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Business process reengineering Business process reengineering (BPR) is, in computer science and management , an approach aiming at improvements by means of elevating efficiency and effectiveness of the business process that exist within and across organizations. The key to BPR is for organizations to look at their business processes from a "clean slate" perspective and determine how they can best construct these processes to improve how they conduct business. Business Process Reengineering Cycle. Business process reengineering is also known as BPR, Business Process Redesign, Business Transformation, or Business Process Change Management. Overview Business process reengineering (BPR) began as a private sector technique to help organizations fundamentally rethink how they do their work in order to dramatically improve customer service , cut operational costs , and become world-class competitors . A key stimulus for reengineering has been the continuing development and deployment of sophisticated information systems and networks . Leading organizations are becoming bolder in using this technology to support innovative business processes, rather than refining current ways of doing work. [1] Reengineering guidance and relationship of Mission and Work Processes to Information Technology. Business process reengineering is one approach for redesigning the way work is done to better support the organization's mission and reduce costs . Reengineering starts with a high-level assessment of the organization's mission, strategic goals, and customer needs . Basic questions are asked, such as "Does our mission need to be redefined? Are our strategic goals aligned with our mission? Who are our customers?" An organization may find that it is operating on questionable assumptions, particularly in terms of the wants and needs of its customers. Only after the organization rethinks what it should be doing, does it go on to decide how best to do it. [1] Within the framework of this basic assessment of mission and goals, reengineering focuses on the organization's business processes--the steps and procedures that govern how resources are used to create products and services that meet the needs of particular customers or markets . As a structured ordering of work steps across time and place, a business process can be decomposed into specific activities, measured, modeled, and improved. It can also be completely redesigned or eliminated altogether. Reengineering identifies, analyzes, and redesigns an organization's core business processes with the aim of achieving dramatic improvements in critical performance measures, such as cost, quality, service, and speed. [1] Reengineering recognizes that an organization's business processes are usually fragmented into subprocesses and tasks that are carried out by several specialized functional areas within the organization. Often, no one is responsible for the overall performance of the entire process. Reengineering maintains that optimizing the
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This note was uploaded on 03/26/2012 for the course IS535 IS535 taught by Professor Professor during the Spring '09 term at Keller Graduate School of Management.

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