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
The process as you have defined it seems muddled. Do you validate the customer number as soon as it is entered? Sending an order at this point, for approval by a manager seems pointless because the...read more
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
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
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
I agree with "downesc" that a better musical metaphor for the process concepts that you want to capture is the comparison between playing an orchestral (particularly classical) piece vs. playing jazz...read more
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
William, JD, Andrew William hit the nail on its head: "there is never a crystal clear view of the business. " And that is precisely the problem with all structural business and IT issues, and the...read more
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