Down Under: Business Process Maturity and Technology (IT)

Down Under: Business Process Maturity and Technology (IT)
In his Column this month, John Jeston describes an all too familiar scenario. An organization purchases an expensive ERP system, the IT department develops and implements a application. Three years later, an external review discovers it`s not working. What went wrong? John`s analysis suggests that the maturity level of the business unit had not been identified or considered in the development of the application resulting in an unsuccessful implementation. John offers three possible solutions to the problem and proposes the one most likely to succeed in the circumstance.

John Jeston

John Jeston

John has serious experience getting things done—the right way. For over 30 years he has covered Business Process Management (BPM), business process re-engineering, project management, systems development, outsourcing, and general management. He has held the positions of Financial Controller, Divisional Manager, Company Director, HR Director and Chief Information Officer. John is internationally recognised as a key opinion leader in BPM strategy and implementation. He has provided these services to significant organisations throughout Australia, Europe, Saudi Arabia, Dubai, the United Kingdom, U.S.A., Singapore, Mexico and Brazil. He has authored a number of books and more than 20 articles on BPM and high performance management. He is a regular speaker at conferences and a Master Project Director, with the Australian Institute of Project Management and is a Chartered Accountant. John has authored or co-authored: Business Process Management: Practical Guidelines to Successful Implementations (2006 and 2008) Management by Process: A Roadmap to Sustainable Business Process Management (2008)—the only book to provide a roadmap to sustainable BPM and High Performance Management Beyond Business Process Improvement, On To Business Transformation (2009) He also writes a regular column in the international BP Trends Monthly Update. He can be reached at johnjeston@managementbyprocess.com.
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