How to get into the BPM Field

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How can I get requisite IT training to work in the BPM Field without going back to college? I am a business major

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Hi,

BPM is really turning into a technology field, these days. It requires a strong knowledge of things like Process Design and Re-Engineering as a foundation but it also requires detailed knowledge of things like BPM Tools, Workflow Tools, Rules Engines, Scripting/Coding and so much more. Even the simplest Workflow Tools require some level of Technology knowledge, like Coding of reusable functions.

My first recommendation would be to go back to school for an IT education and to build IT knowledge, if you can. However, if this is not an option, then I would recommend looking at BPM and Workflow internet sources to train yourself. Some of these sources are:

<a href=”http://bptrends.com/”>BP Trends</a>.
<a href=”http://www.wfmc.org/”>The Workflow Management Coalition</a>.
<a href=”http://www.abpmp.org/”>The Association of Business Process Management Professionals</a>.
<a href=”http://www.brcommunity.com/”>The Business Rules Community</a>
<a href=”http://www.bpmi.org/”>The Business Process Management Initiative</a>

I hope this helps.

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  • James Murray
    I actually wrote a paper on a similiar subject. Did you know that the best managers of IT departments only have about 10% technology and 90% business understanding? If you have an interest in BPM, and an interest in the technology then I would go and look at ITIL certification. Start studying some of the BPM technologies. Then go and begin meeting with the appropriate managers in your organization and even other organization looking for mentors. The job description may say IT knowledge is required, but getting a job means knowing enough to discuss technology and impressing someone who thinks they can train you.
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