This month, Jan vom Brocke updates previous Class Notes Columns which described the wide range of locations throughout the world where BPM education was offered. Now, the University of Liechtenstein has developed a website, EDUglopedia.org for pooling knowledge of BPM courses worldwide. Read Jan’s Column for details.
Class Notes: Where to Study Business Process Management? A Global Perspective Based on EDUglopedia.org
Jan vom Brocke, with his colleagues, Stefan Debortoli and Oliver Mueller, investigate text-mining’s potential to support BPM capabilities. Their results show that text-mining offers significant potential for building BPM capabilities in both exploitation and exploration. They identify the considerable potential of applying text-mining in BPM and conclude with a call for more discussion and contributions to this promising new lens through which to build BPM capabilities.
Jan vom Brocke teamed up with his colleague, Elena Gorbacheva, to present the results of two studies on the demand and supply side of competencies in the field of Business Process. The studies analyzed 1,507 BPM-related job advertisements and 10,405 profiles of BPM professionals, respectively. You will be surprised by the gap between requirements posted by employers and the competencies listed in the profiles of BPM professionals.
Jan vom Brocke and his colleagues, Theresa Schmiedel and Sarah Zelt at the University of Lichtenstein, stress the importance of context when considering BPM initiatives. In their research to determine factors that lead to successful BPM implementation, they identified the principle of context awareness as critical. In this Column, they present the BPM Context Framework to assist practitioners in identifying critical contextual factors.
Jan vom Brocke and Sonia Lippe focus on the importance of project management skills when managing innovation processes. Arguing that there is no “one size fits all approach,” they propose instead applying a management approach designed for specific projects. In their Article, they also present a taxonomy that enables managers to analyze the nature of different tasks to be conducted in a project.
With his colleagues, Stefan Seidel and Sanja Tumbas at the University of Liechtenstein, Jan vom Brocke set about to update a 2012 Column, Class Notes: BPM Research and Education—How was School Today? In this Column, the authors describe the three major archetypes of BPM education and emphasize the need to teach BPM as a problem-solving discipline that drives innovation in a digital world.
Prompted by a lengthy discussion on the BPTrends LinkedIn site, Jan vom Brocke enlisted the collaboration of his colleagues, Theresa Schmiedel, Jan Recker, Peter Trkman, William Mertens and Stijn Viaene, to share their joint experience at a 2013 BPM workshop at the University Liechtenstein. There they developed ten principles of good BPM which they present in this Column.
This Column continues the discussion of ECM (enterprise content management) begun in Jan vom Brocke’s November, 2013 Column. Here he teams up with his Research partners, Andrea Herbst and Nils Urbach, to present a subjective, survey-based tool that assesses an organization’s content-management practices. The tool is available, free of charge, in English, German, and French. The authors encourage readers to apply the ECM success survey to their organizations and provide them with feedback for their ongoing research.
Jan vom Brocke, in collaboration with his colleague, Christian Sonnenberg, present a basic toolkit, the Process Accounting Model (PAM), that can help process managers gather the necessary data to clearly demonstrate the economic value generated by their business processes. The toolkit aims to help process managers justify their BPM initiatives in a language familiar to business people. Details inside.
Class Notes: BPM Research in Education – On the Role of Enterprise Content in Business Process Management
PDF Version BPM should pay more attention to the role of enterprise content, because the significant effect of how enterprise content is organized on the efficiency and effectiveness of business processes will only increase in the future. This note presents the fundamentals of enterprise content management (ECM) and discusses the interrelationships between ECM and BPM, […]