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BPM Group: BPM Skills Self-Assessment Tool

I'd like to know if the tool described on your site is available. I have a team of process managers who have had little, if any, formal training. I'd like to create a baseline to determine the current knowledge level. I believe the name of the tool is the "BPM Skills Self-Assessment Tool" - more
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posted 1 year 11 weeks ago
Hi Linda - Here's a link to the BPM Self Assessment Tool you're looking for: We recently updated the tool, and have received a lot more
Authored by: Linda Harbach |  Originally published on September 25 2012 | 1 total posts

BPM Group: Process evaluation framework / template

Hi all, Our organization is gearing up to do a process evaluation initiative. As a foundation for putting together an evaluation tool, I thought a good place to start might be to see if there are there any recommended frameworks or templates for evaluating processes in a comprehensive manner more
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posted 3 years 4 weeks ago
Hello Derek, Would you clarify a couple things for me? By "evaluation tool" do you mean a process evauation approach? teaches these approaches in its training classes. Do you more
Authored by: Derek Hughson |  Originally published on May 1 2012 | 10 total posts

BA Group: Feedback on Business Architecture Body of Knowledge 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 more
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posted 2 years 26 weeks ago
How can i have a copy of this table of contents?read more
Authored by: Gregg Rock |  Originally published on March 8 2012 | 3 total posts

BA Group: Capability Model Examples

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 more
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posted 3 years 9 weeks ago
I dont know of any click and play models, and none that link capabilities to processes has a process decomposition for a number of industries has the old more
Authored by: Ralph Whittle |  Originally published on February 24 2012 | 8 total posts

BA Group: What is a “value stream stage” and what is its purpose?

This term is defined in the Business Architecture Glossary located at: 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, more
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posted 2 years 41 weeks ago
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 more
Authored by: Ralph Whittle |  Originally published on February 24 2012 | 2 total posts

BA Group: Business Architecture and Integration

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 more
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posted 3 years 1 week ago
Ralph, in the work that I am currently doing, I am trying to build a set of relationships into a "line of sight" along the path of business strategy<->IT strategy<->business more
Authored by: Ralph Whittle |  Originally published on February 24 2012 | 3 total posts

BA Group: Love is sweeter the second time around: Revisiting BUCs

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 more
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posted 2 years 16 weeks ago
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 more
Authored by: Andrew Guitarte, DBA, PMP, CBAP |  Originally published on November 7 2011 | 1 total posts

BA Group: Shared Vocabulary a foundation for business architecture

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 more
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posted 3 years 32 weeks ago
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 more
Authored by: William Ulrich |  Originally published on October 6 2011 | 1 total posts

BPM Group: How Should IT Embrace BPM?

What are the major challenges encountered when introducing the BPM discipline and approach to a company’s existing approach to using information technology to improve operations? For example, what issues do you face when planning to integrate the BPM approach to existing approaches more
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posted 2 years 40 weeks ago
IT must be fully engaged in any BPM initiative to be more
Authored by: Tom Dwyer |  Originally published on June 9 2011 | 2 total posts

BA Group: Business Architecture

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 more
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posted 2 years 24 weeks ago
Hello All, how do we make an impact in this role in my organisation.None of our competitors currently have a business architecture team.We need a clear line between architecture and more
Authored by: Ralph Whittle |  Originally published on June 3 2011 | 1 total posts

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