Wim Leeuwenkamp at Process Mining Camp 2012
The next round in our Process Mining Camp 2012 video series is the talk by Wim Leeuwenkamp, who – although now a strategic advisor at the Dutch tax office – is very experienced in all kinds of data analytics tools and an unstoppable explorer at heart.
With his process mining project, Wim had enthusiastically embarked on a new journey in a truly daunting data jungle made up of many different legacy systems. Sometimes a bit too brave as he now admits. At camp he honestly shared the mistakes he has made, so that you don’t have to make them for yourself.
I was involved in Wim’s project two years ago, and although he focuses on the data challenges that we encountered, I am still amazed from which kinds of data1 we were actually able to get very good process mining results. So it is definitely worth to dig into your own legacy systems to see what gold they hold.
But before you do, make sure to watch Wim’s talk to see which pitfalls to avoid!
Very far away from the kind of Process Aware Information Systems (PAIS) that provide modern data collection mechanisms. ↩︎