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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 4 years 6 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 4 years 5 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 4 years 7 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, PMP, CBAP, PMI-ACP |  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 3 years 22 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 4 years 7 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

BA Group: Business Architecture Strategy and Value Proposition

Michael Porter defines value proposition in his article on the Six Principles of Strategic Positioning: A company's strategy must enable it to deliver a value proposition, or set of benefits, different from those that competitors offer. Strategy, then, is neither a quest for the universally best...read more
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posted 4 years 7 weeks ago
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JD / Bambimnoti It has never been a secret that the OMG produces metamodel based exchange standards for vendors and does not produce methodologies. The BASIG, however, is not a standards producing...read more
Authored by: Andrew Guitarte, PMP, CBAP, PMI-ACP |  Originally published on May 5 2010 | 77 total posts

BPM Group: BPM Certification

In your opinion what is the most professionally recognized BPM certification?read more
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posted 4 years 11 weeks ago
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I also fully agree with your views on BPM. It is much ,kore than technology and IT tools, if fact to me this is only a pretty small part of it, In the very first row, to me it ia a Management...read more
Authored by: Manuel Munoz Jr |  Originally published on May 1 2010 | 9 total posts

BDM Group: Best Practices for Requirements Gathering

The April issue of the BDM Bulletin addresses Best Practices for Requirements Gathering. Larry Goldberg and Barbara von Halle from Knowledge Partners, Inc. offer up a six step process. Share your tips. What methodologies or best practices do you currently use? Read the article here: http://www....read more
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posted 3 years 36 weeks ago
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couple of thoughts... adding business value to the requirement description itself improves the quality of requirement and allows the business to prioritize the requirement much more effectively...read more
Authored by:   |  Originally published on April 26 2010 | 2 total posts

SOA Group: Is SOA a Strategic solution to improving Visibility and Efficiency in the Supply Chain?

Attaining superior efficiency, high visibility and customer satisfaction across the entire supply/demand chain is essential for all organizations in today’s competitive markets. The strategic promise of SOA and BPM is to replace the current supply chain software foundation over time with a...read more
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posted 14 weeks 6 days ago
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It varies from company to company. People talk about SOA and they mosly mean a technical view of SOA. There is also the business view which comes out of a Business Architecture Framework and that...read more
Authored by: Tom Dwyer |  Originally published on March 30 2010 | 1 total posts

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