When companies resort to the business reengineering process during their crisis times or when those companies require significant changes to be made to their business operations and status of affairs, they can approach this task, selecting different BPR methodologies and approaches. Consequently, the implementation of different business process redesign methodologies can produce and resolve in different results and consequences and take different periods of time to accomplish the process. Moreover, all of these business process redesign methodologies have their own advantages and shortcomings. Thus, let us take a closer look on at least one of the BPR approaches and the elements it may include.
A business process redesign project may include the following components and stages: establishing BPR project boundaries, creating values, vision and goals, modeling the business process redesign and tools for it, evaluating an introduced concept and depicting its benefits, planning out implementation solutions, carrying out the business process redesign and, finally, transitioning to a continuous process improvement. This is only an example of a possible approach and methodology of the business process redesign. Definitely, it has its certain advantages and shortcomings, which are worth of attention and taking into account.
Although, this method of developing and implementing the business process redesign is strong enough, it still represents some significant challenges and shortcomings, such as, a lack of a preliminary learning process. The creation of companies' values, goals and vision precede the process of discovering target consumers' needs, preferences and expectations. Therefore, it is hard to expect that those goals, values and vision will correspond well with consumers' preferences. In this way the company seems not to have a solid foundation for its values, goals and vision to be based upon. Therefore, some correction has to be introduced to this business process redesign methodology. A team of professionals, which works on the company's business process redesign, has to provide the answers to such questions as 'What is a company vision based upon?' or 'Will it meet the needs of the particular company's segment of consumers?', etc. Only then the team can move on to creating the BPR vision and values. This was the major problem with this kind of business process redesign approach and methodology. However, the final stage of this BPR method holds the strength of it to produce the desired results and to greatly benefit companies, which undergo it. It is a transition to a continuous process improvement, since the best way of implementing breakthrough solutions and improvements and measuring up their productiveness is done in the process management environment.
Those were only a few insights on the extensive subject of methodology and approach to the business process redesign and several clues on the advantages and shortcomings of it.