Business Process Modelling (BPM) is methodology and a modern term which has evolved through different periods and names, beginning during the ‘division of labour’ of the late 1700s, when production first moved into factories. More explanation is in the historical growth below.
Broadly the term ‘business’ in Business Process Model/Modelling/modeling is interchangeable with ‘organisation’. Business Process Modelling is not only completed in traditional businesses; the methodology is increasingly applicable to a wide range of other organisations, for example government agencies and departments, charities, mutuals and cooperatives, etc.
‘Business Process Management’ is an illustration of a meaning that is different and associated.