Business Process Management (BPM): Concepts, and how to apply and integrate it with IT
Nowadays, an organization is expected to be not only effective and efficient, as it was formerly. Now, in addition, it should be able to adapt to the frequent changes driven by globalization, let us say, be agile. This business agility has become more important in these times of globalization. The organization that best respond to the fast-changing market, which is becoming increasingly frequent, will have better competitive advantages than those that fail to sustain the pace imposed by globalization. What are the tools that organizations are using to better achieving agility, effectiveness, and efficiency? The answer is more control and efficiency with the ability to manage change in their business processes, because these can create value for customers. BPM is an integrative discipline that comprises management disciplines and techniques. It involves the business layers and technology, including also management through processes, as an integrated whole. The structure of this book consists of two parts. «Part I, Fundamentals of BPM» describe the state of the art of the major BPM theoretical concepts. «Part II, Implementation for BPM» is dedicated to presenting the concepts of implementation, developed largely by the author. This second part considers the technological support in each of the BPM layers. The author shows how to implement the core principles of the discipline, which differs itself from traditional management. This book is for all professionals, whether they perform in the public, private or non-profits sectors who require or want to learn more about this process management discipline. It is also for students and academics of the industrial and computer sciences, and to all the business and administration Schools.