Process Community "Goes Social," Uses Web 2.0 Elgg and MediaWiki Technology to "Empower the Process Conversation"

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The International Process and Performance Institute (IPAPI) has formally launched comprehensive social networking features for the process community, giving members and visitors the opportunity to use advanced Web 2.0 to "Empower the Process Conversation."

The International Process and Performance Institute (IPAPI) has formally launched comprehensive social networking features for the process community, giving members and visitors the opportunity to use advanced Web 2.0 technologies to "Empower the Process Conversation."

Leveraging open source social networking software from Elgg (http://www.elgg.org) and MediaWiki (http://www.mediwiki.org), the International Process and Performance Institute has launched integrated Web 2.0 social networking services to help people expand and improve their process skills in the areas of: Customer Alignment, Innovation, Process Optimization, Business Process Management (BPM), Performance Management, Process Improvement and Process Analysis.

Many of the best improvement opportunities are overlooked by traditional performance improvement and process management techniques. The Institute serves the process community at large by fostering the discussion on advanced techniques to create explicit business success.

Community resources available to members and non-members include: the Moments of Truth monthly newsletter, the IPAPI Wiki with definitions (from the IPAPI perspective) for over two dozen industry terms (and growing), IPAPI Leadership blogs (by Terry Schurter, Alex Morse, Don Smith and John Worthington), bookmarks to related content, listing of open courses for the IPAPI Certified Process Professional™ program, and information about the Institute.

Members can build their profile, connect to others in the community, participate in SIGs (Special Interest Groups, such as the Process Maturity Model), join affinity groups, create their own groups, add to the IPAPI Wiki, participate in discussions, and access member-only resources.

Member-only resources include basic and advanced CEM Method™ templates (pdf, word and excel), toolkits, use of HerculesX (beta), and receive a 10% discount on all purchases of training classes and other resources available from IPAPI.

About the International Process and Performance Institute (IPAPI):
The International Process and Performance Institute is a nonprofit member organization formed in the state of Texas, USA. The Institute is the only organization sanctioned in the use and expansion of the CEM Method™. The Institute exists to foster leadership in process techniques and approaches that explicitly drive business success, align organizations with their customers, eliminate causes of work (rather than attempting to fix their affects), and reduce organizational complexity. The Institute also serves as the certifying body for the IPAPI Certified Process Professional™ designation, IPAPI Certified Trainer™ designation, and training program development. The Institute serves the process community at large with a global presence. The Institute is headquartered in Grapevine, Texas, USA.

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