A few weeks ago Project Management Institute (PMI), launched a new certification to be called ”Agile Certified Practitioner” (ACP). In addition to this, revision 5 of the Project Management Body Of Knowledge (PMBOK®) is planned to have an increased accommodation of agile content.
A few weeks ago I went to an interesting seminar with Mr. Kjell Rodenstedt, Sweden’s only certified OPM3 assessor. This gentleman made the following statement:
“If an organization’s investments are realized through projects – then increasing the capacity to select and successfully execute projects must be of strategic importance”
Representing business processes so that they can be understood, analyzed and improved is sometimes perceived as part science and part art. No doubt, capturing processes requires competence and experience. But a pragmatic approach is a good start. Rudimentary to some but useful to others – here follows a few tricks of the trade.
My teacher once woke me up from a high school math lesson with the following redemptive advice: “Our human intellect is strongly oriented around our vision.” Understanding comes from what we can visualize. The good news is that you can support that process – when you want to understand and solve a problem – draw it up! “.