On the morning of October 12th, the BPT Group — which rose from the ashes of the BPMG — is having a general-purpose BPM chapter meeting in Toronto open to anyone interested in BPM. Although the agenda is heavily weighted in favour of a demonstration by Metastorm, who are hosting the event, it will be an opportunity to meet other people interested in BPM. Jim Baird, who is organizing this, is actively looking for BPM practitioners to speak at future chapter meetings, so please let him know if you’re willing to talk about your BPM project or know of someone else who might.
Here’s the details for the meeting on October 12th:
O Beirao Restaurant, 5468 Dundas St. West (side banquet hall entrance). If you’re on public transit, you can walk west from the Kipling station in 10-15 minutes or catch a westbound bus out of the station (such as the 111 East Mall). I’m not sure of the parking situation but there’s sure to be some around.
- 8:30 – 9:00 Registration and Continental Breakfast
- 9:00 – 9:10 Welcome and Introduction, James Baird – BPTG North America and Australia
- 9:10 – 9:15 Welcome from Metastorm (session host), Michael Szczerba – Account Executive – Americas
- 9:15 – 9:45 BPM or Requirements Analysis – Where to Start?, James Baird
- The links between BPM and gathering business and system requirements
- Different approaches to documenting processes
- How organizations are implementing BPM
- Measuring BPM success
- The importance of Business and IT involvement
- Choosing your first BPM project
- 9:45 – 10:00 Question and Answer / Discussion period
- 10:00 – 10:15 Coffee Break
- 10:15 – 11:00 Demonstration of ProVision BPM by Metastorm, Michael Szczerba
- 11:00 – 11:45 Networking opportunity and discussion of future topics
You’ll need to RSVP Tuesday, October 9th if you want to attend, to Judith Baird at 416-252-8405 or Judith.Baird@BPM3inc.
BPMG held a couple of chapter meetings here before the big blow-up earlier this year; one of them was very well attended, the other (due to bad weather) was much less so. In any case, I think that these meetings are a good way to get more of a BPM community going in Toronto, although we definitely need to get some practitioners speaking at them.