The June ABPMP Webinar will introduce two new books. The Webinar will be an overview of the key topics in each book by the authors – Jim Sinur, “Digital Transformation” and Dan Morris, “The Business Transformation Field Guide”. This Webinar will be held on Wednesday, June 22nd at 2:00 pm central standard time. Space will be limited. Please register for this eye opening discussion on the ABPMP Website.
“Digital Transformation: Innovate or Die Slowly” – Jim Sinur
We are in the early stages of the digital age and it is becoming clear that no organization or individual is going to come out the same. Like any journey, knowing where you want to end up and calculating the best path there is a best practice. The digital journey has a twist on this best practice. You can only plan one leg of the journey at a time. What you learn in the first and subsequent legs will determine where you go next and where you ultimately end up. Digital Transformation plans targets and paths, but the effort exercises innovation through experimentation along the way. This book strives to help organizations and people understand the journey and complete efforts in their digital transformation.
Ian Gotts - Founder & CEO - Q9Elements.com says:
"Disruption is in danger of usurping innovation as the next hyped management buzzword. Which is why this book is so valuable to business leaders as they try to guide their companies into the future, without destroying the present, and forgetting valuable lessons from their past. Jim and Peter have managed to walk the fine line between vision and ideas and practical implementation of those ideas. It gets you inspired to take action, but doesn't leave you there. It helps you understand HOW to take action. And finally through powerful case studies it shows that it is possible to disrupt and not die."
“The Business Transformation Field Guide” – Dan Morris
Business Improvement has evolved into Business Transformation as companies have begun to move from focused improvement to broad, mission critical BPM projects that ask tough questions leading to fundamental change in the business operation and IT. In this move performance reviews by Gartner, Forrester and others has shown many companies are struggling and success is elusive – with up to 70% of BPM efforts failing to deliver goals, on time and within budgets. While there appears to be multiple reasons for this situation, one of the biggest is related to approach, methodology, and controlled collaborative project execution. “The Business Transformation Field Guide” is a compendium of over 840 best practice project execution “hints” from the real project trenches. This book is not about theory. It provides comprehensive practical advice on a wide range of BPM project activities covering the full project life cycle. Taken together, the “hints” in this book provide consistency by bring project teams to a common understanding of what to do and what to avoid.
Eric Thompson, VP Operational Excellence Wyndham Worldwide says:
"There are a lot of 'how to' books written on this subject. Typically, I review them with a skeptical eye, which was the case here. After reading the Business Transformation Field Guide, my first thought, 'where was this book when I started?' This Guide would have been instrumental in avoiding many pitfalls that leaders face. As a seasoned leader, we can’t remember or know everything. The guide helps to ensure you are thinking holistically and reinforcing critical areas that are key to successful transformation. I would recommend this book to transformation leaders regardless of their years of experience."