Business Process Management and Workflow

Business Process Management (BPM) is increasingly appearing in technical articles and executive seminars, but most of the developers I talk to misinterpret BPM to be MBA jargon for workflow management (WFM). Thats not surprising since workflows handle tasks in a single application, and for the majority of organizations that is sufficient. However, BPM is a much larger concept and addresses things like enterprise orchestration rather than document approval states. Here is an excellent article describing the differences in more detail.