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Chris Taylor

Chris Taylor joined Nimbus in 2009 as VP Consulting Americas, and leads a team of business process improvement consultants who serve major corporations across the world. Chris’s clients include Nestlé, Cisco, Northrop Grumman, ThyssenKrupp and many others, who use Business Process Management (BPM) tools and techniques to drive process standardisation, improvement, quality and compliance initiatives. His insight to what makes BPM a sustainable success for so many client organisations makes him a valuable industry commentator. Before joining Nimbus, Chris held senior consulting and leadership roles focused on business transformation with ILOG (now IBM), Perot Systems and Accenture. In his early career, Chris managed aircrew and flight operations while flying for the US Navy. He is an avid skier, hiker and sailor and spends most of his off time exploring the mountains and coasts near his home in Southern California and the rest of the world.

Does Adaptive BPM Beat Traditional BPM?

Any amount of research into business process management technologies reveals a great deal of competing information around the right approach to solve the everyday challenges of managing work. ‘Traditonal’ BPM Traditional BPM rose on the need for a way to channel the energy of the worker into tasks that needed to be performed in an efficient manner. With the age-old saying that if you can’t describ...

Why hasn’t process data been treated fairly?

I was recently asked, “Do you ‘fix’ processes before implementing a business process management system (BPMS)?” This is a very good question and something that sparks great debates whenever it comes up….how much time should be spend documenting processes that exist, especially if processes are seriously flawed? I’ve said many times that if you don’t start with the processes you have, good or bad, ...

The world and the nature of information are changing quickly

Anyone who wonders what the future of the web, the future of the enterprise and the future of business process holds, look no further than paper.li. The ability to take your Twitter account and use the feed to create a ‘newspaper’ for people to read based solely on what you follow. Automated and personal, by following interesting people, categorizing followed accounts into different segments, and ...

Does social for business really work?

Everyone talks about collaboration and its benefits, but what does it really take to join forces with others, gather ideas and come up with the best way to move forward? Collaboration is usually talked about as a very positive thing, but is it always a benefit to get more people involved? How do we decide what’s appropriate? How does it really work? If you aren’t asking these questions, maybe you ...

Defining the realities of business process management

We climbed a mountain this weekend near Seattle. On the way down it struck me that our experience was the perfect metaphor for so many arguments I see around what defines the realities of business process management. Structure versus creativity There are things that we must do every time to be successful (and safe), like how to communicate prior to a climber putting their weight on the rope. This ...

What makes a great conference?

I’ll admit that I’m a cynic when it comes to conferences. I’m sure you’ve been to the events where most people are there to network and that the sessions and workshops lend an air of legitimacy to what might otherwise a boondoggle in San Diego, or Las Vegas. I’ve been to plenty where networking was the most valuable thing I took away and while that isn’t necessarily bad, I’d like to see more infor...

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