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Skills

In this following section, we will walk through multiple areas of skills and some tools that a BPX (especially in an SAP environment) should be familiar with, depending on the phase of a project. Some of them will require a description of how to achieve them, as there is no way of taking classes, but need continuous learning and open mindedness and sometimes a complete new approach to seemingly well known things.

The basics

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    Introduction — While there is a clear understanding of what classes a Java developer or CRM Consultant needs to take to get certified, this is vague for a BPX.
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    Architecture — As Natan Gur writes, Architecture is defined as "science of designing and building buildings; layout, formation, arrangement; building style or method; design of a structure and its components (Computers)".
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    End to End Business Scenarios — This section provides a list of generic, application neutral, end to end business scenarios and processes along with descriptions. The resulting structure can be used to organize other content and discussions on particular business issues.
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    Experience — In the discussion in the SAP BPX Community many users stated either directly or indirectly that a BPX needs to have experience.
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    Business Process Expert [Read-only] Home — Welcome to the Business Process Expert (BPX) space. This is the SDN WIKI starting point for topics around Business Process Expert. Feel free to create and correct entries. 

Hard Skills

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    Systems — When we mention system knowledge, we need to look at multiple angles of business needs.
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    Tools — Here are some tools that a BPX should be familiar with.
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    Communication Tools — As communication is an important ingredient of the work of a BPX, we must spend a short chapter about the proper tools.

Soft Skills

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    Introduction - Soft skills — Unlike to the popular notion that developers and techies do not have or need soft skills, they do.
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    Communication Skills — That's basically what a BPX needs to acquire: communication skills. Being able to describe a complex system in structured way, being able to abstract and view that from different angles and distances (from high level to deep detail), and being able to formulate and phrase a problem in the language that your target audience understands and accepts.
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    Leadership Skills — As a BPX you might not always have the people responsibility but only be the functionality or dotted-line manager. That means your leadership skills become even more crucial as you have to lead through expertise and soft skills.
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    Open mindedness — All your knowledge does not help, if it prevents you from discovering new things.
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    Cultural Diversity — There are two aspects of cultural diversity that are important: