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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 6 years 5 weeks ago
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I agree with Dennis that Tom's assertion, "SOA is perceived..." is interesting because the perspective is outside of my experience. The way that I look at this stuff, Services Oriented Architecture...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 6 years 15 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 6 years 28 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 5 years 52 weeks ago
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Steve makes several good points. I'm going to try and add a bit by looking at the narrower variable that is scale (size of the business). In the Fortune 50 -world, there's a lot to be said for...read more
Authored by: Tom Dwyer |  Originally published on October 30 2009 | 4 total posts

BA Group: Do you have a business architecture team or center of excellence?

Many orgnizations now have business architecture teams or centers of excellence. How are you organized? Do you have a single team or multiple teams? If you have multiple teams, how do they collaborate? Is your team under the IT organization or under business (non-IT) ownership? Let us know...read more
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posted 5 years 37 weeks ago
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My division has business architects embedded in the business units. We colaborate with technical architects on an ongoing basis and it has simple become how we do business.read more
Authored by: William Ulrich |  Originally published on October 29 2009 | 1 total posts

BA Group: Defining Business Architecture

The following definition of business architecture is posted to the Business Architecture Institute.org (BAI) homepage, OMG Business Architecture Working Group homepage (http://bawg.omg.org) and even on Wikipedia (but don't hold that against it). "A blueprint of the enterprise that provides a...read more
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posted 5 years 25 weeks ago
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Going through the entire discussion, there is too much word smithing, metaphor usage which is simply confusing for any business executive. What is the definition of Business architecture in plain 30...read more
Authored by: William Ulrich |  Originally published on October 29 2009 | 56 total posts

BA Group: Challenges to adopting business architecture

What are the challenges facing adoption of a business architecture approach? How do you overcome resistance and how do you demonstrate the value to business leaders?read more
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posted 6 years 29 weeks ago
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Business Architecture is a new discipline without a track record and a strong voice (think Michael Porter or Grady Booch). Consequently, its reputation will be built on the successes of projects...read more
Authored by: Tom Dwyer |  Originally published on October 29 2009 | 1 total posts

BDM Group: What should be the relationship between business process management and business decision management?

Should business decisions be defined only in the context of business processes? Is there an approach to business decision management that results in business processes that run faster and produce higher quality outputs?read more
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posted 6 years 5 days ago
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As we know the business processes we automate can have different characteristics: User centric, system centric, case management, ad-hoc, and also rules based. Just like writing code, process maps...read more
Authored by: Tom Dwyer |  Originally published on October 29 2009 | 3 total posts

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