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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
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BA Group: What are 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

BPM Group: Any 'feel good stories' or disaster anecdotes on organizational change?

Nancy Williams is preparing a lecture for her 3rd year undergrad business students next week on organizational change. Any 'feel good stories' or disaster anecdotes you want to share? To share a story or anecdote with the group, simply respond to this thread. We'd love to hear them... good, bad...read more
Authored by:   |  Originally published on March 17 2010 | 0 total posts

BA Group: Any RESTafarians out there?

Hi, I'm new to the list and I'm looking to connect with folks who are exploring REST for its potential as a distributed system architecture. Our company has a patent pending Resource Oriented Framework that supports truly dynamic processes (run-time composition based on context) with activity-based...read more
Authored by: Dave Duggal |  Originally published on March 13 2010 | 0 total posts

BPM Group: 4 Simple Reasons Why Change Management Fails

So, what is the best way to introduce and manage process change? I’m not talking about the easiest way, I’m looking for the way that achieves the best results. If I had to guess, I’d point to 4 simple reasons. 1. Undisciplined Communication 2. Impatient Management (aka poor implementation...read more
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Ok, time to weigh in… which of the 4 do you see as the biggest culprit? Management and process owners out there, speak up now.read more
Authored by:   |  Originally published on March 10 2010 | 11 total posts

BPM Group: Is the Business Process Modeling Notation (BPMN) suitable for use by business people?

BPMN was originally designed to be used by both business and IT. Has that design goal been met? Is it too technical? Is the notation useful for business people but the current set of modeling tools that support it are too technical? Is a notation like EPC more oriented toward business people?...read more
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I found no problems for both business and IT accepting BPMN. My approach to BPMN is not teaching BPMN per se, but teaching how to use BPMN to solve business and IT problems. This includes: - basic...read more
Authored by: Tom Dwyer |  Originally published on March 4 2010 | 23 total posts

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 6 years 6 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 5 years 23 weeks ago
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I have not done it in a direct combination, but used a "in-between" step with Rummlers 9 Box model. Pretty much the same as Steves approach.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 5 years 52 weeks ago
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The role of the Performance Architect in an Enterprise Process Improvement initiative is to play the "bad cop," if you will, to ensure that the project delivers on the promise of the investments made...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 4 years 42 weeks ago
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This is a wide question! There are two Dimensions in the life. A global and generalization of needs and the specialization of needs. the Enterprise has need both dimensions: the Enterprise...read more
Authored by: Tom Dwyer |  Originally published on February 2 2010 | 7 total posts

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