Discusses business management concepts, principles, and practices and the technology that enables these practicesProvides an overview of a business process management systemReviews data integration, messaging-based integration, component-based integration, and workflow technologiesHighlights BPMS standardsIllustrates types of business process management systems, including data-centric, application-centric, and process-centric integration products Explores BPM implementation methodology Business Process Management Systems: Strategy and Implementation discusses business management practices and the technology that enables them. It analyzes the history of process management practices and proposes that BPM practices are a synthesis of BPR (radical change) and TQM (continuous change) practices. Both business and IT professionals receive an integrated view of how various management practices merge into BPM.This volume describes the many technologies that converge to form a Business Process Management System (BPMS), illustrating BPMS standards and service-oriented architecture (SOA).About the AuthorJames Chang is the founder and president of Ivy Consultants, Inc. He has extensive experience implementing Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP)-enabled business solutions and process-centric integration solutions for Fortune 500 companies. Mr. Chang has written several articles on BPM and EAI. He graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Science degree in operations research and industrial engineering from Cornell University.