Now it probably does not mean that it will happen overnight. I think we are going to need some help from all of you to define what skill sets are needed for a BPX.-er of the future. We are thinking to have 3 or 4 levels of certification in the community:
BPX bronze level
An example could be:
Visual Composer 101,intermediate
Communications, completed course
Solution Composer, beginner
Intorduction to process modeling 101, completed course
Six sigma green belt, completed course
2 core modules ( such as HR, Service), completed course
1 end to end business process, completed course
1 industry specific process, completed course
1 leadership and management course, completed course
1 project management course, completed course
1 change management course,completed course
2 communication courses, completed course
200 points by blogging/ webcast
100 points by QA in forums
BPX silver level Suggestions welcomed, I was thinking about six sigma brown belt, experienced in Aris, Solution Composer, etc
BPX gold level Suggestions welcomed
BPX architect Suggestions welcomed
There is no doubt in mind that what we are trying to do with the BPX community is the right thing. What we will have to keep doing is to continuously evolve and improve to support what is happening out there. However if we use collective projection, we might be able to make this future really happen.
What these levels then contain I would like to discuss in a follow up blog.
Sideways I want to share a quick story with you all. I met this guy at the conference that could read minds. His name was Bob Garner. He wrote a book around what he calls the untapped potential. He uses certain techniques to read peoples minds.. it was almost scary, but he was never wrong, whomever he picked from the audience. He explains in his book that it is possible to predict the future, but there is a chance you might not be always right. However, if you practice enough you can read peoples attitudes, minds, and you can use the collective to project something collectively. Although I myself and fairly rational and pretty much not a believer in a lot of this stuff, the fact that he could really read peoples minds, was something unexplainable to me.
Now what does this have to do with what I just said about the certification story of above.
I would like to understand what you as a member, a reader thinks. Are we on track with this approach, or should we do it differently? Your collective feedback would be great.