5549 Business Process Management and Organizational Practice
Bastian Wurm, MSc.
Contact details
Weekly hours
Language of instruction
02/02/22 to 03/01/22
Registration via LPIS
Notes to the course
Day Date Time Room
Thursday 03/10/22 09:30 AM - 12:30 PM TC.5.28
Thursday 03/17/22 09:30 AM - 12:30 PM TC.5.28
Tuesday 03/22/22 09:30 AM - 12:30 PM TC.3.21
Thursday 03/24/22 09:30 AM - 12:30 PM EA.5.044
Tuesday 03/29/22 09:30 AM - 12:30 PM TC.4.17
Thursday 03/31/22 09:30 AM - 12:30 PM TC.4.14
Monday 04/04/22 09:30 AM - 12:30 PM D2.0.334 Teacher Training Lab
Thursday 04/21/22 09:30 AM - 12:30 PM TC.4.04


The course Business Process Management and Organizational Practice explores Business Process Management (BPM) through an organizational-studies lens. Emphasizing the duality of stability and change in organizational work, the course covers the factors, mechanisms, and interventions that affect how processes behave over time. The course covers five primary topics:

• Introduction to Business Process Management

• Process- and practice-based research

• Organizational routines

• Intra-organizational dynamics and endogenous change

• The role of agency and intention in the execution of organizational work

Learning outcomes

After successful completion of this course, students will:

  • Know the basics of Business Process Management and Organizational Routines, understand their differences and commonalities
  • Understand how and why processes change over time, even in unpredictable ways
  • Be a reflective process expert
Attendance requirements

at least 80% attendance

Teaching/learning method(s)

  • The course involves interactive lectures with exercises to integrate theoretical knowledge with practical design and analytical skills 
  • The Learn platform will be used throughout the course to disseminate course materials and aid discussions with and among students 

Exam (50%), project work (40%), assignment (5%), participation in class (5%)

Last edited: 2021-11-25