It’s Business Management, Not BPM
In John Reynold’s talk at bpmNEXT, he focused on “data-centric-BPM” – by which he meant modeling business entity lifecycle, and not just the processes that intersect or interact with the Business Entity Lifecycle (BEL).
A key takeaway from the talk that had heads nodding was his comment that we need to drop the P from BPM, because it isn’t just Business Process Management, it is Business Management.
As the discussion made clear, business doesn’t care about “process” per se, they care about results and managing to those results. And so we can’t really ignore the data that feeds processes, and the visibility and governance associated.