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Best practices in business process redesign: use and impact

S. Limam Mansar (College of Business Sciences, Zayed University, Dubai, UAE)
H.A. Reijers (Department of Technology Management, Eindhoven University of Technology, Eindhoven, The Netherlands)

Business Process Management Journal

ISSN: 1463-7154

Article publication date: 24 April 2007




This paper seeks to provide business process redesign (BPR) practitioners and academics with insight into the most popular heuristics to derive improved process designs.


An online survey was carried out in the years 2003‐2004 among a wide range of experienced BPR practitioners in the UK and The Netherlands.


The survey indicates that this “top ten” of best practices is indeed extensively used in practice. Moreover, indications for their business impact have been collected and classified.

Research limitations/implications

The authors' estimations of best practices effectiveness differed from feedback obtained from respondents, possibly caused by the design of the survey instrument. This is food for further research.

Practical implications

The presented framework can be used by practitioners to keep the various aspects of a redesign in perspective. The presented list of BPR best practices is directly applicable to derive new process designs.


This paper addresses the subject of process redesign, rather than the more popular subject of process reengineering. As such, it fills in part an existing gap in knowledge.



Limam Mansar, S. and Reijers, H.A. (2007), "Best practices in business process redesign: use and impact", Business Process Management Journal, Vol. 13 No. 2, pp. 193-213.



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