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Funtime Friday: Bust a Move on a New BPM Groove

Roland Alston, Appian
July 22, 2016

Happy Funtime Friday!

Over 25 summers ago, Young MC's iconic song, "Bust a Move," broke down musical barriers on radio and MTV playlists.Rolling Stone called the ground-breaking song "the hit that changed Hip-Hop...[an]inescapable, G-rated funk-bomb integral to hip-hop's eventual mainstream acceptance."

Likewise, when it comes to innovating how work gets done, modern, business process management (BPM) has busted the status quo of old-school enterprise automation.

With the help ofYoung MC's "Bust a Move," let's drop a beat for the agile groove of modern BPM technology.


Bust a Move on a New BPM Groove

Bust it!

This here's a jam for digital honchos,

Out to make BPM more mellow.

You're on a mission, and you're wishin'

To find a cure for old-school automation.

Looking for answers in all the wrong places.

No success, just back-office frustration.

Some solutions? Too simplistic

Others, braggadocious and opportunistic.

You check the hype, the words sound pretty.

Vendors talk tech, so they can seem witty.

They spit specs just to get some play

Claim easy integration. You say:"No way!"

Vendors fakin'

Goodness sakin'

Easy automation

Brings home the bacon.

Revenue's slumpin'

Heart rate's thumpin'

Time to find a new BPM groove?

Don't just stand there, bust a move...

You want it, you got it,

Just bust a moveÖ

You want it, you got it,

Just bust a moveÖ


Roland Alston