About Rick Willis

Chief Operations Officer and Co-Founder at DRV Systems. I am passionate about efficiency and learning from experiences. I believe that if you didn't write it down, it doesn't count. I have a unquenchable thirst for challenging the status quo. I operate every aspect of my life with a focus on logic and reason. I'm frequently heard saying phrases like "Words mean things" and "Facts not feelings".

Process Modeling Tips for Citizen Developers

It can be intimidating when you are tasked to model a business process.  With low code solutions beginning to emerge I thought it would be helpful to give some tips to newly appointed Citizen Developers.  As someone that is already familiar with how your business works, you know what is important for success.  Here are some tips [...]

By | September 14th, 2016|Citizen Developer|Comments Off on Process Modeling Tips for Citizen Developers

Citizen Developers: Empowering Everyone

I spend a lot of time with regular business professionals.  People that have been tasked with running a company, division, or team.  While these business professionals vary wildly in what they are trying to accomplish, I can tell you one common fact.  None of them can code.  Maybe it's time to embrace the Citizen Developer. [...]

By | September 6th, 2016|Citizen Developer, Fuse Framework|Comments Off on Citizen Developers: Empowering Everyone

Decoupling Data From Process

Earlier today, BPM.com's Managing Editor Peter Schooff, asked members How Do You Make Sure BPM Doesn't Get Overwhelmed by Too Much Data?  I found the question to have a similar theme to my earlier post on Define Aspects of Your Business. I felt extra prepared to answer and posted my take on the question, too.  After [...]

By | August 24th, 2016|Business Process Management|Comments Off on Decoupling Data From Process

Visualize Trends and Analyze Output

I’m almost done unraveling the mystery behind the meaning of DRV.  In my previous post Relate Data, People, and Process I talked about the R.  I talked about the concepts important to establishing relationships within your data and some of the benefits that come with it.  Let’s get started with the last section on the [...]

By | August 15th, 2016|Company Information, Fuse Framework|Comments Off on Visualize Trends and Analyze Output

Relate Data, People, and Process

What does DRV stand for?  I talked about the D in our last post Define Aspects of Your Business.  If you haven’t read it, please consider it a prerequisite for this post.  I went over why it is important to define a blueprint for your business.  Now it’s time to talk about the R. R stands for [...]

By | August 15th, 2016|Company Information, Fuse Framework|Comments Off on Relate Data, People, and Process

Define Aspects of Your Business

Seriously, what does DRV stand for? This is inevitably the follow-up question when introducing the company to someone for the first time. In the following 3-part series, I will dive deeper into the meaning of DRV Systems. Let’s get started by discussing the first letter D. D stands for Define. Creating a definition represents the [...]

By | August 15th, 2016|Company Information, Fuse Framework|Comments Off on Define Aspects of Your Business

Spreadsheets Cost Your Business More Than You Think

I would like to start this post with giving some credit where credit is due.  Spreadsheets are one of the most amazing tools available to you on your computer.  You can keep track of whatever data you like in a tabular form that allows for very complex calculations.  Business have been using spreadsheets in almost [...]

By | August 8th, 2016|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Spreadsheets Cost Your Business More Than You Think