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MAJOR MILESTONE ACHIEVED 5,000 members on BP Group Linked-In
BPGroup (est 1992. 40,000+ members | LinkedIn est. Oct 2008. 5,000+ Members)
Reflecting the growth and interest in all things process
BIG thanks to the BP Group Advisors, Managers & Sundowner Directors including:

Dick Lee | John Corr  | Sunil Dutt Jha | Charles Bennett | David Mottershead | Erika Westbay | Janne Ohtonen | Nick Harvard | Stephane Haelterman | Paul Bailey | Martina Beck-Friss | Mark Barnett | Steve Melville | Stephen Nicholson | Marjolein Towler | **New** Jennifer van Wyk (South Africa)  | See them at http:://www.oibpm.com |

- What is the fastest way to analyze existing processes? http://linkd.in/ProcessAnalysis (Daniela Toader)
- How far down should process drill? http://linkd.in/ProcessDrilldown (Dick Lee)
- Are corporate silo's like mediaeval castles? http://linkd.in/ProcessSilos (Karl Walter Keirstead)
- Outside-in at Trader Joes http://linkd.in/ProcessTraderJoes (thanks to Patrick Ryder)

** News **
Enterprise Architecture Connections subgroup exceed 340 in three months
- http://linkd.in/EAandProcess
BP Group 18th Annual Conference Heads-up | Book your diary in Orlando Jan 17-21, 2010
- http://bit.ly/BPGroupUR18
Certified Process Professional - Optimising your profile
- http://bit.ly/ProcessProfessional

** New Sub Groups **- Welcome to the BP Group led by Charles Bennett - http://bit.ly/9FDzJk
Certified Process Practitioner | Professional | Master | - http://linkd.in/CPP_subgroups

** David Mottershead Hosts ANZ CPP Programme in August | (spaces becoming limited)
Auckland - Aug 30-31 - http://aucklandcpp.eventbrite.com
Wellington - Sep 2-3 - http://wellingtoncpp.eventbrite.com/

** New Articles ** Outside-In is a business imperative (Steve Towers)

** 2010-11 Certification & Training programme**

Cheers, Steve Towers, BP Group Founder

How much do you need to know to know you know enough?

The answer to that question determines how much (if any) mapping of Current State you need to do. Certified Process Masters (www.certifiedprocessprofessional.com ) will tell you the answer is only enough to know what you need to change it to, as within non manufacturing processes the actual process we depict does not physically exist. It is a collective hallucination.

So start with the most simple and accessible techniques (Post-It notes and whitepaper) then apply what you need to achieve the successful customer outcome. A subsequent question then arises - how do you know what is applicable? Run the sponsor/stakeholders through the SCO Map, and that will develop for you the discrete and measureable deliverables to determine the 'best' approach (it takes about 60 minutes to do that).

Everything should be targeted towards making customers lives (internal and external) easier, simpler and more successful.

If you haven't yet been introduced to the SCO map concept here's an overview

Outside-In Video review