BPMethods Announces Availability of Its IT Readiness Assessment Kit for Business Process Management

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BPMethods, an inventive professional services firm innovating new ways to improve business process management, performance and results, today announced general availability of its unique toolkit that helps organizations measure the cost, effort and resources required to adapt in-place IT systems to support business process change.

“An IT readiness assessment is important because what your systems can and cannot do directly influence the ROI from any proposed business process design or redesign and, consequently, your decision on how best to proceed.” - Carl Lehmann | BPMethods.

The IT Readiness Assessment Kit for Business Process Management (BPM) includes techniques and tools needed to document and assess the readiness of in-place IT systems to support redesigned or newly designed business processes. It documents processes using “Detail Sheets” that identify the IT systems, business policies, rules, performance measures and other critical information necessary for proper execution. Analysis of these details is performed using a comprehensive “IT Readiness Analysis Sheet” that posses a series of carefully crafted discussion topics and questions to reliably reveal adaptability, risk factors, determine feasibility and help accurately measure financial implications.

“Business process improvement often requires changes to your IT systems and business applications. Some IT resources are more flexible than others,” said Carl Lehmann founder and Principal Analyst of BPMethods. “Successful improvement projects require an understanding of the capabilities and limitations of in-place IT investments. Readiness should be measured early to set proper expectations in the eyes of decision makers,” exclaimed Mr. Lehmann. “Surprises often kill process improvement projects.”

BPMethods’ IT Readiness Assessment Kit enables business and IT professionals to work together to test feasibility, cost and effort needed to adapt their systems before committing people and resources to redesign projects. It identifies strengths and weaknesses in IT architecture helping organizations to fully exploit prior investments and pinpoint where reinforcement may be needed. It captures the baseline data needed to model and simulate design alternatives using business process analysis (BPA) software. This produces highly accurate Return-On-Investment (ROI) analysis if supplemental, replacement or upgrade technology is necessary to support process change.

“An IT readiness assessment is important because what your systems can and cannot do directly influence the ROI from any proposed business process design or redesign and, consequently, your decision on how best to proceed,” added Mr. Lehmann. “Besides, those in authority are going to ask you if you assessed whether or not your current resources can handle the proposed changes anyway, so you will be required to do your homework.”

The IT Readiness Assessment Kit for Business Process Management is offered at $225.00. Go to http://www.bpmethods.com/downloads.html to download a demo version of its BPM Guides and Software Templates. To learn more about BPMethods please visit http://www.bpmethods.com.

About BPMethods
BPMethods is a professional services firm focused on execution. We provide management tools, "how to" guides and professional guidance helping organizations improve business process performance and results. Our products help rapidly initiate and properly manage Process Improvement Projects and Continuous Improvement Programs. Our services include On-Demand Coaching, Business-Focused Training, Business Process Portfolio Management, Process Improvement Project Management and Continuous Improvement Program Management.

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