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Business Process Management A Rigorous Approach by Martyn A. Ould

Business Process Management A Rigorous Approach


Business Process Management A Rigorous Approach by Martyn A. Ould

Businesses must constantly adapt to remain competitive and cannot be held back by static IT systems. Riva is a pioneering method for business process management used to design, model, analyse and record. The methods described in the book work on a business level, but are IT-orientated and willl be invaluable to those who want to improve or design business processes or organisational structures to identify IT solutions, especially those involving BPM systems, workflow or document management.


Martyn Ould has re-invented process modelling for the real world. Throw away pre-conceived ideas of wall-to-wall reengineering charts, workflow diagrams and arcane application logic. The author shows us that processes are participatory, concurrent and mobile. Their underlying formalism is interactive role-based computation. With the advent of Business Process Management Systems (BPMS) this important book is essential practice for those modelling processes using languages such as BPML and BPEL. -- Howard Smith * Co-chair of the Business Process Management Initiative ( and Chief Technology Officer, Computer Sciences Corporation European Group *

About the Author

Martyn Ould has more than 30 years of software development and business process management experience, working for leading software houses and management consultancies Deloitte, Praxis and Logica. He teaches at Oxford and Bristol universities and pioneered the development of the Riva method for business process management.

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Publication date

1st January 2005


Martyn A. Ould

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British Computer Society an imprint of BCS Learning & Development Limited


360 pages


Management & management techniques
Business mathematics & systems



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