Fundamentals of Business Process Management

Author: Marlon Dumas
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9783662565094
Release Date: 2018-03-23
Genre: Computers

This textbook covers the entire Business Process Management (BPM) lifecycle, from process identification to process monitoring, covering along the way process modelling, analysis, redesign and automation. Concepts, methods and tools from business management, computer science and industrial engineering are blended into one comprehensive and inter-disciplinary approach. The presentation is illustrated using the BPMN industry standard defined by the Object Management Group and widely endorsed by practitioners and vendors worldwide. In addition to explaining the relevant conceptual background, the book provides dozens of examples, more than 230 exercises – many with solutions – and numerous suggestions for further reading. This second edition includes extended and completely revised chapters on process identification, process discovery, qualitative process analysis, process redesign, process automation and process monitoring. A new chapter on BPM as an enterprise capability has been added, which expands the scope of the book to encompass topics such as the strategic alignment and governance of BPM initiatives. The textbook is the result of many years of combined teaching experience of the authors, both at the undergraduate and graduate levels as well as in the context of professional training. Students and professionals from both business management and computer science will benefit from the step-by-step style of the textbook and its focus on fundamental concepts and proven methods. Lecturers will appreciate the class-tested format and the additional teaching material available on the accompanying website.

Fundamentals of Business Process Management

Author: Marlon Dumas
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3662565080
Release Date: 2018-04-09
Genre: Computers

This textbook covers the entire Business Process Management (BPM) lifecycle, from process identification to process monitoring, covering along the way process modelling, analysis, redesign and automation. Concepts, methods and tools from business management, computer science and industrial engineering are blended into one comprehensive and inter-disciplinary approach. The presentation is illustrated using the BPMN industry standard defined by the Object Management Group and widely endorsed by practitioners and vendors worldwide. In addition to explaining the relevant conceptual background, the book provides dozens of examples, more than 230 exercises – many with solutions – and numerous suggestions for further reading. This second edition includes extended and completely revised chapters on process identification, process discovery, qualitative process analysis, process redesign, process automation and process monitoring. A new chapter on BPM as an enterprise capability has been added, which expands the scope of the book to encompass topics such as the strategic alignment and governance of BPM initiatives. The textbook is the result of many years of combined teaching experience of the authors, both at the undergraduate and graduate levels as well as in the context of professional training. Students and professionals from both business management and computer science will benefit from the step-by-step style of the textbook and its focus on fundamental concepts and proven methods. Lecturers will appreciate the class-tested format and the additional teaching material available on the accompanying website.

Fundamentals of Business Process Management

Author: Marlon Dumas
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9783642331435
Release Date: 2013-02-26
Genre: Computers

Business Process Management (BPM) is the art and science of how work should be performed in an organization in order to ensure consistent outputs and to take advantage of improvement opportunities, e.g. reducing costs, execution times or error rates. Importantly, BPM is not about improving the way individual activities are performed, but rather about managing entire chains of events, activities and decisions that ultimately produce added value for an organization and its customers. This textbook encompasses the entire BPM lifecycle, from process identification to process monitoring, covering along the way process modelling, analysis, redesign and automation. Concepts, methods and tools from business management, computer science and industrial engineering are blended into one comprehensive and inter-disciplinary approach. The presentation is illustrated using the BPMN industry standard defined by the Object Management Group and widely endorsed by practitioners and vendors worldwide. In addition to explaining the relevant conceptual background, the book provides dozens of examples, more than 100 hands-on exercises – many with solutions – as well as numerous suggestions for further reading. The textbook is the result of many years of combined teaching experience of the authors, both at the undergraduate and graduate levels as well as in the context of professional training. Students and professionals from both business management and computer science will benefit from the step-by-step style of the textbook and its focus on fundamental concepts and proven methods. Lecturers will appreciate the class-tested format and the additional teaching material available on the accompanying website fundamentals-of-bpm.org.

