How do BPM stakeholder and BPM artifacts interact?
Research in the recent years has increased our understanding of how BPM stakeholders and BPM artifacts are related to one another. On the one hand, this relates to the question how BPM stakeholders can create BPM artifacts of good quality. Research in this area includes guidelines for process modeling, recommendation for process execution, factors of process model comprehension and characteristics of the process of process modeling, to name but a few. Much of this research has focused on process models in past. We are seeking papers to further extend this stream of research, but also encourgage how BPM stakeholders can ensure that any design activities in the BPM lifecycle achieve good results.
On the other hand, there has been increasing research on which characteristics, competences and skill of BPM stakeholder are required in order to make BPM work well. In this area, recent research has informed us about the interrelation of BPM and organizational culture, about skills and success factors, and about perspectives on BPM as a dynamic capability. We are seeking papers that contribute to this stream of research.
Both topic areas can be approached from different research perspectives. From a design and engineering angle, there is a need for concepts and techniques that further help stakeholders to obtain good results. From a perspective of organizational behaviour, there is a need for theories and causal relationships that sharpen our understanding of how and why BPM stakeholders take certain actions. Each of these perspectives calls for extensive justification. Papers should strive to provide convincing evidence and empirical validation.
We are looking forward to a fruitful and fertile discussion of these topics in submissions and at BPM 2014.
Jan & Hajo