Jim Baird, who had organized the Toronto BPMG chapter meetings that I attended previously, also was a contractor to BPMG for delivering courses. With the recent demise of BPMG, Jim has stepped up to the plate and offered to provide courses for free to those who got stiffed by BPMG. From his recent comment on my original post about BPMG’s closure:
Hi folks. I would like to confirm what you have seen in this blog and thank Kevin and Sandy for bringing it to my attention. In the next couple of weeks we will be announcing the formation of the Business Process Transformation Group which will be available at www.BPTG.org. A new course schedule will be posted and anyone who has paid for training at BPMG will be offered the course that they have paid for at no charge. Please keep in mind that I was as surprised as everyone else with the demise of BPMG as I was contracted to train for them and was not a shareholder of the organization. Although we did not receive any of those funds that were paid to BPMG we find that the situation is deplorable and feel that this is the honourable thing to do. If you have any further questions please do not hesitate to contact me at Jim.Baird@BPM3inc.com.
Jim also contacted me to see about organizing a non-partisan BPM interest group meeting in Toronto, tentatively scheduled for September 21st. Stay tuned for more details.