BPM is the art and science of managing business processes effectively
Managing and improving processes has been around since the early days of intelligent thinking. The process of continuous improvement may have begun some 500 centuries ago, when the Cro-Magnon man lived in caves, using and improving his primitive tools to make his life easy. The same concept would have been adopted by the early traders when the concepts of money and customers may have been first introduced as early as 3000 BC. The industrial revolution of the 18th century and early 19th century was clearly the pinnacle of use of industrial technology to achieve great strides in process improvements.