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The BPM Billboard

What’s the BPM Billboard and why should you use it for your organization?

The BPM Billboard is a tool to plan and scope your BPM initiatives. It is a one-page representation of the most important aspects for you to consider. The Billboard is essential to better plan, communicate and coordinate your BPM initiative. Its structure assures your BPM initiative (1) is aligned with your strategy, (2) considers the relevant organizational context, (3) is focused on developing capabilities inside your organization, and (4) defines specific and feasible projects to get there.


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How to use the BPM Billboard

Use the BPM Billboard to outline your BPM strategy. Refer to the instructions and hints. Capture relevant objectives and define constraints by writing them down on the Billboard. Plan your measures step-by-step and communicate results. Update the Billboard continuously to improve your BPM initiative. You can further develop the Billboard of your initiative in the Signavio Transformation Suite. In this way, you facilitate planning and implementation of your BPM initiative.


Use the BPM Billboard to outline your BPM strategy. Capture relevant objectives and define constraints by writing them down on the Billboard. Plan your measures step-by-step and communicate results. Update the Billboard continuously to improve your BPM initiative.

You can access a template of the BPM Billboard free of charge via the link below.

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The BPM Billboard builds on the experience of leading voices in Business Process Management. It is grounded in research and proven in practice.

Prof. Dr. Jan vom Brocke

Prof. Dr. Michael Rosemann

Prof. Dr. Jan Mendling

Jan vom Brocke is the Hilti Endowed Chair of Business Process Management and Director of the Institute of Information Systems. Jan has conducted over 300 studies, published in renowned outlets including MIT Sloan Management ReviewManagement Science, MIS Quarterly (MISQ), Journal of Management Information Systems (JMIS), Journal of Information Technology (JIT), European Journal of Information Systems (EJIS), and Information Systems Journal (ISJ). He has authored and edited over 30 books, including the International Handbook on Business Process ManagementBPM – Driving Innovation in a Digital World, Green BPM: Toward the Sustainable Enterprise, and BPM Cases. Digital Transformation - Strategy, Processes and Execution. Jan is a globally recognized thought leader, recipient of over 20 international awards and he has been named Fellow of the Association for Information Systems. He is an invited speaker and trusted advisor on BPM serving many organizations around the world. See Jan`s website for more information.

Michael Rosemann  is the Executive Director, Corporate Engagement, and Professor in Information Systems at the Queensland University of Technology and the Honorary Consul for the Federal Republic of Germany in South Queensland. Michael has published more than 250 refereed papers, including publications in renowned outlets, includ- ing MIS Quarterly (MISQ), European Journal of Informa- tion Systems (EJIS) and Information Systems. His books are available in five languages and he has conducted invited keynotes at international, academic and professional BPM conferences. Michael provides regular advice to executives on revenue resilience, innovation systems  and  process design. See Michael`s website for more information.

Jan Mendling is a Full Professor with the Institute for Information Business at Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien (WU Vienna), Austria. His research areas include Business Process Management, Conceptual Modelling and Enterprise Systems. He has published more than 300 research papers and articles, among others in ACM Transactions on Software Engineering and Methodology, IEEE Transactions on Software EngineeringInformation SystemsData & Knowledge Engineering, and Decision Support Systems. He has authored and edited over 15 books, including the textbooks Fundamentals of Business Process Management and Wirtschaftsinformatik (in German). Jan is an invited speaker and trusted advisor on BPM serving many organizations around the world. See Jan`s website for more information.


Get in touch with us to discuss your own Business Process Management approach.

We offer services to help you apply the billboard in your organization:

Free Call

Book a free call to get to know each other: We will have an open conversation about your case and the possibilities to apply the billboard.

360° Assessment

Book a 360° assessment workshop: Guided by the billboard, we will systematically analyze your individual case and will identify directives for the way forward.

Strategy & Execution

Book a strategy & execution workshop: Together, we develop a compelling strategy to drive your Business Process Management forward, and we define tangible projects to get there.

Project Support

Book your project support: We are happy to assist you along the way as a mentor and coach. We take our time to discuss your challenges and next steps and serve as sparing partner and buddy to maximize your success.

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The BPM Billboard has been presented at conferences and it is widely reflected in the media. Below, you can access some recent recordings.

Jan vom Brocke: Planning and Scoping BPM Projects and Programs with the BPM Billboard, Virtual Lecture Series on Business Process Management, University of Würzburg, Nov. 2020

Jan Mendling: Prozessmanagement strategisch ausrichten mithilfe des BPM Billboards, 18. Prozessmanagement Summit, Wien, Gesellschaft für Prozessmanagement, Nov. 2020

Strategic Business Process Management
Webinar, Mar 30, 2021, 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM (CEST)
Slides are available here

(English) (German)

BPM Expert Panel
May 4, 2021,


The BPM Billboard brings together decades of research in the field of Business Process Management. Some of the most important sources are listed in the below.


Get in touch with the BPM Billboard team to discuss your own Business Process Management Case.

We are happy to set up a free call to get to know each other and to learn about your projects.