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Use BPM Platforms for Opportunistic Application Development; Don't Fall Into App-Centric BPM Trap

Published: 27 August 2013

ID: G00248434

Analyst(s): Nicholas Gall, Janelle Hill


BP directors and solution architects should recall the lessons learned from the fighting over systematic versus opportunistic projects that played out in the application development realm. Don't turn the usage of a BPM platform into another round of the systematic versus opportunistic wars.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Best Practice 1: If Opportunistic Application Development Projects Are a Given, Then a BPM Platform Should Be a Preferred Option
  • Best Practice 2: Don't Glorify One-Off Opportunistic Application Development Projects Using a BPM Platform as "BPM"
  • Best Practice 3: Coordinate the Opportunistic Use of BPM Platforms to Evolve Them Into a BPM Program

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