10 Principles of Business Process Management

Rob Llewellyn By Rob Llewellyn

10 Principles of Business Process Management

Business Process Management is one of the 9 business transformation management disciplines in the BTM² business transformation methodology. It is an essential discipline for aligning vital business processes with corporate strategy and bringing them up to speed with transformation initiatives.
A team at the Institute of Information Systems at the University of Liechtenstein produced a paper to help foster a common understanding of business process management. In doing so, they established 10 principles which represent a set of capabilities essential for mastering contemporary and future challenges in business process management.
Their findings allow practitioners to comprehensively scope their business process management initiatives and provide a general guidance for their implementation. The following 10 principles of business process management may also serve to tackle common issues in other management areas:

  1. Principle of Context- Awareness
  2. Principle of Continuity
  3. Principle of Enablement
  4. Principle of Holism
  5. Principle of Institutionalisation
  6. Principle of Involvement
  7. Principle of Joint Understanding
  8. Principle of Purpose
  9. Principle of Simplicity
  10. Principle of Technology Appropriation

The team from the Institute of Information Systems at the University of Liechtenstein consisted of Jan vom Brocke (Director of the Institute), Theresa Schmiedel, Jan Recker, Peter Trkman, Willem Mertens & Stijn Viaene.

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