Letter from the Executive Editor

  • May 2024

    Dear BPTrends Members,

    Business Process Trends was established in 2003 to provide readers with a trusted source of information about all aspect of business process change. At the same time that BPTrends began to publish Business Process Management (BPM) become popular and BPTrends emerged as the site of record for all things BPM.  Over the years since, we have welcomed writers on all aspects of process change, from Six Sigma and Business Analysis to ERP, process modeling tools, and notations and methodologies of all kinds.  We have tried to provide a neutral platform where all could post their views on the issues vital to business process change.

    BPTrends has maintained an archive of the articles posted as a resource for those interested in searching for information on processes, and, at this point, we have hundreds of articles in our archive, written by those who have been critically involved in making the BPM what it is today.  In addition, BPTrends has published surveys of the process scene that have tried to provide an objective source of all aspects of BPM and the results of those surveys remain on our site.

    Changes at BPTrends Website

    BPTrends was originally founded by Celia Wolf and Paul Harmon.  We were joined by Roger Burlton when we decided to expand our focus and offer training in business process techniques and a methodology for those learning to function as process analysts in government or business organizations.

    In 2022, Celia Wolf died. The management of BPTrends shifted to Roger Burlton, who has become our new publisher and senior business partner, and to Paul Harmon, who has remained the editor of the website.  

    We have decided to discontinue the monthly publication of BPTrends, but to maintain the site as a continuing depository for the articles that have already been published and which remain available on the site.  Unfortunately, during the transition, we lost the URL BPTrends.com, and have been forced to transition to BPTrends.info.  We apologize to all those who have had trouble finding us.

    We currently plan to update the website on a quarterly basis, beginning in the second quarter of 2024, with a few selected articles to reflect current developments in business process management.

    If readers wish to submit an article for consideration, please send it to the executive editor, Paul Harmon, at npharmon@gmail.com

    BPTrends Training

    BPTrends will also continue to offer training in Business Process Management through two distributors, Process Renewal Group (PRG) that services North America and Europe, and ES Consulting that service the Middle East.  In spite of changes in the market, we believe that our established approach, which focuses on a comprehensive way of looking at process change, and on the development of basic and advanced skills needed to effect change.  

    We will also continue to offer certification for those who complete our training program.

    If you are interested in the possibility of courses in other areas of the world, please contact Roger Burlton at mail@bptrends.info

    Thanks for Your Continued Support

    We thank all those who have contributed to BPTrends over the years.  Hopefully our many readers and members will still find the site useful and find it still contributes, in some small way to the improvement of business process change at organizations throughout the world.


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