Marcello La Rosa shares best practices of building Business Process Architecture

This is a second post from a series about building the Business Process Architecture. Did you miss the interview with Roger Burlton? Listen here!

Listen to the interview with Professor Marcello La Rosa where he shares some of the best practices of building the process architecture that were covered in his very popular book and MOOC course.



“organizations start from the misconception that they operate in a totally unique way different than any other organization”

“build the process architecture incrementally starting from the high level picture”

“a process architecture should never be built from scratch”

“strike the right balance between the number of processes and the scope of each individual process”

“if the scope of the process is too small, any improvement on this process would have limited impact”

“BPM is not about a single project”

“we should understand the role that people and organizational culture play for BPM success”

Resources mentioned in this episode

“Fundamentals of Business Process Management” – first comprehensive textbook for BPM
“Fundamentals of BPM” MOOC
QUT BPM Discipline
QUT Information Systems School
Professor Marcello La Rosa website

About Marcello La Rosa

Professor Marcello La Rosa is the academic director for corporate programs and partnerships at the Information Systems school of the Queensland University of Technology (QUT) in Brisbane, Australia. His research interests span different BPM areas, including process consolidation, mining and automation, in which he published over 80 papers.

He leads the Apromore initiative ( – a strategic collaboration between various universities for the development of an advanced process model repository, and coordinates QUT’s professional training program on BPM (

Marcello has taught BPM to practitioners and students in Australia for over ten years. Based on this experience, he co-authored “Fundamentals of Business Process Management” – the first, comprehensive textbook on BPM, which has influenced the curriculum of over 100 universities in the world. Recently, using this book he co-developed a MOOC on BPM, which attracted over 7,000 participants.

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Make sure to check also predictions about BPM skills in 2016 by Marcello La Rosa

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