Title: Towards a unified perspective of Business Process Reengineering methodologies

Authors: Neda Abdolvand, Zahra Ferdowsi, Amir Albadvi

Addresses: Tarbiat Modares University, Tehran, Iran. ' Tarbiat Modares University, Tehran, Iran. ' Tarbiat Modares University, Tehran, Iran

Abstract: Business Process Reengineering (BPR) is an effective solution for improving, radically, the performance of organisations. Although a methodology in the BPR effort should be considered because of its risky and complicated nature. A comprehensive methodology has not been introduced. This research investigates almost 40 academic papers addresses a solution for BPR implementation. To form a comprehensive BPR methodology, BPR critical factors are extracted and then, aggregated into six structural elements. The result proposes a unified structure for BPR methodologies that increases the comprehensiveness and effectiveness. For more reliability, 23 solutions are investigated to explore their emphasis on each element.

Keywords: business process reengineering; BPR methodologies; process management; information technology; business plans; change management; organisational performance; literature review.

DOI: 10.1504/IJTTC.2007.014546

International Journal of Technology Transfer and Commercialisation, 2007 Vol.6 No.1, pp.100 - 111

Published online: 15 Jul 2007 *

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