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.
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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|Item Type:||Book Chapter|
|Keywords:||Business Process Management, BPM, Body of Knowledge|
|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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