Has anyone read this paper yet? What are youur thoughts?
As a certified BPMN modeler, who is trying to learn the ropes of the BA world, I welcome the idea of having one modeling language that takes care of value streams and process modeling. I hope the OMG is listening and will consider Mr. Whittle...read more
I've recently purchased and used a BPMN 2.0 add-in to MS Visio 2010 Professional. I'm a BA and a process modeler and have found this combination very flexible to do what I it to do. You could try...read more
BAInstitute.org is highly supportive of the Body of Knowledge work currently underway by the Business Architecture Guild. Although the Business Architecture Body of Knowledge will be a work in progress in the short-term - we're interested in your feedback. Share your thoughts, suggestions or...read more
Is there a robust and detailed example or case study of a “capability model” with its supporting mapping to business processes available with the “point and click” of my mouse in the public domain? Perhaps some of these examples are available in books or in web sites requiring a paid subscription...read more
I dont know of any click and play models, and none that link capabilities to processes
http://www.apqc.org has a process decomposition for a number of industries
http://www.acord.org has the old IBM...read more
This term is defined in the Business Architecture Glossary located at: http://www.businessarchitectureguild.org/Resources/Documents/Appendix-A_...
It defines a value stream stage (found under “stage”) as “A distinct, identifiable phase or step within a value stream that has a unique name, entrance...read more
Interesting thinking, so the purpose of business is to create a customer, it does make sense on Value Stream as An end-to-end collection of activities that create a result for a customer, who may be...read more
One easy to understand definition of architecture was provided by Ivar Jocabson in his book 'The Object Advantage: Business Process Reengineering with Object Technology.' In its most simple terms, an architecture represents one element linked to other elements to form, collectively, a structure....read more
What's your favorite tool or technique to elicit busines requirements that creates deliverables that are valuable yet reusable? I have to admit, I fell in love (again) with Business Use Case (BUC) models when I transitioned from Business Analyst to Business Architect. Some of you may remember...read more
Well, Fly me to the moon!! Currently, my business colleagues understand and value system use cases/models. They haven't been provided with sufficient delineation between System and Business Use Cases...read more
In Diana Krohn's new article, Terminology Wars: Coming to Terms with our Terms (see link below), she discusses the importance of terminology and vocabulary. If I were state what I believe to be the most important principle of business, it is that of a common vocabulary. This concept applies to...read more
Good points, and Diana has given a good overview of the excellent Business Architecture work at United Airlines at some recent symposia. We see the lexicon issues as one driver for knowing up front...read more
I see a lot of discussion around Business Architecture (BA) initiatives these days. We all hear about various BA artifacts such as models of functions, processes, value streams, capabilities, organizations, and etc. and how important they are to the BA. My current BrainStorm article at http://www...read more
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The topic name is meant to be controversial and elicit discussion; the proposal here is not to completely get rid of Capability Maps but rather to assess the merits of the Org Map as a better means to drill down to actionable Business Architecture. Over the last couple years, I've seen multiple...read more
We should use both capability maps and organisational charts. The first is functional, the second is about the real people organization. Business (and EA) architects should align them for optimal...read more