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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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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 35 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 5 years 34 weeks ago
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This is a repost (retweet for tweeters out there) which touches on our value proposition discussion. Here's my response to an article by a Forrester analyst on "How Would You Sell Business...read more
Authored by: Andrew Guitarte, DBA, PMP, CBAP |  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 5 years 38 weeks ago
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A few of the above comments said that there is no body of knowledge for BPM. That’s not true. The ABPMP (Association of Business Process Management Professionals) has developed and published...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 5 years 12 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 1 year 43 weeks 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

BA Group: How should BA vendors support the domains, visualization and IT mapping?

We recently posted a white paper which promotes a common understanding of business architecture. The white paper is called "Defining Requirements for a Business Architecture Standard" and can be downloaded by using this link - http://brainstorm.leveragesoftware.com/group_file.aspx?FileID=884ae5b82f...read more
Authored by:   |  Originally published on March 18 2010 | 0 total posts

BA Group: What are your thoughts on how to align BA and IT architecture?

We recently posted a white paper which promotes a common understanding of business architecture. The white paper is called "Defining Requirements for a Business Architecture Standard" and can be downloaded by using this link - http://brainstorm.leveragesoftware.com/group_file.aspx?FileID=884ae5b82f...read more
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posted 5 years 39 weeks ago
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Frank, In response to both posts, your premise in your posting is that "...there are implications above that Business Architecture is somehow an alternative to Enterprise Architecture". There is...read more
Authored by:   |  Originally published on March 18 2010 | 13 total posts

BA Group: How do we store the information? Would a metamodel support a way to connect and align?

We recently posted a white paper which promotes a common understanding of business architecture. The white paper is called "Defining Requirements for a Business Architecture Standard" and can be downloaded by using this link - http://brainstorm.leveragesoftware.com/group_file.aspx?FileID=884ae5b82f...read more
Authored by:   |  Originally published on March 18 2010 | 0 total posts

BA Group: What are the ways to visualize the domains of the business that fall inside BA?

We recently posted a white paper which promotes a common understanding of business architecture. The white paper is called "Defining Requirements for a Business Architecture Standard" and can be downloaded by using this link - http://brainstorm.leveragesoftware.com/group_file.aspx?FileID=884ae5b82f...read more
Authored by:   |  Originally published on March 18 2010 | 0 total posts

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