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BA Group: A generic business architecture

A business architecture is the blueprint of an Enterprise. A generic business architecture is the blueprint of any Enterprise. An architecture consists of components and relationships. For an Enterprise, that means functions (or capabilities) and flows (or processes, streams, chains...) The...read more
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posted 3 years 22 weeks ago
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All – First, I am glad to see all of you engaged in this discussion because it demonstrate relative maturing of the industry. It seems, however, that many of the posts are working under the...read more
Authored by: Adrian Grigoriu |  Originally published on November 4 2010 | 27 total posts

BPM Group: What makes a good simulation?

I have done many types of simulations from process flows with time, cost, personnel using Current state situations and then creating different To Be situations, based on different parameters and redesign principles. I have done paper- based case studies and I have used different applications to do...read more
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posted 3 years 25 weeks ago
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I use a case study with a office transactions workflow and then I took and translated that into a current state simulation. Then we look at different scenarios for the future state - one based on...read more
Authored by: Shelley Sweet |  Originally published on October 23 2010 | 8 total posts

BPM Group: Governance - Subject-based or Services-based?

We are an employee benefits advisor/broker who performs benefits administration outsourcing services for our clients? Recently, we were asked by a client to provide more structure and governance, which will be work-in-progress over time. During our next meeting, we will respond. The question:...read more
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posted 3 years 14 weeks ago
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I agree with my predecessor. In your case there are 2 organizations subject to governance: Your customers’ and your own as the Managed Services provider. Both require a plan to govern the...read more
Authored by: Perry Miller |  Originally published on August 30 2010 | 3 total posts

BPM Group: Business logic - part of 'process', part of 'task', or 'it depends'?

Hi all I am a developer of business/accounting software. I write with medium-sized companies in mind, but the software should be usable by smaller and larger companies as well. I have started a complete rewrite, to be released as Open Source when ready. Among other design criteria, I have decided...read more
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posted 3 years 37 weeks ago
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The BPMS I am accustom to, there is a business process layer, and then an implementation or service layer. It sounds like you are trying to combine the two, when ideally they really should be...read more
Authored by: Frank Millman |  Originally published on August 5 2010 | 19 total posts

SOA Group: Is it more efficient to develop web services in all SOA projects in the same way?

When developing any kind of software, how its developed boils down to certain factors like changing requirements and project scope. However, from one SOA project to another, these factors seem to be more or less the same regardless of whether BPM is involved or not. If that is the case, would it...read more
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posted 3 years 39 weeks ago
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What seems to be interesting is that many of the respondents share similar experiences relating to their SOA projects, and the development of web services - suggesting that web service development is...read more
Authored by: vj madhal |  Originally published on July 22 2010 | 1 total posts

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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posted 3 years 41 weeks ago
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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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posted 3 years 41 weeks ago
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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 3 years 42 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 3 years 45 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 3 years 45 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

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