Business Process Management

Author: Mathias Weske
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9783540735229
Release Date: 2007-11-01
Genre: Business & Economics

Business process management is usually treated from two different perspectives: business administration and computer science. While business administration professionals tend to consider information technology as a subordinate aspect for experts to handle, by contrast computer scientists often consider business goals and organizational regulations as terms that do not deserve much thought but require the appropriate level of abstraction. Mathias Weske argues that the communities involved need to share a common understanding of the principles underlying business process management. To this end, he develops an overall picture that describes core BPM concepts and technologies and explains their relationships. This picture covers high-level business aspects like business goals, strategies, and value chains, but it concentrates on process modeling techniques and process enactment platforms, taking into account the different stakeholders involved. After starting with a presentation of general foundations, process orchestrations and process choreographies are covered. Based on control flow patterns, concrete process languages are introduced in a concise manner, including Workflow nets, Event-driven Process Chains, Yet Another Workflow Language, and the Business Process Modeling Notation. The various stages during the design and implementation of process choreographies are discussed. Different soundness properties are investigated in a chapter on formal aspects of business processes. Finally, he investigates concrete architectures to enact business processes, including workflow management architectures, case handling architectures and service-oriented architectures. He also shows how standards like SOAP, WSDL, and BPEL fit into the picture. This textbook is ideally suited for classes on business process management, information systems architecture, and workflow management. It is also valuable for project managers and IT professionals working in business process management, since it provides a vendor-independent view on the topic. The accompanying website www.bpm-book.com contains further information, such as links to references that are available online, exercises that offer the reader a deeper involvement with the topics addressed, and additional teaching material.

Business Process Management

Author: John Jeston
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781136423345
Release Date: 2010-05-14
Genre: Business & Economics

Business Process Management: Practical Guidelines to Successful Implementations provides organizational leadership with an understanding of Business Process Management and its benefits to an organization. This is an easy-to-use, easy-to-read guide that provides a practical framework, complete with a set of tools and techniques, to successfully implement Business Process Management projects. In addition, it features vital organizational perspectives that not only provide an overall view of BPM and the move towards a process-centric organization, but also reveal how to embed BPM within an organization to ensure a continuous business process improvement culture.

Business Process Management Cases

Author: Jan vom Brocke
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9783319583075
Release Date: 2017-09-08
Genre: Business & Economics

This book is the first to present a rich selection of over 30 real-world cases of how leading organizations conduct Business Process Management (BPM). The cases stem from a diverse set of industry sectors and countries on different continents, reporting on best practices and lessons learned. The book showcases how BPM can contribute to both exploitation and exploration in a digital world. All cases are presented using a uniform structure in order to provide valuable insights and essential guidance for students and practitioners.

Business Process Management

Author: Howard Smith
Publisher: Meghan Kiffer Press
ISBN: 0929652347
Release Date: 2007
Genre: Business & Economics

According to the authors, every significant breakthrough in business technology has been underpinned by mathematics. They explain how Pi-calculus provides the theoretical computer science foundation for a new type of business software that allows business people, not just technicians, to design, imp

Workflow Modeling

Author: Alec Sharp
Publisher: Artech House
ISBN: 9781596931930
Release Date: 2009
Genre: Business

This extensively revised second edition of the acclaimed and bestselling book, Workflow Modeling serves as a complete guide to discovering, scoping, assessing, modeling, and redesigning business processes. Providing proven techniques for identifying, modeling, and redesigning business processes, and explaining how to implement workflow improvement, this book helps you define requirements for systems development or systems acquisition.

Modern Business Process Automation

Author: Arthur H. M. ter Hofstede
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 3642031218
Release Date: 2009-11-18
Genre: Computers

The ?eld of Business Process Management (BPM) is marred by a seemingly e- less sequence of (proposed) industry standards. Contrary to other ?elds (e.g., civil or electronic engineering), these standards are not the result of a widely supported consolidationofwell-understoodandwell-establishedconceptsandpractices.Inthe BPM domain, it is frequently the case that BPM vendors opportunistically become involved in the creation of proposed standards to exert or maintain their in?uence and interests in the ?eld. Despite the initial fervor associated with such standardi- tion activities, it is no less frequent that vendors either choose to drop their support for standards that they earlier championed on an opportunistic basis or elect only to partially support them in their commercial offerings. Moreover, the results of the standardization processes themselves are a concern. BPM standards tend to deal with complex concepts, yet they are never properly de?ned and all-too-often not informed by established research. The result is a plethoraof languagesand tools, with no consensuson conceptsand their implem- tation. They also fail to provide clear direction in the way in which BPM standards should evolve. One can also observe a dichotomy between the “business” side of BPM and its “technical” side. While it is clear that the application of BPM will fail if not placed in a proper business context, it is equally clear that its application will go nowhere if it remains merely a motivational exercise with schemas of business processes hanging on the wall gathering dust.

