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The Institute for Operations Research and Management Sciences

Business Process Management the Third Wave
the book website, chapter summaries

BPM Basics
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.

BPM Enterprise
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.

BPM Tutorial
Short introductory overview of BPM and BPMS

BP Trends

BPTrends ( 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

BPM Forum
The "other BPM", Performance Management site, e-newsletter

BPM Institute
Lots of content and services (membership required)



The Time Has Come for Enterprise Business Process Management, by Mike Forster at

2005: A Big Year for BPMby Terry Schurter at "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

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
"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

"The New Rules of the Third Wave" at, #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, 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


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