Business process management, or BPM, combines various techniques and methods to optimize business processes. When BPM is implemented correctly, organizations can reap the benefits of streamlined procedures and cost savings. What company doesn't want that?
Coming up with a strategic game plan to better understand how work is done and eliminate inefficiencies may sound like a daunting task because there are numerous ways to go about such an undertaking. There are ways, however, to effectively take on the project without becoming completely overwhelmed.
This guide brings together resources that will get you on your way to designing and implementing a structured approach to better business management. When you're done, see how much you've learned about BPM workflow by taking our quiz.
Implementing BPM processes
There is a lot to take into consideration when implementing and optimizing BPM. Getting in the right mind-set to orchestrate a set of procedures can take some work. Read on for advice on things to be aware of when developing a BPM workflow strategy.
Using BPM tools to bridge systems together provides business context by baking in process intelligence. Continue Reading
Enterprise BPM is supposed to improve workflow; however, at many organizations it's a relic of past employees and practices. Continue Reading
Establishing a relationship with open source BPM providers can help users quickly resolve technical issues and reduce internal IT staff. Continue Reading
Modeling, SOA and BPM shouldn't be thought of as three separate routes to improved processes; rather, they are components that when intertwined, can form a highly functional process fabric. Continue Reading
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Businesses find value in BPM
It's one thing to read about how to execute a carefully crafted BPM strategy, but it's another to see how the work can pay off. IT leaders can glean insight as to how to commence their own BPM workflow initiative by learning from the successes and shortcomings of those before them. The following is a collection of articles focusing on how organizations are using BPM.
An inside look at how an IT manager researched workflow management software to determine how to best meet his organization's growing needs. Continue Reading
Vinyl record manufacturer owner Mark Calabro discusses how he chose a workflow management software product to meet his company's need for improved organization. Continue Reading
Experts talk BPM, DCM
From smart process applications to mobile devices, there are a lot of things that play a role in BPM and dynamic case management (DCM). Watch these videos to gain insight on everything from mobile BPM to the various ways DCM can be measured.
Consultant Steve Weissman discusses BPM's holistic management approach and identifies common mistakes made with the practice and how to overcome them.
BPM consultant Steve Weissman explains why mobile BPM should enhance workflows, but should never define them.
The dynamic case management landscape is changing to keep up with evolving customer needs for immediate communications.
Agility and customer experience join productivity and quality as key measurements of dynamic case management projects.
Smart process apps are poised to have a major breakthrough in dynamic case management, research shows.
Must-know BPM terms
This glossary provides terms commonly used when working with BPM.
Prove your BPM knowledge
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