10 FAQs on BPM

Is “BPM” a methodology or a tool? What are its real costs and benefits? Who should be driving BPM implementation? 10 key FAQs and 10 clear answers.

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Adaptability and The Third Phase of BPM

Whatever business you are in today, inevitably you face an environment defined by growing uncertainty and unpredictability, where advantage favors not the best plans but the speed of change.

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Best Practices for BPM

Best Practices for Getting Started with BPM

The goal of using Business Process Management is to optimize efficiency and improve profitability. Implementing a Business Process Management Solution offers immediate and long‐term benefits, and a good start will help ensure that you get both.These BPM Best Practices will help position your organization's BPM implementation for success.

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BPM and Case Management

BPM and Case Management

In the half-century since Peter Drucker first identified and coined the phrase “knowledge worker,” the share of the work force represented by this group has grown considerably, to as much as half of all workers by some measures.

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Bridging the IT/Business Divided

Bridging the IT/Business Divide as a BPM Faciliator

Don’t throw your process improvement effort over the wall to IT. Instead, engage both business and IT stakeholders together from the start.

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Building a Business Case for BPM

Building a Business Case for BPM

This white paper is designed to provide a repeatable framework for developing a business case for new or continued justification of BPM projects – with the objective being to help accelerate the startup time and enable more organizations to realize success from BPM.

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Designing Executable BPMN Models

Designing Executable BPMN Models

Too often tension exists between the developer and analyst perspectives, resulting from the lack of a common semantics and heuristics set capable of depicting process activities in a way relevant to both parties.

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Bonita BPM6

Develop Your First Business Process Application

Wondering how BPMN can significantly improve the efficiency of your daily operations?  This paper addresses this challenge through a concrete business example: the modeling and the automation of an employee leave management procedure.

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Focus on Social BPM: The Role of Trust and Reputation in BPM

Focus on Social BPM: The Role of Trust and Reputation in BPM

The modeled processes that provide the foundation of BPMS environments today, rarely take into account either the existence or lack of trust and reputation in the design of routing logic

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Getting Business and IT to Work Together in BPM and Process Improvement

Getting Business and IT to Work Together

Who should drive BPM initiatives? Gartner reports that in North America, IT leads 42% of the BPM efforts, and the Business leads 58% of the efforts.

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Getting Started: An Introduction to Business Architecture Modeling for BPM Intiatives

Getting Started: An Introduction to Business Architecture Modeling for BPM Intiatives

During the last decade, the lines between enterprise application integration (EAI) technology and workflow blurred, morphing into what is now widely recognized as the “Integration-centric BPM” market sector.

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Great Moments in BPM

Great Moments in the History of BPM

How did business process and technology converge to give rise to business process management as we know it today? Download this graphic to see how two relevant timelines developed and merged.

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Speaking to the C-Suite about BPM

BPM implementation in a company can be imposed from the top down, from upper management, but it can also begin and grow locally. BPM is an empowering tool for workers in all levels of an organization. The middle and lower rungs of an organization gain direct benefit and are often pushing the BPM agenda. Yet wide‐spread adoption needs the buy‐in of top management.

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The Ultimate Guide to BPMN2

The Ultimate Guide to BPMN2

We offer this Ultimate Guide to help you to get familiar with the basics and give BPMN a try. We are convinced you will find it powerful, adaptable and remarkably easy.

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Understanding and Authroing RFP

Understanding and Authoring a Request For Proposal (RFP)

A good RFP represents a solid foundation for introducing any technology -- mature or incipient -- to an organization. Its objective is to determine how a variety of alternatives compare to each other against a list of functional and financial requirements.

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10 FAQs on BPM

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About This Resource

This BPM.com microsite is designed to equip you with the tools and information necessary to get started with BPM immediately.  Drawing a decade of experience with BPM initiatives, our team has compiled resources and best practices on topics ranging from building the business case, designing an RFP, engaging business and IT, as well as process modeling using BPMN and building your first application with BPM.

In addition, BPM.com is working BPM software vendors to provide immediate and free access to working software, ranging from BPMN modeling tools to a complete BPM Suite (BPMS).  The first of these is Bonita BPM from BonitaSoft, a complete open-source BPM Suite which will allow you define, execute and monitor business processes with BPMN

Click here for instructions on how to download Bonita BPM.  Access is immediate and there is no further obligation.  Simply download and get started today. 

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Develop a 1st Business Process Application
Develop a First Business Process Application

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Start Building

One of the key benefits of BPM is that building applications is inherently model-driven, with allowing you to quickly create prototypes, then incrementally add new capabilities and functionality.  

Taking an iterative, model-driven approach offers the opportunity to engage stakeholders and end users at the outset, offering the best chance to avoid the cultural resistance that otherwise dooms the introduction of new technology or process change, when the feel they were left out of the process.

Below are a set of resources designed to help you get started with building applications with BPM.

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As part of the Getting Start With BPM initiative, BPM.com is working with BPM software vendors to provide immediate and free access to working software, ranging from BPMN modeling tools to a complete BPM Suite (BPMS).  The first of these is Bonita BPM from BonitaSoft, a complete open-source BPM Suite which will allow you define, execute and monitor business processes with BPMN

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An Introduction to
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BPM and Case Management

BPM and Case Management
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Focus on Social BPM:
The Role of Trust and
Reputation in BPM

Focus on Social BPM: The Role of Trust and Reputation in BPM
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Bonita BPM is a complete Open Source BPM Solution which is licensed under GNU General Public License v2.

Downloading Bonita BPM is simple and takes less than five minutes. Your internet browser will automatically detect which operating system you have (Windows, Mac or Linux). Note that Bonita BPM requires Java 1.6 (minimum).

When the installation is finished, a quick-launch icon will appear on your desktop to launch Bonita Studio, allowing you to model your first process and turn it into a running process application.

 

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