Exam Study Materials

The BPM practitioners who wrote the questions for the Certified Business Process Management Professional examination, as also indicated on the Coverage Map, used a number of textbooks and the items below as information sources.

Certified BPMP Exam Study Guide

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  • Burlton, Roger; Business Process Management: Profiting From Process; SAMS, 2001.
  • Davenport, Thomas H.; Process Innovation: Reengineering Work Through Information Technology; Harvard Business School Press; 1992.
  • Franz and Kirchner; Value-Driven Business Process Management; McGraw-Hill; 2012.
  • George, Rowlands, Price, and Maxey; The Lean Six Sigma Pocket Toolbook; McGraw-Hill; 2005.
  • Harmon, Paul; Business Process Change: A Manager's Guide to Improving, Redesigning, and Automating Processes; Morgan Kaufmann Publishers; 2003.
  • Harmon, Paul; Business Process Change, 2nd Edition; Morgan Kaufmann Publishers; 2007.
  • Jeston and Nelis; Business Process Management: Practical Guidelines to Successful Implementations; Routledge, 2011.
  • Keyte and Locher; The Complete Lean Enterprise: Value Stream Mapping; Productivity Press; 2004.
  • Madison, Dan; Process Mapping, Process Improvement, and Process Management; PatonPress; 2005.
  • Pyzdek and Keller; The Six Sigma Handbook, Third Edition; McGraw-Hill; 2009.
  • Rummler and Brache; Improving Performance: How to Manage the White Space in the Organization Chart; Jossey-Bass; 1995.
  • Sharp and McDermott; Workflow Modeling: Tools for Process Improvement and Application Development 2nd Edition; Artech House, 2009.
  • Silver, Bruce; BPMN Method & Style, 2nd Edition; Cody-Cassidy Press; 2011.
  • Smith and Fingar; Business Process Management: The Third Wave; Meghan-Kiffer Press; 2003.
  • Spanyi, Andrew; Business Process Management is a Team Sport – Play It to Win!; Anclote Press, 2003.
  • Spanyi, Andrew; More for Less: The Power of Process Management; Meghan-Kiffer Press, 2005.


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BPMInstitute.org Resources

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