BPM Acceptance: Insights into our current BPM research

Business Process Standardization Research ModelIncreasing acceptance of BPM by employees and management of an organization is one of the core targets of our initiative. To build-up relevant knowledge, we are constantly performing various research activities.

This year, members of the BPinPM.net team visited several academic conferences to present and discuss our latest research.

With regards to acceptance of BPM, Janina Kettenbohrer presented her research about the impact of different job characteristics on employees’ attitude toward their job on the acceptance of standardized business processes. Together with Prof. Dr. Daniel Beimborn and Prof. Dr. Andreas Eckhardt, she could empirically show that two job characteristics – namely skill variety and autonomy – significantly influence acceptance of standardized business processes. Continue reading “BPM Acceptance: Insights into our current BPM research”

Insights from German flagship conference Wirtschaftsinformatik 2015

Last week, the BPinPM.net team visited the conference Wirtschaftsinformatik 2015 in Osnabrück. Topic of this year’s conference was Smart Enterprise Engineering.

In three days, several research and business tracks gave visitors insights in emerging trends of information systems. Furthermore, different companies (e.g., Thyssen Krupp or SAP) presented their next steps for achieving digitalized business.

For example, Thyssen Krupp wants to use Big Data and digitalization to revolutionize their elevator business. In the future, elevators won’t be travelling solely vertically but also horizontally. In the keynote, this video was shown. We found it very impressing and it fits very well to our scheduled innovation workshop “BPM meets the Innovation Helix“. Continue reading “Insights from German flagship conference Wirtschaftsinformatik 2015”

Leading BPM. – Impressions of BPinPM.net Conference 2014

02_KeynoteBringing experts together, exchanging knowledge, and gaining new ideas from other business areas is the ongoing spirit of the BPinPM.net conferences. In November 2014, the third conference was held under the motto “Leading BPM” and we welcomed over 80 experts from diverse industry and business areas as well as the social sector in Lufthansa Training & Conference Center Seeheim in the area of Frankfurt.

Dr. Bernhard Krusche from the association “NEXT SOCIETY” started the conference with his thought-provoking keynote “Quo Vadis, BPM?”. He encouraged the audience to think outside the box and to be open-minded towards future trends like the digital age and its implications for personal life, business, and BPM. – As result of the discussion, we will pick up this topic in 2015 to further explore how BPM can prepare for the next society.

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Leading BPM – Agenda of 2014 BPinPM.net Conference revealed!

21-07-2014 22-09-19In a growing number of organizations, focus of BPM is moving towards leadership oriented topics to increase acceptance and benefit of process management systems. Basics like process modeling and compliance management are already quite mature and widely discussed. Thus, we are going to put the motto “Leading BPM” into reality and will pay attention to upcoming areas such as “real” BPM training (not system training) for employees and management, change management aspects, and activities to strengthen acceptance of BPM systems.

To facilitate these topics, we joined forces with BPM experts from business areas like engineering, finance, aerospace, social sector, and chemical industry to perform a number of workshops to identify best practices. Combined with latest insights from scientific world and practical examples, results of the workshops will be presented at the 2014 BPinPM.net Process Management Conference on Nov 24/25 at Lufthansa Training & Conference Center Seeheim in the area of Frankfurt, Germany.

In addition, we will focus on future-oriented BPM topics and present detailed results of our “Digital Age BPM” workshop series which we have performed in cooperation with digital leadership expert Willms Buhse and his doubleYUU team. In a group of five organizations from various sectors, we experimented with bringing BPM and digital age aspects such as social media, web 2.0, agile management, and mobile devices together. Results are quite fascinating and will be presented on day two of the conference. Continue reading “Leading BPM – Agenda of 2014 BPinPM.net Conference revealed!”