Por outro lado, a Associacao de Profissionais de Gerenciamento de Processos de Negocio (ABPMP, 2009) tem realizado varios trabalhos na area de gestao de processos e desenvolveu o Guia para o Gerenciamento de Processos de Negocio CBOK (ABPMP, 2009), composto das melhores praticas nessa area do conhecimento.
Para a ABPMP (2009), esse ciclo engloba as atividades de Planejamento, Analise, Desenho e Modelagem, Implementacao, Monitoramento e Refinamento.
O BPM pode ser definido como uma abordagem disciplinada para identificar, desenhar, executar, documentar, mensurar, monitorar e controlar processos automatizados ou nao, a fim de alcancar resultados alvo alinhados de forma consistente com os objetivos estrategicos da organizacao (ABPMP, 2009).
Portanto, um processo de negocio pode ser definido como um trabalho ponta a ponta o qual entrega valor aos clientes (ABPMP, 2009).
Among them are the Association of Business Process Management Professionals (ABPMP), Association for Information and Image Management (AIIM), BP Group, BPM Chile, BPM Council, BPTrends Associates, IBM, and SAI Global.
The ABPMP, in particular, has been active in developing and publishing a BPM Common Body of Knowledge.
The ABPMP is a vendor independent and non-profit organization with their main office in Chicago, Illinois.
Specifically, the ABPMP is led by BPM professionals, and their proposed Common Body of Knowledge is geared towards practitioners.
After a comparison of the lifecycle of BPM models, the model suggested by the ABPMP is used for the purposes of further research as a supporting one, since it contains the main lifecycle phases, maintains the optimal structure size and has been developed by practitioners in the BPM field.
The lifecycle model as produced by the Association of ABPMP (2009) contains the following main business process management lifecycle phases:
The model developed by the Association of Business Process Management Professionals (ABPMP, 2009), which contains six main BPM phases (planning, analysis, design, modelling, measure and control and transformation) has been chosen as a supporting BPM lifecycle model.
Comparison of BPM lifecycle models (source: designed by the authors on the basis of Scheithauer et al., 2008; Smith et al., 2003; zurMuehlen et al., 2005; Netjes et al., 2006; ABPMP, 2009) Phase Name\Author Smith Netjes zur ABPMP and et al.