The Institute for Operations Research and Management Sciences
Business Process Management the Third Wave
the book website, chapter summaries
This site is targeted for people who are new to business process management and would like to get up to speed on the technology and associated terms and usage.
e-Newsletter, lots of articles
Workflow & BPM Research
Professor Michael zur Muehlen's research website on workflow and BPM. Lots of useful information, Visio BPMN stencils, more.
Short introductory overview of BPM and BPMS
BPTrends (www.bptrends.com) is the primary source of business intelligence for business executives and process change practitioners around the globe. Industry thought leaders provide analysis and opinion on trends, directions and best practices relating to all aspects of business process management. BPTrends is the most comprehensive, in-depth business process management resource devoted to educating and informing the market. The BPTrends BP Tools Reports are the most widely read reports on BP software tools available and our BPTrends Surveys are widely quoted. With over 20,000 members, BPTrends is the largest community of BP Professionals in the world. BPTrends also provides executive education, training, mentoring and consulting services.
|Business Management Magazine|
Electronic Government Research Center
|Gartner's BPM Topics|
Gartner is one of the leading Reasearch Analyst groups and has been producing research on BPM since 2000
|Intelligent Enterprise Magazine|
|Process Renewal Group|
Consultancy site with several good downloadable papers
|WfMC - the WorkFlow Management Coalition|
Standards group for workflow, lots of good content
The "other BPM", Performance Management site, e-newsletter
Lots of content and services (membership required)
The Time Has Come for Enterprise Business Process Management, by Mike Forster at Computerworld.com
2005: A Big Year for BPMby Terry Schurter at NewsFactor.com "The need to address related issues has focused executive leadership on BPM. Paralleling this interest has been a growing awareness within the I.T. community of BPM as a non-disruptive "command and control" system that spans the organization."
CIO Process Power by Sue Bushell at CIO.com
A Chasm Must Be Crossed By Howard Smith and Peter Fingar in Intelligent Enterprise magazine
"How will your organization get from where it is now to where it needs to be: dynamic, agile, and moving in real time? The answer could be an emerging technology foundation that supports true business process management. "
Business-Process Management: Tools for Tough Times by Robert L. Scheier at ComputerWorld.com
"Business-process management (BPM) software can pay for itself within a year or two by linking expensive legacy applications to new, more streamlined workflows, customer say."
Bridging the IT Manager/Business Manager Divide, by Penny Lunt
Read a book review: "What's The Big Idea?" - Reengineering Revisitedby Tom Davenport at ComputerWorld.com
"The New Rules of the Third Wave" at BPM3.com, #35. Old rule: Processes take a long time to design. Disruption: Real-time process manufacturing. New rule: Just-in-time, single-purpose, throw-away processes are both possible and useful and reflect the way business is really done.
"On the Same Page" by Chris Jensen, ABPMP Director in Intelligent Enterprise magazine online
A Framework for Business Process Architecture - An Interview with Brett Champlin, President, ABPMP.org by Jon Huntress
"BPM 101: An Introduction to Business Process Management"
- by Chris Jensen, ABPMP Director in Digital Publishing Solutions magazine, 8/2003
Read a controversial paper by Howard Smith and Peter Fingar with some key critical responses:
Workflow is Just a Pi Process By Howard Smith and Peter Fingar
"Does Better Math Lead to Better Business Processes?" by Jon Pyke and Roger Whitehead of WfMC
"Workflow, Process, Pi" at LooselyCoupled.com