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BPM Group: Funding BPM Initiatives

Is there one approach for proposing and funding process improvement projects that achieves better results than the others? Often the cause of failed or delayed funding attempts is management ignorance of the current state and therefore no sense of urgency, management impatience for miracle cures,...read more
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posted 4 years 36 weeks ago
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Recently I have found challenges because higher priorities in the organization have come up related to the financial crisis. But even in the best of times, funding for BPM is tough. I agree with your...read more
Authored by: Tom Dwyer |  Originally published on March 3 2010 | 2 total posts

OP Group: Using BPM and Balanced Scorecard to Manage the Alignment of Enterprise Process Improvement Investments to Business Strategy

Improving enterprise processes should be done in the context of an organization’s business strategy. Demonstrating the strategic contribution these improvements make to the business can be done quantitatively by combining the BPM discipline with the Balanced Scorecard methodology. Has...read more
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posted 4 years 26 weeks ago
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I have had quite a bit experience combining the BPM and BSC disciplines. It is far too easy to take on every BPM effort presented as opposed to ensuring processes truly support the direction the...read more
Authored by: Tom Dwyer |  Originally published on February 12 2010 | 8 total posts

OP Group: What role should the Performance Architect play in an Enterprise Process Improvement project?

What should be the working relationship among the process owner, business architect, enterprise architect, performance architect and business process analyst? Has anyone used a performance architect either as an outside consultant or as a salaried employee? Is the performance architect role part of...read more
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posted 4 years 40 weeks ago
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I want to build on what Tricia said. I think the Performance Architect needs to know about load and stress testing for the system, but equally important is to be able to help process owners and...read more
Authored by: Tom Dwyer |  Originally published on February 12 2010 | 3 total posts

SOA Group: Enterprise Solutions versus Applications

Business applications are the root cause of today's siloed nature of enterprise IT. The use of SOA for building enterprise applications preserves all the drawbacks of today's application-centric culture. What is needed is to use SOA for building enterprise solutions. Has anyone used SOA to build...read more
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posted 3 years 25 weeks ago
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I think there is no "Enterprise Solutions vs. Application" because the classical enterprise solutions are build of applications - specially of historically grown applications. For me, building a "...read more
Authored by: Tom Dwyer |  Originally published on February 2 2010 | 7 total posts

SOA Group: How Business Architecture Helps SOA

SOA is perceived as a best-practices approach for building software systems and hence does not involve the business in its design. In this scenario the burden falls on IT to demonstrate the value on SOA and how it aligns to business strategy. The only way to achieve this alignment is through a...read more
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posted 4 years 32 weeks ago
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I was referring to the creation of a business services architecture for the entire company and not to a domain-specific software system. Many IT people report that after the business and IT discuss...read more
Authored by: Tom Dwyer |  Originally published on February 2 2010 | 5 total posts

BPM Group: Managing Change

Improving processes yields changes not only to the process but to people's jobs and to the organization's structure. It causes disruptions to existing methods. Is there a best practice for introducing change? Are there pitfalls to avoid? What are the most difficult challenges to overcome? Who...read more
Authored by: Tom Dwyer |  Originally published on January 22 2010 | 0 total posts

BA Group: What's Up With Business Architecture Vendors?

The Jan. 2010 bulletin has an upcoming article that I wrote titled "What's up with the business architecture tool vendors?" In this article, I have outlined the current state of BA tooling and what steps vendors should take this year in order to provide more useful tooling to the business...read more
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posted 4 years 41 weeks ago
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There are, however, best practices that vendors can draw from. Most tools have too many artifacts for the business architect, due to their enterprise architecture roots. However, using the work done...read more
Authored by: William Ulrich |  Originally published on January 6 2010 | 2 total posts

BA Group: Capability Model

Use of the Capability Model in Business Architectureread more
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posted 5 years 2 weeks ago
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I am starting this thread as a follow up to Greg Suddreth's presentation on Capbability model at Brainstorm New York. I really enjoyed this presentation and would like to learn more about it. I...read more
Authored by: Bonnie Yau |  Originally published on November 12 2009 | 4 total posts

BDM Group: Have you worked on Business Rules/Business Decision Projects using Agile?

A recent message on one of the linkedin group discussion led to a healthy discussion about the use of Agile in Business Rule projects. Our own experience is that the Decision Model approach to business rules leads to opportunities for Agile development. It allows modeling just ahead of development...read more
Authored by: Larry Goldberg |  Originally published on November 2 2009 | 0 total posts

BPM Group: Establishing a BPM Center of Excellence

Are there two basic models for establishing a COE - one focused on ensuring that the business policy toward process improvement is followed, and one focused on ensuring that the process discipline and technology is consistently used and deployed? Does a company eventually need both? Where should...read more
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posted 4 years 25 weeks ago
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The success of an organization's BPM Program lies in its ability to manage all components of the program. The BPM Center of Excellence (COE) is the heart of the program and handles the management...read more
Authored by: Tom Dwyer |  Originally published on October 30 2009 | 4 total posts

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