Business Process Management
|Business Process Management (BPM) is a management
technique for managing and improving an organisation's business
processes with the goal to improve the organisations' agility and
According to Gartner Analyst, Michael
Melenovsky at ITXPO Sydney in November 2006:
It is a
structured approach that employs methods, policies, metrics,
management practices, and software tools to managed and continuously
optimise an organisationís activities and processes.
different than business process re-engineering (BPR), a management
technique popular in the 1990's, in that BPR focuses on radical
transformational change where BPM focuses on continuous improvement.
services and business process management
Author: F. Leymann, D. Roller, and
Abstract: Web services based on the
service-oriented architecture framework provide a
suitable technical foundation for making business
processes accessible within enterprises and across
enterprises. But to appropriately support dynamic
business processes and their management, more is needed,
namely, the ability to prescribe how Web services are
used to implement activities within a business process,
how business processes are represented as Web services,
and also which business partners perform what parts of
the actual business process. In this paper, the
relationship between Web services and the management of
business processes is worked out and presented in a
Source: IBM Systems Journal, Volume
41, No. 2, 2002
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