The Split Personality of BPM

The Split Personality of BPM
Derek Miers offers a wide-ranging exploration of the link between business strategy, process architectures, and BPM technology. This paper suggests how BPM systems can be integrated with other approaches and techniques to provide both procedural control and agility.

Derek Miers

Derek Miers

Derek Miers is a well-known, independent industry analyst, technology strategist, and accomplished author, publishing numerous white papers and product assessments on Business Process Management and process improvement. As Co-Chairman of BPMI.org (the leading BPM standards body committed to the development and introduction of open, royalty free, XML-based standards for business processes), he was instrumental in driving the merger of BPMI.org with the Object Management Group (OMG) and was one of the very early members of the Workflow Management Coalition (WfMC). He has recently completed the most comprehensive review of BPM environments currently available—the BPM Suites Report (published via BP Trends). Over the years, he has carried out a wide range of consulting roles, including running hundreds of training courses (in BPM and process modeling techniques), and undertaking detailed technology selection assessments and project risk assessment studies. Other engagements have involved the provision of strategic consulting advice—from facilitating board-level conversations to supporting BPM project initiatives. Clients have included many of the world's largest and best-known financial services companies (banks, building societies, and insurers), pharmaceutical companies, telecomm providers, commercial businesses, product vendors, and governmental organizations. He can be reached via email at miers@enix.co.uk or by telephone on either +44-20-8742 8500, or his US Cell at (714) 600 9010.
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