StraightForward Resources

BPM Service Delivery

BPM Sites and Forums

BPM Guru - Linked In Group

BPM Education and Certifications

-ABPBM Association of Business Process Management Professionals (

-BPMI Business Process Management Institute


-Open Management Group OMG 


BPM Books

BPM The Third Wave - (Amazon)

BPM- A Practical Guide - (Amazon)

BPM Common Body Of Knowledge  - (Amazon)

Best BPM Blogs

Top 10 BPM Blogs  - (

We feel your pain!

If you are charged with getting your company's business processes out of the stone age, you probably have discovered fun things like:

  • The Process Mutation Rule- The number of 'actual' variations to the 'strandard' process will become equal to or greater than the number of people executing it.

  • Your management team doesn't understand the Process Mutation Rule, even though they themselves practice it faithfully every day.

In sympathy, we offer the links below. We like to keep this list uncluttered and limited to the essentials. (See our StraightForward Philosophy).  

We also want our list to be as vendor neutral and 'truthy' as possible. Try as we do, we still need this Disclaimer.

BPM Modeling Tools

Not a complete list, but a good place to start:

BizAgi (  - (Free)

Intalio Designer ( - (Free to trial)

Savvion Process Modeler ( - (Free to trial)

Signavio ( -   (Free to trial)

Tibco Business Studio (  - (Free to trial)

Metastorm Process Designer (  - (Free to trial)

Lombardi Blueprint  ( - (Free trial)

BPMS Platforms/Execution Engines

-Open Source

Bonitasoft (

Intalio (

-Commercial Lists

For a short list with some descriptive information, check out the BPM Vendor Guide at (

For a comprehensive list, check the Open Management Group (OMG) Vendor Directory at (