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Monday Mind Games: What if “BPM” – the term – didn’t Exist?

by David McCoy  |  March 21, 2011  |  Submit a Comment

If the collection of activities that we refer to as Business Process Management – aka BPM – wasn’t called BPM, what would it be called? Note, I’m assuming that the tenets and the underlying value proposition of BPM remain true, that the activities behind the name still exist. This isn’t a trivial exercise, even if it appears so on the surface.

What phrase/word/symbology would you say best characterizes “what it is that we claim to do,” assuming you can’t use “BPM” in your lexicon? Would your new acronym/label use some of these elements?

  • Innovation?
  • Bean counting?
  • Reimaging?
  • Fiddling?
  • Business evolution?
  • &^**(*(?

Thoughts welcomed.

Category: business-process-management-bpm  

David W. McCoy
Managing VPt
19 years at Gartner
33 years IT industry

David McCoy manages the analysts on the IT Procurement and Asset Management team. David started Gartner's BPM research and is credited with defining the market that emerged ...Read Full Bio

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