Class Notes: Assessing and Further Developing your BPM Approach with the 10 Principles of Good Business Process Management

Although Business Process Management has proven, for the most part, to be successful in supporting both efficiency and effectiveness in business processes, its adoption has proven to be a challenge for many organizations. In his Column this month, Jan vom Brocke teams up with his colleagues at the University of Liechtenstein, Peyman Badakhshan and Theresa Schmiedel, to present a tool for organizations to use in assessing and developing their BPM approach.

Class Notes: Agile Business Process Management – Towards an Integrated Framework

In this issue of Class Notes Jan vom Brocke teams up with Peyman Badakhshan and Thomas Grisold, colleagues at the University of Lichtenstein; and Kieran Conboy, from the National University of Galway, to reveal first findings of their latest research into the development of an integrative framework for agile BPM. Based on these findings, they offer some suggestions for how practitioners can integrate agility in their BPM activities.

Class Notes: Where to Study Business Process Management – An update based on the EDUglopedia.org platform

This month, Jan vom Brocke and Peyman Badakhshan present the current status of business process management education along with lists and descriptions of where to find BPM study programs, courses, and resources. We hope you will find this Column a useful reference for you and your colleagues needing information on where to find BPM programs.

Class Notes: Blockchain & Business Process Management. Part 1 the BPM Lifecycle

In this Column, Jan vom Brocke and his colleagues Jan Mendling and Ingo Weber report on recent research in the area of Blockchain and Business Process Management. Based on their report, the authors have provided recommendations for organizations wishing to capitalize on the new technology in each of the six lifecycle phases.

Class Notes: Business Process Management Cases – Learning from Real-World Experience

In a joint effort of colleagues from BPM practitioners and academics, a project was launched to collect cases from their experience in applying BPM in the real world. In this Column, Jan vom Brocke and his colleague, Jan Mendling report on this initiative and outline the diversity of these cases including the various sectors and objectives.

Class Notes: Power of Text-mining in BPM

Jan vom Brocke and his colleagues, Oliver Mueller, and Stefan Debortoli, at the University of Lichtenstein, provide a detailed account of their investigation of
text-mining’s potential to foster BPM capabilities. Read their Column for Their conclusions.

Class Notes: Where to Study Business Process Management? A Global Perspective Based on EDUglopedia.org

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: Power of Text-mining in BPM

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.

Class Notes: The Competence Gap—an Empirical Investigation of the Demand and Supply Side

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.

Class Notes: Considering Context in Business Process Management: The BPM Context Framework

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.

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