The following BPM resources are considered to be high quality and which don’t require registration or cost money.
If you know of a particular resource (not a whole website) let me know in the comments and I will add it to the list.
Blogs and Community Blogs
The PROCESSpedia community blog is our own homegrown community. Our aim is to provide fresh content on BPM and provide a space for BPM professionals to contribute their expertise through blogging and a Q&A forum.
We have mentioned this one before in our Top 10 Blogs to follow and Bruce’s blog makes it here too.
BPM Leader is an excellent community site with dedicated contributors. Well worth reading and a great way to connect with thought leaders in the BPM space.
Connie Moore’s blog is hosted at Forreset and provides short and to the point posts about effective BPM strategies.
Theo post regularly on contemporary BPM issues such as gamification and social BPM.
This is a blog where they cut through the jargon and look at companies that are working well. A good overview of process management.
Craig Reid post regularly and with a good level of depth. He is often involved in the wider community publishing across multiple networks.
Clay is another contributor for the Forrester community blogs. He blogs on current trends and provides insight into what some of the big companies are doing with BPM.
Great Posts and Articles
This is an excellent article about BPM predictions. He covers how managers and workers will utilise process models and how software will facilitate process improvement.
Gartner carry large scale research and report on their findings. These predictions are brief but provide plenty of ideas about the future of BPM.
When first learning how to model processes, it’s important to understand the different levels of processes. This article covers descriptive modelling, analytical modelling and executable modelling.
This is our glossary of BPM terms and concepts. This is an ever expanding glossary that we endeavour to keep up to date with current concepts.
This is our 7-part guide to understanding what process management is. It covers topics such as the responsibilities of BPM roles and how to keep staff engagement BPM initiatives.
The BPMN documentation is essential for learning BPM notation. These documents provide a taxonomy of symbols along with examples process models with in-depth explanations.
This document is structured more as a set of tutorials for learning BPMN 2.0. It has real world examples of process models such as the Shipment Process of a Hardware Retailer and Incident Management.
This is my opinion the best way to learn BPMN.
State of Business Process Management in 2012 by Gartner
This is a very in-depth report looking at trends and statistics, survey data and theoretical trends on BPM adoption and usage.
Global Business Process Management Report by Capgemini
This is an in-depth report for a study carried out by Capgemini. The study involved over 1,100 participants from CXOs, senior business managers, IT directors, managers and other decision makers.
BPM Project Management Templates
The templates provided are
- BPM Project Estimation Template
- BPM Solution Proposal Template
- BPM Minutes of Meeting
- Weekly BPM Project Status Reporting Template
- BPM Change Request Template
- BPM Workflow Production Launch Checklist Template
- Business Process Quick Reference Card Template
These are a great set of resources which can be adapted when carrying out a BPM initiative.
Presentations, Webinars and Podcasts
- Enabling BPM Through Technology by Sandy Kemsley
- The Role of Standards in BPM by Sandy Kemsley
- Business Process Management Standards by Michael zur Muehlen
- How Novices Model Business Processes by Jan Recker from the University of Queensland
- The acceleration of BPM in the cloud: Talking with Jeff Kaplan
- Process Excellence Network Podcasts
Tutorials & Courses
This site is designed to provide business managers and analysts with a range of free training material. They have a whole heap of video tutorials making it easy to digest.
This is our own tutorial on learning BPMN. It includes a taxonomy of symbols and a video explanation of a procurement process model example.
Associations / Organisations
Software (either free or with a free option)
Missed the other parts of our guide? Go back to What is Process Management?