#4 in Channel Insider’s 21 Must-Read Books for Business Success.
This gripping, fast-paced book is changing how America does business in the twenty-first century. Not since Eliyahu Goldratt's 1984 breakaway book, The Goal (2 million in print), has such an intriguing business message been presented at the intersection of business and entertainment. This book is an engaging novelette and, at the same time, a thought-provoking business book about how to harness the power of process management to unleash new sources of competitive advantage.
Kiran Garimella separates the hype from the reality of process management, arguing for the new mindset and corporate culture necessary to sustain a true process-oriented organization. Process management can enable innovation, address compliance, increase controllership, manage risk, improve customer-centricity, and ensure agility. Dr. Garimella reinforces his message through fictional situations and engaging dialog. He turns the inevitable alphabet soup of business and technology terms into a gourmet's delight with true business substance.
Required reading for anyone wanting to succeed in the brave new world of total global competition.
In a business world so overrun with technical mumbo jumbo, this book is a welcome relief. Every business person challenged with organizational design, systems deployment, process improvement, or profit maximizations should give The Power of Process a read.
Cameron Krueger, Vice President, Capgemini US LLC
I got so caught up in the story that I didn't realize I was being educated at the same time! Dr. Garimella weaves a compelling tale that reinforces the principles of process management that every business leader needs to know --and he makes it fun and interesting at the same time.
Tom Murphy, SVP and CIO, Amerisourcebergen
The Power of Process is a highly informative book that cuts through the jargon and alphabet soup to give the readers a true perspective of what business process management truly is.
Dr. Mark Pendergast, Associate Professor, Florida Gulf Coast University
You'll be itching to make changes to your business by the time you finish reading this book.
Rajeev Jain, Head of Quality at a leading Financial Services company
This book should be required reading for IT professionals who wish to enter into meaningful business conversations with their executives.
Andrew Spanyi, Author of More for Less: The Power of Process Management
In simple and interesting terms, this book presents all the complex concepts in process management, including the latest buzz words. Every IT and business manager needs to read this book.
Prof. Hemant Jain, Professor, University of Wisconsin
Dr. Garimella's real life analogies are both familiar and amusing, thus allowing business professionals the opportunity to grasp technological solutions, while being entertained during the discovery process.
Michael Kuhbock, Founder & Chairman Emeritus, Integration Consortium
While enjoying the trek of the main characters is definitely entertaining, you soon find yourself developing a deep understanding and appreciation for the nuances and challenges of pragmatic business modeling, and service oriented architecture.
Jason Matthews, CEO, The Voyant Group
This is an essential reference for directors and executives trying to navigate the alphabet soup of the BPM and SOA worlds. Kiran breaks technical topics down into plain, everyday language, which is essential to communicating effectively with a broad audience.
Scott Mark, Enterprise Architect, Fortune 250 medical technology company
Kiran has done a great job in making a complex issue real by creating delicious vignettes that underscore the importance and value of this evolving science. It is intellectually invigorating and a must read for those who want to drive a compelling and sustainable competitive advantage.
Avinash Singh, Chief Operating Officer, Birlasoft Inc.
This book uses novel approaches to clearly articulate what BPM really is and how it can increase quality while reducing costs across the value chain. I recommend that executives who are investing in the next generation architecture consider not only purchasing a copy for themselves but for their entire teams.
James McGovern, Enterprise Architect, The Hartford
An excellent introduction to a complex topic. I recommend it to both practitioners who want to implement BPM in their organizations and to academics who need a quality text for their classes.
Prof. Paul Cheney, Professor and Chair, University of Central Florida
The reader will gain exceptional insights into the power, benefits, and sustainable advantages of business processes. I strongly recommend this book to all C-level executives of large business organizations.
Jay Parekh, Chief Strategy Officer, BMC Software
The book is thoroughly readable and enjoyable while being informative. I strongly recommend this book for business managers, business school professors, and their students.
Dr. Murali Mohan Narasipuram, Associate Professor, City University of Hong Kong
Kiran Garimella’s business novel accomplishes a challenging communications task through an engaging set of scenarios that explain the complexity of process management in a way that is understandable, elegant, and convincing.
Roger Burlton, Author of Business Process Management: Profiting from Process
I have no doubt this is one of the best books I have ever read. It is easy to read and understand, guiding me always towards a solid line of reasoning.
Norton Paratela, Senior IT Director, Brinks Inc.
This is an insightful and enjoyable book. Kiran Garimella demystifies business and technology jargon through an entertaining story. He takes current and complex issues in information technology and makes them very easy to understand.
Dr. Salman A. Mufti, Assistant Professor of Management Information Systems, Queen’s School of Business
A very compelling read that paints the picture of corporate waste due to a lack of end-to-end process and accountability. Kiran has done a superb job of making this a fascinating read.
Billa Bhandari, Founder & CEO, Akoura
An excellent introduction to the why and what of process management. Written in a fluid conversational style, this is a definite read for business executives and technology managers for understanding the value proposition that BPM brings, and for why this emerging theme demands attention.
Dr. Sid Bhattacharyya, Associate Professor, University of Illinois, Chicago