My daughter loves playing with her Doctor’s kit. She puts on the stethoscope, with her Doctors’ kit on the table, and make me pretend like a patient. She’d so much like to be a Doctor. And this kit makes her believe she is one. And she’d so much like to be a princess (thanks to Disney!) and she’s got all those kits that make her believe she’s one – and that makes me feel like a King, obviously!
I also remember my school days – when I felt I was Maradona (you know the times I’m talking about now) whenever I’d put on my football shoes…
The other day I heard one of the leads in a project say – “Hey, I’m into Project Management now. Just got my MS Project installed.” I couldn’t help but chuckle, and gave him a nice little ‘Hello Mr. PM’ lift.
And so often I hear people say – we’ve got the BPMS installed. We’re serious about doing BPM, and we’re doing a lot of it now!!! Well, think again! Getting a tool installed or just possessing a kit is not equivalent to practicing a discipline. And BPM is one – discipline, not kit! There’s much more to BPM than tools.
And I actually wonder why it is so hard to get this straight!!! My daughter knows very well she’s not actually a Doctor and is just playing with a kit. Can we stop playing with these investments in BPM(S) and actually practice BPM? When tools become everything – it’s not business, it’s child’s play.