Business process management consists of the alignment of business processes with the requirements of the client. This holistic management approach proved effective in business practices, as it allows the given business to approach each project based solely on client requirements. This innovative approach to business practices serves the client more efficiently on a per project basis than the utilization of strictly structured business processes.
The BPM Life Cycle
Business process management consists of six stage life cycle. The six stages within this life cycle dictate the actions performed by the designer based on the acquired requirements of the client. The designer breaks these stages into milestones and required task utilized to accomplish the completion of each stage within the given project.
In the design stage, the designer meets, with the client again, to acquire the needs of the client. This meeting consists of a run through of each concept, which the designer includes into the given project. The designer takes the client requirements and utilizes these requirements to set the basic structure of the project. Within this stage, the designer creates flowcharts and diagrams which dictate his or her approach to designing the project. The designer and his or her team perform an evaluation of the overall project. This evaluation gages the possible success of the project within its given market.
The next stage, modeling consists of further evaluations of the project. The designer establishes which concepts or equipment the project requires. He or she produces a prototype in this stage for the requested product. The designer and his or her team analyze the various what-if scenarios, which pertain to the project. The designer meets with the client and presents to the client the designed prototype of the project. The designer and client establish the feasibility of the project in this stage.
The execution stage is the stage in which the design produces the project. The designer and team accomplish tasks designated for the production of the project and record documentation for this project. The design team conducts tests at given milestones, ensuring the success of the overall project. The team records the results of this testing within the documentation for the project.
The monitoring stage consists of individual process tracking. Data and statistics for this tracking appear within the project documentation. This stage occurs after the initial implementation of the project, and it ensures the quality of the project within the client company. This monitoring supplies the designer with data, which allows for improvements of the overall project.
The optimization stage consists of reevaluations of the acquired data and statistics for the overall project. The designer utilizes this evaluation to establish areas within the given project where alterations would create a more cost effective project than the existing implementation. He or she performs these alterations and enhancements to optimize the project.
The Re-engineering Stage occurs as the overall project evolves. The designer reevaluates the project after a significant amount of time and establishes which trend changes in the given field proves most beneficial to the client, based on the business process management scheme utilized.