I was lucky to become one of the beta-testers for the OMG's OCEB fundamental exam.
More info on: http://www.omg.org/oceb/
A great refresh (well, to be honest - some new stuff!). And the nice thing - some of the new material I could immediately use in my work. For instance the BMM standard is a great framework for strategy and planning concepts. And Martyn Ould's book about BPM is a nice read, I like his tone of voice - I will probably not just read chapter one, but continue.
A fair amount of BPM area's is covered :
- Process concepts
- Process modelling (BPMN)
- Maturity (BPMM)
- Compliance (but a warning: very USA centric)
- Process performance - KPI's, goal setting, etc
- General MBA stuff on business concepts
- Six Sigma (very very basic)
Stuff that I miss (maybe in a more advanced level?):
- Change management
- BPM technology (including BAM, Rules, Document management interfacing)
- How to do BPM projects (from pure processwork to BPM technology)
- Other process improvement methods such as Lean, TOC
- The relation between BPM and Business/IT architecture
- Other "activity coordination" approaches besides orchestration & choreagraphy: case management, human interaction management, collaborative BPM
A tip: Don't underestimate the work - it's quite a lot of material.
A question: any other Dutch participants? Would be nice to become the first Dutch OCEB certified (ah, my ego again ;-))
Friday exam. Will let you know more... (well, as far as the quite strict NDA will allow me….)