Resolved
0 votes
With all the changes that have happened in both BPM and business, as concisely as possible, how would you define BPM today?
Thursday, October 03 2013, 09:49 AM
Share this post:
Responses (11)
  • Accepted Answer

    Thursday, October 03 2013, 10:02 AM - #Permalink
    Resolved
    1 votes
    Might be easier to define what BPM is not ;)
    • Ashish Bhagwat
      more than a month ago
      True, it's almost a way of life for doing business right... combined with functions! :-)
    The reply is currently minimized Show
  • Accepted Answer

    Thursday, October 03 2013, 10:14 AM - #Permalink
    Resolved
    1 votes
    Automation, integration, continuous process improvement.
    The reply is currently minimized Show
  • Accepted Answer

    Thursday, October 03 2013, 10:19 AM - #Permalink
    Resolved
    1 votes
    I have to agree with Theo. Processes are daily business, so everything companies do to execute and manage those processes to make them do what they promise is BPM. So, even automation (for the BPM=BPMS believers :p )
    The reply is currently minimized Show
  • Accepted Answer

    Thursday, October 03 2013, 10:24 AM - #Permalink
    Resolved
    2 votes
    I tried very concise in past. It doesn't work so well because phrases get misinterpreted and approaches get confused with. :) Here's how I'd define it -
    “A Management Practice for organizations to align their resources (people, information, systems), internal as well as external, in a systematic and continuous manner, in order to achieve adaptive and responsive business operations to deliver customer value. In essence, BPM is a strategic competency for enterprise performance and agility.”
    Leave out any part of it and it could mean anything else, not BPM. Full context here: http://greyhoundresearch.com/2013/09/13/defining-business-process-management-bpm-a-greyhound-research-perspective/
    Like
    1
    The reply is currently minimized Show
  • Accepted Answer

    Thursday, October 03 2013, 11:24 AM - #Permalink
    Resolved
    1 votes
    For my customers it starts with Basic Process Management and leads to Big Process Management and ends up being Business Process Management. It just takes time.
    The reply is currently minimized Show
  • Accepted Answer

    Thursday, October 03 2013, 11:42 AM - #Permalink
    Resolved
    2 votes
    It depends, as usual, for whom we define BPM. • top managers: a methodology to better run your business • enterprise architects: a way for linking various architectural artefacts via processes • business line managers/ process owners: : a tool for eliminating non-added-value work (applied to yours and your staff) • super-users: a tool for proactive control over the daily work and possibility to carry out some improvements by yourself • normal users: unification and greater visibility of your work • project managers: a way to speak the same language within the project • business analysts: a method to quickly build operational prototypes to better understand the business requirements • IT managers: an approach to reduce TCO by building more flexible applications • IT solutions architects: architecture for processes-centric applications • IT developers: a tool to assemble smaller services in bigger ones • IT operators: context for operational activities + • Chief Information Security Officer: a step toward the explicit security Thanks, AS
    The reply is currently minimized Show
  • Accepted Answer

    Thursday, October 03 2013, 12:55 PM - #Permalink
    Resolved
    1 votes
    More than a methodology or technology, tody BPM can be seen as "meme" (as defined by Richard Dawkins) that is responding well to selective pressures, but still needs to establish new business and technological paradigms.
    The reply is currently minimized Show
  • Accepted Answer

    Thursday, October 03 2013, 05:38 PM - #Permalink
    Resolved
    0 votes
    BPM supporting technology ready to deliver Enterprise Adaptive Applications empowering people reflecting the real world of work (and confining ERP to history/legacy record?)
    The reply is currently minimized Show
  • Accepted Answer

    Thursday, October 03 2013, 07:55 PM - #Permalink
    Resolved
    0 votes
    business process management (BPM) – The practice of developing, running, performance measuring, and simulating business processes to effect the continued improvement of those processes. Business process management is concerned with the lifecycle of the process definition. Process models are prepared in advance for particular situations, and the performance can be measured and monitored so that over time the process will be improved. See: http://social-biz.org/glossary/
    The reply is currently minimized Show
  • Accepted Answer

    Monday, October 07 2013, 10:05 AM - #Permalink
    Resolved
    1 votes
    Too many of these definitions are about IT things. Repeatable steps, drawn in advance, etc. Nonsense. BPM is about managing business processes, and there are lots of "kinds" of business processes out there. I know it is frustrating to some to have a term not have hard boundaries, but isn't that true everywhere in technology. People used to know what a computer was - it was this big box sitting in a room somewhere (mainframe) that you couldn't move very easily. Later, it was a smaller box on your desk with a keyboard and a screen. Now it is anything from a watch to a phone, to a usb plug (raspberry pi), to a desktop, to a laptop, to a mainframe, to a blade in a giant cloud server farm. But, a computer is still basically anything that computes ;) If it is business, and it has value, then you might care about managing the processes that produce that value... BPM
    The reply is currently minimized Show
  • Accepted Answer

    Monday, October 07 2013, 04:56 PM - #Permalink
    Resolved
    1 votes
    In my opinion, the definition is the same (as mentioned in previous responses). One key difference today is the availability of a variety of tools that can be used. BPM software has improved greatly and in some cases become critical for BPM success. Technology doesn't drive BPM, but with the availability & improvement of software that focuses on BPM, it's become key to utilize technology when coming up with a BPM solution. The definition is the same, but approaching a solution is different.
    The reply is currently minimized Show
Your Reply

Join the Discussion

Want to join the discussion?

Login, or create an account to participate in the forum.

Top Participants

Dr Alexander Samarin
277 Replies
27/09/2016
David Chassels
270 Replies
27/09/2016
Emiel Kelly
222 Replies
27/09/2016
Bogdan Nafornita
209 Replies
27/09/2016
E Scott Menter
182 Replies
27/09/2016