BPTrends Polls

Who Does Your Organization Train to Help With Process Change? (You can choose more than one.)
  • We don't train anyone to support process change. (17%, 5 Votes)
  • We leave process change to the IT department. (7%, 2 Votes)
  • We train all employees to support incremental process improvement. (3%, 1 Votes)
  • We train our business analysts to support process change. (23%, 7 Votes)
  • We train our regular managers to drive process change. (20%, 6 Votes)
  • We train selected individuals to be business process change specialists. (30%, 9 Votes)

Total Voters: 20

May 4, 2015 @ 12:00 pm

People use these terms in different ways. Tell us which definition best describes the activity the process people in your organization are doing. Please only choose one.
  • Process Improvement involves incremental changes in a process, often undertaken by the employees who execute the process. Process people support process improvement efforts in our organization. (72%, 21 Votes)
  • Process Redesign involves making major changes in an existing process. Process people in our organization mainly focus on process redesign. (21%, 6 Votes)
  • Transformation involves sweeping change where existing processes are set aside and new processes are created to achieve new goals. Process people in our organization mainly focus on transformation. (7%, 2 Votes)

Total Voters: 29

April 7, 2015 @ 3:00 pm

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