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

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
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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
Authored by: Ralph Whittle |  Originally published on February 24 2012 | 1 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 structure....read more
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posted 1 year 47 weeks ago
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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 architecture...read 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 remember...read more
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posted 1 year 10 weeks ago
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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
Authored by: Andrew Guitarte, PMP, CBAP, PMI-ACP |  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 to...read more
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posted 2 years 26 weeks ago
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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
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 for...read more
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IT must be fully engaged in any BPM initiative to be succesful.read 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 http://www...read more
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posted 1 year 18 weeks ago
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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 analysis.read more
Authored by: Ralph Whittle |  Originally published on June 3 2011 | 1 total posts

BA Group: Reminder: Business Architecture Group Meeting - Friday 6/10/11 @ 10AM PT - Register to Join Us

There is still time to register for our upcoming Business Architecture Group Meeting on Friday 6/10/11 @ 10AM PT. If you haven't already click here to register: http://www.bpminstitute.org/institutesurveys/ba-virtual-group-meeting.html . Practitioner Panel: Business Architecture Trends &...read more
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Cox said there were now online toolkits hackers could buy on the internet for them to break into bank accounts. But he also sought to allay concerns that Republicans only will cut indiscriminately....read more
Authored by: Carla Roddy |  Originally published on June 2 2011 | 1 total posts

BA Group: Toss the Capability Map and Focus on Organizational Relationships

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
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posted 2 years 47 weeks ago
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J. Bryan -- The organization view is one leg of the business architecture stool along with capability map, value streams and information assets. It is often overlooked so it is useful to bring up...read more
Authored by: Joseph Lail |  Originally published on May 23 2011 | 10 total posts

BPM Group: Goverance, Operating Model and a CoE - Business or IT?

If your organization has a Center-of-Excellence installed that is managing multiple Process Automation applications across different business processes, but all on top of one BPMS (like a Pega, Lombardi or Appian), are the development resources for applications part of your IT organization or your...read more
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Hi, I believe it comes back to the business maturity of the IT area and the technical maturity of the what I would call the operations area. If the IT structure includes a high business skllset...read more
Authored by: Thaxton Mauzy |  Originally published on May 23 2011 | 3 total posts

BPM Group: Is Process Stupid?

What makes it so hard for some companies to move to a process orientation? I offer some food for thought in an article http://www.bpminstitute.org/articles/article/article/why-process-sounds-.... But what have you found? And how do you deal with it?read more
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posted 2 years 46 weeks ago
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What makes it so hard to go from process improvement projects to an organizational approach? What conditions encourage this movement? i have found that enterprise systems implementations can...read more
Authored by: Shelley Sweet |  Originally published on May 16 2011 | 8 total posts

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