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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 4 years 6 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 4 years 16 weeks ago
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Colin The business architecture does represent the entire ecosystem. I built a business architecture for a 5-company ecosystem where the companies were partners, suppliers and even competitors to...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 4 years 50 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 4 years 21 weeks 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

SOA Group: Is cloud computing ready for enterprise adoption?

What are the risks associated with adopting cloud computing as a method for providing IT solutions?read more
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posted 4 years 32 weeks ago
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The key risk which is seen in the cloud is the securityread more
Authored by: Tom Dwyer |  Originally published on October 29 2009 | 2 total posts

SOA Group: What should be the relationship among SOA, Web 2.0 and Cloud Computing?

Will Cloud Computing extend the reach of SOA and enable it to be implemented at lower cost? Is Web 2.0 an alternative or is it complementary?read more
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posted 4 years 33 weeks ago
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YES! A service based approach will definitely enable cloud computing to be implemented at a lower cost.. I see web 2.0 as a complementary one!read more
Authored by: Tom Dwyer |  Originally published on October 29 2009 | 2 total posts

SOA Group: Challenges in managing an enterprise SOA

Managing and providing information on how services interact can become complex. Managing services metadata among value chain partners requires a strong SOA Governance program.read more
Authored by: Tom Dwyer |  Originally published on October 29 2009 | 0 total posts

SOA Group: Business-driven SOA (also known as the Tops-down approach to SOA)

How do you define an SOA from the business perspective? Can you define a tops-down SOA without defining an enterprise business process model and architecture? In addition to a bottoms-up and a tops-down, is there a middle-out approach to defining SOA?read more
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posted 4 years 3 weeks ago
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Tom, The title of your post caught my eye. About six years ago I started using the term "business-driven SOA" in presentations. I asked someone in my company if it might be worthwhile to trademark...read more
Authored by: Tom Dwyer |  Originally published on October 29 2009 | 3 total posts

SOA Group: Is SOA dead? NOT!

Are enterprises no longer investing in SOA initiatives? Have all their IT infrastructure issues been resolved If not, are they solving them with alternatives other than SOA?read more
Authored by: Tom Dwyer |  Originally published on October 29 2009 | 0 total posts

BPM Group: What should be the relationship between Business Process Improvement and Business Architecture?

What is the working relationship among the process owner, business architect, enterprise architect, business process analyst and process design engineer?read more
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posted 4 years 34 weeks ago
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My perspective is based on 20 years of experience in IT building business applications and more recently 3 years of teaching BPM to business analysts and business architects. When you are trying to...read more
Authored by: Tom Dwyer |  Originally published on October 29 2009 | 9 total posts

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