The Top 11 Best Business Process Management Books

The Top 11 Best Business Process Management BooksSometimes, in order to advance technologically, it’s helpful to look at an old-school approach. Business Process Management (BPM) systems are essential for your organization, but you should first ensure that it’s right for you and your team. While there are many free resources available online, (such as Solutions Review’s best practices articles, solutions directories, and buyer’s guides), doing things the old-fashioned way can be beneficial. Solutions Review has taken the liberty of doing the research for you, having reviewed a multitude of books. We’ve carefully selected the best business process management books based on relevance, popularity, review ratings, publish date, and ability to add business value. Here they are in no particular order.

BPM CBOK Version 4.0: Guide to the Business Process Management Common Body of Knowledge

By Tony Benedict, Mathias Kirchmer, Marc Scarsig, Pater Frantz, Raju Saxena, Dan Morris, and Jack Hilty

This Guide to the BPM Common Body of Knowledge is a fundamental reference for anyone who practices Business Process Management. The primary purpose of this guide is to provide BPM practitioners the fundamental Knowledge Areas, skills and competencies that are generally recognized and accepted as common, best practice. The Guide to the BPM CBOK provides a general overview of each Knowledge Area and discusses the skills and competencies necessary to become proficient in the practice of BPM.”

Business Process Management: Practical Guidelines to Successful Implementations

By John Jeston

“Business Process Management, a huge bestseller, has helped thousands of leaders and BPM practitioners successfully implement BPM projects, enabling them to add measurable value to their organizations. The book’s runaway success can be attributed partly to its overview of all major useful frameworks (such as LEAN and Six Sigma) without over-investment in one over another, and a unique emphasis on BPM’s interrelationship with organizational management, culture and leadership. Its common-sense approach teaches how BPM must be well-integrated across an entire business if it’s to be successful: augmented and aligned with other management disciplines.”

The Ultimate Guide to Business Process Management: Everything You Need to Know and How to Apply it to Your Organization

By Theodore Panagacos

“In this step by step guide, former Management Consultant and change management expert Theodore Panagacos walks you through the entire discipline of Business Process Management. Learn how to fast track your organization’s strategy to govern processes, create a process culture, and measure business performance. Best of all, this crystal-clear, convenient sized book can be put to work in your organization immediately!”

Fundamentals of Business Process Management

By Marlon Dumas, Marcello La Rosa, Jan Mendling, and Hajo A. Reijers

“This textbook covers the entire Business Process Management (BPM) lifecycle, from process identification to process monitoring, covering along the way process modelling, analysis, redesign and automation. Concepts, methods and tools from business management, computer science and industrial engineering are blended into one comprehensive and interdisciplinary approach. The presentation is illustrated using the BPMN industry standard defined by the Object Management Group and widely endorsed by practitioners and vendors worldwide.”

The Power of Business Process Improvement: 10 Simple Steps to Increase Effectiveness, Efficiency, and Adaptability

By Susan Page

“Written by an experienced process analyst, The Power of Business Process Improvement is the resource you need to find a simple, bottom-line approach to process improvement work. By implementing its proven 10-step method, you will be able to:• Eliminate duplication and bureaucracy• Control costs• Establish internal controls to reduce human error• Test and rework the process before introducing it• Implement the changes whether you are new to BPI or a seasoned pro, this user-friendly how-to guide–complete with software suggestions, quizzes, a comparison of industry improvement methods, and examples to help you apply the ideas–is your solution to turning your business into the well-oiled machine you know it can be.”

Successful Business Process Management: What You Need to Know to Get Results

By Paula Berman

“Too few standard procedures within an organization and inefficiency will inevitably ensue. But too many, and creativity is stifled. This catch-22 is enough to make heads spin! How does one settle on the perfect mix that will streamline activities and create smooth workflows?Successful Business Process Management has done all the homework for you and provides a succinct, accessible overview on the training and tools available for process improvement that fills that gap of being not too rigid nor too blasé.”

Business Process Change: A Business Process Management Guide for Managers and Process Professionals

By Paul Harmon

“Business Process Change: A Business Process Management Guide for Managers and Process Professionals, Fourth Edition, provides a balanced view of the field of business process change. Bestselling author and renowned expert in the field Paul Harmon offers concepts, methods, cases for all aspects, and phases of successful business process improvement. Students and professionals alike will benefit from the comprehensive coverage and customizable, integrated approach to broad business process management that focuses on improving efficiency and productivity. In this updated Edition, particular attention is paid to the impact of disruptive technology on business and the need for agile transformation.”

Business Management Systems Thinking: Integrated Enterprise Excellence Orchestrates Business Process Management, Analytics and Statistics with KPI Reporting, Strategic Planning & Process Improvement

By Forrest w. Breyfogle III

“This 4-book set describes Integrated Enterprise Excellence (IEE), its benefits and implementation details. IEE has advanced the application of Lean and Six Sigma tools to become a next-generation business management system.”

High Performance Through Business Process Management: Strategy Execution in a Digital World

By Mathias Kirchmer

“Static business models do not keep pace with the dynamic changes in our digital world. Organizations need a management approach that fits this environment and capitalizes on its opportunities while minimizing the related risks. They need to execute their business strategy fast and reliably. In effect, they have to know how and when to modify or enhance their business processes, which processes are the best candidates for intervention, and how to move rapidly from strategy to execution.”

Business Analysis and Process Modeling: A Beginner’s Guide to Business Strategy and Process Improvement

By Ahmed Fawzy

“ITIL Expert, Ahmed Fawzy, present a remarkable approached to improve services. Based on 14 years of experience building services for various organizations of different sizes across all sectors, Ahmed answers the question: How do I align business analysis to generate business benefits?”

Operations & Process Management: Principles & Practice for Strategic Impact

By Nigel Slack and Alistair Jones

“Written by best-selling authors in their field, the fifth edition of Operations and Process Management inspires a critical and applied mastery of the core principles and processes which are fundamental to successfully managing business operations. Approaching the subject from a managerial perspective, this innovative text provides clear and concise coverage of the nature, principles, and practice of operations and process management.”

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