Our recent publication concerns the BPRIM (Business Process-Risk Integrated Method) framework, which is an enterprise engineering methodology designed to support the integrated management of business processes and risks.
Processes and risks in organizations
Enterprise engineering deals with the design of processes which aim to improve the structure and efficiency of business organizations. It develops approaches based on modeling techniques, particularly on business process modeling, to ensure the quality and the global consistency of enterprise strategies and expectations.
Business process management (BPM) is both a management discipline and a set of technologies that support management by processes. Designing, automating, controlling and improving business processes in order to increase the ability of the organization to achieve a global high level of performance is the target of BPM. In the context of BPM, a business process is a symbolic resource, designed to coordinate value creation by organizations.
However, the value creation is threatened whenever the process is exposed to unexpected events, the occurrence of which could even lead to business activity interruption. Manager rely on enterprise risk management approaches in order to face this challenge.
It is therefore obvious that business process magement and enterprise risk management are complementary approaches to increase organisational maturity.
The BPRIM framework covers exactly the interplay between these disciplines and provides a methodological approach in order to perform an integrated management of business processes and enterprise risks.
The article “BPRIM: an integrated framework for business process management and risk management” is published in the Journal of Computers in Industry 117 (2020) 103199 .
Highlights of the integrated management of processes and risks
- We design a new method for risk-aware business process management.
- We propose a coupling of risk and business process management life cycles.
- We defined a unified meta-model and a modelling language for risk-aware business process management.
- We develop a risk-aware business process management tool named AdoBPRIM to support the BPRIM method.
- We evaluate both, the BPRIM method and the AdoBPRIM tool in a real case study in the health care domain.