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In the years since Business Process Management (BPM) and Business Rules Management Systems (BRMS) have made their presence felt in the enterprise, IT personnel have had to quickly adapt to the new set of technologies, platforms and skills required in order to react to their customer demands. While these developments have fundamentally impacted the enterprise world, another group of stakeholders - the Business Analysts - suddenly see a new focus on the process work that they have been doing all along. It is quite evident that the BPM Consultants share a common thing with the Business Analysts and Functional Consultants... the all-important BUSINESS PROCESS! A few vital questions arise - do Business Analysts and Functional Consultants need to have anything to do with BPM technologies? Do BPM Consultants need to understand the underlying business process in all its glorious detail or should they be quite content in implementing technology solutions as they see fit?
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This month we have been looking at Information Agility , describing it as a way of not just managing our information, but also of managing it such a way so as to be able to respond to rapid changes taking place in the market. Here we will look at business processes and how agility is finding its way into business process management to make them more effective and more responsiveness to those changing circumstances. In January this year Gartner released its BPM for 2010 and beyond .
Business Process Management (BPM) Center The BPM Center is a collaborative virtual research centre in the area of Business Process Management (BPM) and was founded in 2004 by the Information Systems groups ( IS@CS and IS@IEIS ) and at Eindhoven University of Technology (Eindhoven, The Netherlands) and the BPM group at the Faculty of Information Technology of Queensland University of Technology (Brisbane, Australia). The research in the center aims to address aspects concerning all phases of the lifecycle of business processes including modeling, verification, enactment, monitoring, mining, and diagnosis. Apart from the founding organizations the centre is open to affiliate members.
Ann All spoke with Sandy Kemsley, an independent analyst and systems architect specializing in business process management, Enterprise 2.0, enterprise architecture and business intelligence. She heads up Kemsley Design Ltd ., performing BPM engagements across North America and working as an analyst with BPM vendors. She also blogs about BPM and enterprise architecture at Column 2 . Earlier this month she gave a presentation on BPM and social networking at the Software 2010 conference held by the Norwegian Computing Society in Oslo. All: Why are companies interested in BPM solutions with collaborative elements?
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BPM is a way of looking at and then controlling the processes that are present in an organization. It is an effective methodology to use in times of crisis to make certain that the processes are efficient and effective, as this will result in a better and more cost efficient organization. What is Business Process Management (BPM)? Learn how to improve your business processes by enrolling in the AIIM Business Process Management (BPM) Training Program. BPM should not be a onetime exercise. It should involve a continuous evaluation of the processes and include taking actions to improve the total flow of processes.
Introduction I've titled this a garage sale (or yard sale as my US colleagues would say) as it's a real mixed bag of topics that are related in some way that I want to sell (I mean discuss but it ruins my analogy). It's pretty broad in terms of covering business process, methodologies, SOA and development, but if you are BPX'er with some technical savvy or a Solution Architect (Functional or Technical) then please read-on as I'd love to nail this with a decent discussion and potential future follow-up in another blog.
Business Process Management (BPM) is an emerging new field in business. However there is no academically agreed upon conceptual framework. The aim of this paper is to establish a conceptual framework grounded in the recent literature. The purpose of this work is to ensure a better foundation for future research and to discussion of the implications of BPM on Enterprise Information Systems (EIS).