Business Process Management

Business Process Modeling

Business Process Modelling (BPM) is a methodology and a modern term which has evolved through different phases and names, starting with the ‘division of labour’ concept when manufacturing first made the transition from a cottage industry into factories. More explanation is given in the historical progression below.

Generally the term ‘business’ is interchangeable with ‘organization’. Business Process Modelling is notably only performed in conventional businesses; the methodology is increasingly appropriate to a wide range of organizations, for example, government agencies, charities, mutual fund enterprises and cooperatives and the like.

Confusingly, the acronym, Business Process Management (BPM) could be understood on different contexts, some linked to Business Process Modelling while others are not. ‘Business Process Management’ is an illustration of a mix of different and related business approaches.

Business Process Modeling

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