BEFORE WE PLUNGE INTO the details of business process management, it will be useful to begin with a description of what Successful Business Process Management is, why I wrote it, who it is written for, and how it is structured, because for this book to be helpful, it has to be a discussion. You need to bring your own opinions and experiences, together with an understanding of your business and company culture. In order to make processes and procedures work for your company, you need to tailor them to fit, because there is no magic bullet and no one-size-fits-all approach.

There are tools and methods that are applicable in many cases, but you’ll need to use your own judgment: You can drive a nail with the end of a screwdriver, ...

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