Value Switch for a Digital World: The BPM-D® Application

  • Mathias Kirchmer
  • Peter Franz
  • Rakesh Gusain
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing book series (LNBIP, volume 309)


Business Process Management (BPM) has become a management discipline that translates strategy into people and technology based execution – fast and at minimal risk. It helps organizations to realize the full potential of their digitalization enterprise transformation initiatives. BPM is implemented through the “process of process management” (PoPM). To assure continuous improvements of the PoPM an appropriate digitalization approach for the PoPM itself is essential. However, little work has been done in this field and companies are failing to recognise the importance of an integrated digitalization of the PoPM. This paper presents a successful approach for the digitalization of the PoPM to enable a powerful BPM-Discipline. It includes experiences from a first pilot implementation of the developed prototype, the BPM-D Application.


BPM Business process management Digitalization Process of process management Execution Strategy Process design Strategy execution Business processes Digital technology BPM-discipline Implementation Enterprise architecture Process modelling Value-driven BPM 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.BPM-DWest ChesterUSA
  2. 2.University of PennsylvaniaPhiladelphiaUSA

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