BPM, now for dummies

It had to happen: someone is finally grabbing the “BPM for Dummies” (actually, “BPM Basics for Dummies”) title and are running with it.

Software AG is publishing this book very soon (in January, according to their site), and you can register for a free print copy here. According to the description:

Business Process Management (BPM) is useful, powerful and potentially very accessible. But, with so many analysts, consultants, publications and vendors weighing in with their own perspective and opinions, it can be very confusing.

Business Process Management Basics For Dummies will help you understand what BPM is really all about. Whether you are a business manager or an Information Technology practitioner, this book will provide valuable information about what BPM can do for you—and how to apply it.

This book includes:

  • Core concepts and practical ideas.
  • A primer for getting started with BPM.
  • A step-by-step guide for implementing BPM successfully.
  • A compilation of resources that you can go to for additional help or continued education.

I find it a bit ironic that they seem to be dissing the opinions of vendors (“But, with so many analysts, consultants, publications and vendors weighing in with their own perspective and opinions, it can be very confusing), yet this book is written by three Software AG employees.

4 thoughts on “BPM, now for dummies”

  1. Dissing other vendors? I think not! Check out p. 62…

    An important goal for us was to present BPM as independently as possible, and specifically call out the non-technology aspects of BPM. Only chapter 5 deals with technology architecture of BPM, and even there it is fairly neutral. Of course, our view is that the entire stack, methodology, and organization are essential for success in BPM, rather than using just any one niche capability of BPM.

  2. Kiran, I didn’t say that the book dissed other vendors, since I hadn’t yet seen it at that time, but rather that the email that I received promoting the book did so. Maybe the marketing group got a little carried away?

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