As Sandy Kemsley posted, we spent most of yesterday working with a team from BPTrends, IIBA and Queensland University of Technology (QUT), planning a new Process Knowledge Initiative. The team came together to realize the vision outlined in Dr. Wasana Bandara’s research paper on Professionalizing Business Process Management. (PDF)
Dr. Bandara’s paper, co-authored by Paul Harmon of BPTrends and Dr. Michael Rosemann of QUT, calls for the creation of a comprehensive, extensible, open source, community-driven Business Process Management Body of Knowledge (BoK).
The newly forming Process Knowledge Initiative will steward the creation of such a body of knowledge, which will be created by and for business process management professionals, academics and industry technology and service providers.
As this is a community driven and directed project, we have issued a call for action seeking business process community members who are interested in contributing to, or supporting, the BoK creation effort. If this sounds interesting, please fill out the call to action form.
Why was I included in a room of BPM experts? The team has contracted with Elemental Links for program start-up support. As I promised Sandy, I won’t “meddle” in the Process Knowledge content. That’s best left to experts. Like you. Get involved.
[Disclosure: The Process Knowledge Initiative is a client of Elemental Links.]