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BPM Group: Choreography vs. Orchestration

Is there a standard definition of Choreography & Orchestration? I have found some definitions online, but they don’t seem consistent... anyone using a common definition that I can leverage with my team.read more
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Orchestration is a term used to describe the traditional notion of managed or directed execution, where activities are carried out, with branching and synchronization of different threads....read more
Authored by: Mohammed Al-Marimi |  Originally published on July 6 2010 | 15 total posts

BPM Group: Buisness Process Modeling Cost

Hi, Often the time and effort which is spent in doing PROPER business process modeling is ignored, underestimated and not budgeted by the project team. It is only when it comes to model processes, that people realize it may have a non-negligeable cost. I'm trying to see if some of you have some...read more
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The above discussions have focused on modeling the HAPPY DAY scenario i.e. the model in which everything goes the way you want it to go 100% of the time. But bad things happen during a process. If...read more
Authored by: Azzedine Toufir |  Originally published on June 23 2010 | 5 total posts

BPM Group: Killer Customer Question

Here's a question that was proposed by Phil McKinney, VP of Innovation Labs at Hewlett Packard. It probably is one of his killer questions. "What is that customers do not like about buying your product?" As a BPM consultant, , I know customers don't like that the process improvement "takes so...read more
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posted 5 years 4 weeks ago
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sorry for the second post - my computer had a hiccup and posted the same message twice and it won't let me delete the second messageread more
Authored by: Shelley Sweet |  Originally published on June 10 2010 | 3 total posts

BA Group: Can transformation happen without BA and OCM?

I've seen many business transformation efforts over the years; some more successful than others. The more successful transformation efforts were those that considered the people, processes, and technology involved in the change - not just the people as is often the case in "organizational" change...read more
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posted 5 years 6 weeks ago
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As I read this thread, I find myself not in disagreement, and yet wanting to see the list of critical ingredients required for transformation more complete. The first additional, critical...read more
Authored by: Geoffrey Balmes |  Originally published on June 10 2010 | 6 total posts

BA Group: BA and the Open Group/OMG BASIG knowledge bases

In the "BA Strategy and Value" discussion elsewhere in the Business Architecture forum, this topic has arisen repeatedly. Reference has been made in one instance, as follows: "There is a vast body of knowledge that reaches across many of the white papers, OMG postings, and training material that...read more
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posted 5 years 7 weeks ago
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There are several subgroups of the Business Architecture Special Interest Group (BASIG) at the OMG, working on different parts of the agenda William Ulrich laid out in an earlier post. I am working...read more
Authored by: Frank Millar |  Originally published on June 7 2010 | 1 total posts

OP Group: Executive Sponsorship - How do you get it and what do they do?

Executive Sponsorship is so important, but organizations do it many different ways. What I find is that choosing the right sponsor, and being clear on what they do is critical. So how does your organization find sponsors at the process level and for the organization? And what critical value do...read more
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posted 5 years 6 weeks ago
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I have found with my clients that there are three important things for sponsors to do: 1. Set the improvement targets for each of their BPM initiatives or projects 2. Select a strong project lead...read more
Authored by: Shelley Sweet |  Originally published on June 4 2010 | 2 total posts

BA Group: Who owns the Business Capability Map?

I recently attended the Forrester IT Forum 2010 in Las Vegas, NV and I asked one of the senior Forrester analyst (who spoke about using Capability Maps to bridge the business-I.T. divide) a question that's been bugging me for some time. To sum it up, a (business) capability map is sort of your "...read more
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posted 5 years 8 weeks ago
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JD Tell us where you think business architecture should be situated and the remaining answers to your questions about capability maps, process models, etc. will all become quite clear.read more
Authored by: Andrew Guitarte, DBA, PMP, CBAP |  Originally published on June 2 2010 | 12 total posts

SOA Group: Is SOA acting as an enabler for your Business Intelligence efforts?

BI requires the gathering of, providing access to, and analyzing of data in order to help users make better business decisions. The Data Services Layer created to solve the “integration” problem using Service Oriented Integration has an important secondary usage; it also lays the...read more
Authored by: Sumeet Vij |  Originally published on May 25 2010 | 0 total posts

SOA Group: What type of Services do you have predominantly in your SOA Portfolio, are they more Data Access Services or Composite Services?

A Pragmatic approach to rolling out SOA is to provide Business Value early. A Data Services Layer provides a Unified, Standards based access to different data sources. I don't believe that SOA is an all or nothing approach as evidenced in this blog http://apsblog.burtongroup.com/2008/12/soa-vs-...read more
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posted 4 years 23 weeks ago
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I agree with the sentiment in the blog post - using services to implement integration is not SOA as such, but Service Oriented Integration. Having said that, I think you are right to suggest that...read more
Authored by: Sumeet Vij |  Originally published on May 25 2010 | 1 total posts

BA Group: Using a Business Architecture with Stakeholders

A question that may have many answers: What parts of a transformational Business Architecture would you show to the following people and why: The sponsoring business executive; A business analyst who is working with you; An executive of a business unit that will benefit from the transformation...read more
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posted 5 years 8 weeks ago
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For each type of audience (stakeholder), we will have to take into cognizance the scope, view and the level of abstraction of the Business Architecture. Scope will not change with audience as it...read more
Authored by: Jim Rhyne |  Originally published on May 14 2010 | 1 total posts

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