The Ultimate Guide to Business Process Management

Author: Theodore Panagacos
Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub
ISBN: 1477486135
Release Date: 2012-09-25
Genre: Business & Economics

In this step by step guide, former Management Consultant and change management expert Theodore Panagacos walks you through the entire discipline of Business Process Management. Learn how to fast track your orgnaization's strategy to govern processes, create a process culture, and measure business performance. Best of all, this crystal-clear, convenient sized book can be put to work in your organization immediately!

Systems Analysis Design Fundamentals

Author: Ned Kock
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 9781452212180
Release Date: 2006-07-12
Genre: Computers

Systems Analysis & Design Fundamentals: A Business Process Redesign Approach uniquely integrates traditional and modern systems analysis with design methods and techniques. By using a business process redesign approach, author Ned Kock enables readers to understand, in a very applied and practical way, how information technologies can be used to significantly improve organizational quality and productivity.

OCEB 2 Certification Guide

Author: Tim Weilkiens
Publisher: Morgan Kaufmann
ISBN: 9780128109847
Release Date: 2016-07-21
Genre: Computers

OCEB 2 Certification Guide, Second Edition has been updated to cover the new version 2 of the BPMN standard and delivers expert insight into BPM from one of the developers of the OCEB Fundamental exam, offering full coverage of the fundamental exam material for both the business and technical tracks to further certification. The first study guide prepares candidates to take-and pass-the OCEB Fundamental exam, explaining and building on basic concepts, focusing on key areas, and testing knowledge of all critical topics with sample questions and detailed answers. Suitable for practitioners, and those newer to the field, this book provides a solid grounding in business process management based on the authors’ own extensive BPM consulting experiences. Completely updated, with the latest material needed to pass the OCEB-2 and BPMN Certification Includes sample test questions in each chapter, with answers in the appendix Expert authors provide a solid overview of business process management (BPM)

Domain Specific Conceptual Modeling

Author: Dimitris Karagiannis
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9783319394176
Release Date: 2016-07-09
Genre: Computers

This book draws new attention to domain-specific conceptual modeling by presenting the work of thought leaders who have designed and deployed specific modeling methods. It provides hands-on guidance on how to build models in a particular domain, such as requirements engineering, business process modeling or enterprise architecture. In addition to these results, it also puts forward ideas for future developments. All this is enriched with exercises, case studies, detailed references and further related information. All domain-specific methods described in this volume also have a tool implementation within the OMiLAB Collaborative Environment – a dedicated research and experimentation space for modeling method engineering at the University of Vienna, Austria – making these advances accessible to a wider community of further developers and users. The collection of works presented here will benefit experts and practitioners from academia and industry alike, including members of the conceptual modeling community as well as lecturers and students.

Oceb 2 Certification Guide

Author: Tim Weilkiens
Publisher: Morgan Kaufmann Publishers
ISBN: 0128053526
Release Date: 2016-07-20
Genre:

"OCEB-2 Certification Guide: Business Process Management - Fundamental Level, Second Edition, "covers the new version 2 of the BPMN standard, delivering expert insights into BPM from one of the developers of the OCEB Fundamental exam. Users will find a comprehensive guide chock full of insights on exam material for both business and technical tracks. As the first study guide to prepare candidates to take, and pass, the OCEB Fundamental exam, the book explains basic concepts, focusing on key areas and testing knowledge of all critical topics, with sample questions and detailed answers also included. Suitable for practitioners and those newer to the field, users will find a solid grounding in business process management based on the authors own extensive BPM consulting experience. Completely updated, with the latest material needed to pass the OCEB-2 and BPMN CertificationIncludes sample test questions in each chapter, with answers in the appendix Expert authors provide a solid overview of business process management (BPM)"