Besides official publications there are of course less ‘official’ and less scientific writings about the subject. I was curious what I would find so I started a search on the world wide web…
The number 1 result is of course www.processmining.org, home of the well-known tools ProM and ProM Import developed at the TU/e. This website also explains the basics of process mining. A better introduction to the subject for ‘newbies’ might be the Wikipedia article on Process Mining.
Personally, I would put the LinkedIn group on Process Mining third. This group contains discussions on the subject and links to interesting (blog) posts are added. Another community around process mining is formed by the ProM-user and ProM-developer mailing lists. The ProM forum is not much used but has my personal preference above the (‘old fashioned’) mailing lists.
Business people excited about the possibilities of process mining should visit the following websites of companies that support process mining (in no particular order or claim of completeness):
- Futura Process Intelligence The first company specifically aimed at process mining, based in Eindhoven. Especially the ’14 day challenge’ should appeal.
- Fluxicon Possibly the second company specifically aimed at process mining Also based in Eindhoven (must have a reason…). This ‘new kid on the block’ is one to keep your eye on, curious to see where they are say 2 years from now.
- Surprisingly, the next company is also based in Eindhoven. MagnaView visualizes data and now also supports several process mining visualizations.
- Process mining as a business has crossed the waters to Norway. Businesscape provides the ‘Enterprise Visualization Suite’ incorporating several process mining techniques.
- Process mining is also incorporated in tools such as ARIS from IDS Scheer, BPM|One from Pallas Athena and Fujitsu’s ESI (although they call it Automated Process Discovery but its the same… (they disagree! but that’s not true…))
- And of course I forgot many other great companies… (let me know in the comments!)
Next, blog posts. There are many of them ‘out there’, some of them even talk about process mining. A (very) small selection is provided below, no selection is made on quality or actuality.
- Business Process Mining A dedicated process mining blog! (another one :P);
- Column 2, a more BPM related blog but nonetheless interesting;
- A Forrester blog post on process mining;
- An InfoSys blog post about process mining;
- There are also two Dutch blog posts from Atos Origin and managementsite.nl.
- And of course the Fluxicon blog (I think they’re busy, the haven’t posted in a while, that’s a good sign).
Recently, I discovered that research on the subject of process mining is also spreading to Italy and its already spread to Germany, America and Australia.
Well, I hoped I provided at least a few pointers for further reading.
Edit 28-01-’10: corrected some small typing mistakes
Edit 30-07-’10: Entered the correct link to the IEEE TFPM *oops*
This article was first published on Blog of Joos Buijs: Process Mining: A quick overview of web resources on the subject.