Professionalizing Business Process Management : towards a Body of Knowledge for BPM

Bandara, Wasana, Harmon, Paul, & Rosemann, Michael (2011) Professionalizing Business Process Management : towards a Body of Knowledge for BPM. In zur Muehlen, M. & Su , J. (Eds.) Business Process Management Workshops 2010. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg, pp. 759-774.

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Abstract

Business Process Management (BPM) is rapidly evolving as an established discipline. There are a number of efforts underway to formalize the various aspects of BPM practice; creating a formal Body of Knowledge (BoK) is one such effort. Bodies of knowledge are artifacts that have a proven track record for accelerating the professionalization of various disciplines. In order for this to succeed in BPM, it is vital to involve the broader business process community and derive a BoK that has essential characteristics that addresses the discipline’s needs. We argue for the necessity of a comprehensive BoK for the BPM domain, and present a core list of essential features to consider when developing a BoK based on preliminary empirical evidence. The paper identifies and critiques existing Bodies of Knowledge related to BPM, and firmly calls for an effort to develop a more accurate and sustainable BoK for BPM. An approach for this effort is presented with preliminary outcomes.

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ID Code: 67152
Item Type: Book Chapter
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Keywords: Business Process Management, BPM, Body of Knowledge
DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-20511-8_68
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES (080000)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES (080000) > INFORMATION SYSTEMS (080600)
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Information Systems
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2011 Springer
Deposited On: 12 Feb 2014 01:20
Last Modified: 25 Oct 2015 16:03

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