Check out this great commentary on ebizq.net on the orgins of the name BPM. Its a great look at how the term come to be and why this term is so important in the changing economic climate. The problem with finding the origins of BPM, is that there isn't a clear origin. The jury is out on just who first coined the term and the article mention draws from reader's ideas on the origins. Its a fascinating look at the world of BPM and we encourage you to check it out.
And how do you think the term BPM came to be?