6: Humans think, machines do


6: Humans do the thinking and systems do the work. Nothing is stranger in an automated process to see a task assigned to a user that requires them to go online to another system, obtain some data, enter it into the process automation and pass the task along. Wherever possible the automation should talk to the other system and populate the data and transition the task and the human should not be involved. Humans are best when they are problem solving. The reason we are automating the process is get more time for the users to do their real job of managing the business. Let the software do the repetitive tasks.

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About Kevin

In the past year Kevin has spoken at 20 conferences and seminars on a range of leading IT topics, including methodologies, business analysis, quality assurance techniques, governance, open source issues, tool interoperability, from the mainframe to distributed platforms to the web and mobile and embedded systems. He is a much sought after speaker, recognized around the world for his provocative and entertaining style. Kevin is a 30 year industry veteran, holder of three technology patents and today is VP and Chief Evangelist at leading Application Development vendor Serena Software. He started his career as a software developer and rose to lead the engineering team as VP of R&D at Serena Software, a role he held for 8 years. In the past five years he has been crossing the globe and has met with over 4,000 people. At Serena he works closely with industry analysts, the press, customers, partners and employees to exchange ideas about industry direction and business issues. Today he is leading the Value Engineering initiative at Serena bringing measurable benefits to their customers. He was born and educated in the UK and lives on a boat on the San Francisco Bay and works in Redwood City California.
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