The Business Process Analytics Format

Business Process Analytics provides process participants and decision makers with insight about the efficiency and effectiveness of organizational processes. There are three reasons why we might want to measure different aspects of business processes: To evaluate what has happened in the past, to understand what is happening currently, or to build an understanding of what […]

Stevens/QUT study explains how organizations document their business processes

Study finds that business process modelers use just 20% of standard business process modeling notation HOBOKEN, N.J., June 8, 2008 — Researchers from Stevens Institute of Technology and Queensland University of Technology have published a study that explains how organizations document their business processes using a visual notation. The study found that although a standard […]

Who is at fault – the language or the speaker?

As researchers, Jan Recker and I find it challenging to strike a balance between our efforts to meet the academic standards required by the wider research community and the demands regarding accessibility, relevance, timeliness and appropriateness instilled by the wider practitioner communities. We were happy to find that our blogging about research results inspires the […]

How much BPMN do you need?

by Michael zur Muehlen ( and Jan Recker ( BPMN is the de facto standard for graphical process modeling. While there are other graphical languages to represent processes (EPCs, IDEF, Flowcharts, Petri Nets, among others), no other notation has seen such an uptake in such a short time as BPMN has. It is widely supported […]

Bigger is better? A look at the complexity of BPM standards

I am attending the BPM Think Tank in Burlingame this week, and there are many insightful presentations around emerging standards in the BPM space, such as BPDM, BPMM, BMM, BPMN 2.0 and OSRM. But one thing makes me wonder – with every revision, every iteration, the standard specifications grow in size. The new BPMM specification […]

Stevens named Center of Excellence in Business Process Innovation

Stevens Institute of Technology has joined the IDS Scheer Innovation and Education (I&E) Network. IDS Scheer is a leading provider of Business Process Management (BPM) and officially launched its I&E Network at ARIS ProcessWorld 2007 held in Berlin. “We are excited to be part of IDS Scheer’s Innovation and Education Network. It will help us […]

CEBPI and QUT win Best Paper Award

Manly Beach, December 2nd, 2005. A research paper by Dr. Michael zur Muehlen (Stevens Institute of Technology) and Prof. Michael Rosemann (Queensland University of Technology) on the integration of operational and technical risk into business process models won the Best Paper Award at the 16th Australasian Conference on Information Systems (ACIS 2005). The paper entitled […]