Disruption, if understood as an antonym to continuous development, is an inherent feature of any business activity. Companies, products and projects raise and fall, same as humans and every living being. BPM industry arises as an attempt to understand and, to some extent, control and improve principally chaotic business processes.

In this sense, BPM industry fundamentally inherits disruptions on all its levels, which are inherent to any organization or company due to chaotic competitive environment and basic laws of probability. Well established BPM practices help to minimize disruptions and make business more predictable and continuous.

Many BPM practices are developed to diminish a space for disruptions and leverage their consequences. For instance, Model Based Testing allows to find all possible outcomes for any given business process and avoid disruptions in all scenarios. Same goals pursue stress tests of BPM models and similar simulation techniques.


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