the extent of process in our organization. (18%, 5 Votes)
  • Some middle managers in our organization believe in business processes and work hard to sell process ideas to peers and executives. (39%, 11 Votes)
  • Our CEO doesn’t really care about processes, and has to be sold on any business process initiatives. (11%, 3 Votes)
  • Our CEO and executive team believe in processes and encourage business process initiatives of all kinds. (14%, 4 Votes)

Total Voters: 28

March 2, 2015 @ 3:00 pm

Some business process methodologies (like Six Sigma) are incremental, or bottom-up. Others (like Business Process Reengineering) are top-down. Which type does your company use?
  • We have and use both top-down and incremental BP methodologies (45%, 14 Votes)
  • We use a top-down methodology (13%, 4 Votes)
  • We use an incremental methodology (6%, 2 Votes)
  • We don’t use a BP methodology at our organization (36%, 11 Votes)

Total Voters: 31

February 2, 2015 @ 3:00 pm

Please tell us how you research process questions, techniques, trends, etc. Specifically, what social media do you use in your process work? (You can choose more than one.)
  • Face-to-face. I don't depend too much on social media. I rely on face-to-face discussions to keep track of important developments in the field and to get answers to specific questions. (6%, 10 Votes)
  • Discussion groups - 2. I post questions to discussion groups to gather information from others about what's worked. (3%, 6 Votes)
  • Discussion groups. I read or participate in discussion groups on LinkedIn and similar services and these discussions provide insights. (15%, 27 Votes)
  • Tweets. I subscribe to the tweets of a number of people and regularly check tweets to get information or opinion on key topics. (2%, 3 Votes)
  • Email. I get emails from colleagues and they keep me abreast of key developments. (6%, 10 Votes)
  • Email or tweets re. websites and blogs. I get emails or tweets that describe new postings on blogs or websites. If the topic sounds interesting, I check it out. (8%, 15 Votes)
  • Blogs. I keep up by visiting specific blogs to read about what selected people are saying. (13%, 24 Votes)
  • Websites. I keep up by visiting specific websites, like BPTrends, on a regular basis. (24%, 43 Votes)
  • Web searches. When I want to find out about new topics or technologies, I do a search on the web. (23%, 42 Votes)

Total Voters: 48

January 5, 2015 @ 12:00 pm

Is your organization using or considering using Case Management in 2015?
  • We are planning on buying a software tool that will support Case Management work. (13%, 2 Votes)
  • We will definitely be using Case Management on 2015 projects. (20%, 3 Votes)
  • We might explore using Case Management techniques on a project in 2015. (20%, 3 Votes)
  • We are not going to be using any Case Management in 2015. (47%, 7 Votes)

Total Voters: 15

December 1, 2014 @ 2:00 pm

If you do capture business rules, how do you use them?
  • We put them in a rule-based software tool and let the tool assist with decisions (17%, 4 Votes)
  • We put them in a manual, or in policy statements (83%, 20 Votes)

Total Voters: 24

November 3, 2014 @ 1:51 pm