As part of BPM / SOA based solution for a customer we are evaluating solutions for scanning the documents. Kofax or Ephesoft solution is typically used. Customer wants to know is there any open source solution in this space? Customer is considering Alfresco for document management needs which will...read more
We are currently using a version of WebLogic BPM (10gr3). When WebLogic was purchased by Oracle, their bpm directions are leading to an unsupported product without a good migration path.
We are evaluating other BPM solutions, but are very concerned about our "in-flight" processes. With several...read more
I did a migration between 2 BPM products before, many years ago, in a very similar situation as you described. The target software at that time was Fujitsu I-BPM, which happened have sets of...read more
Has anyone read this paper yet? What are youur thoughts?
As a certified BPMN modeler, who is trying to learn the ropes of the BA world, I welcome the idea of having one modeling language that takes care of value streams and process modeling. I hope the OMG is listening and will consider Mr. Whittle...read more
I've recently purchased and used a BPMN 2.0 add-in to MS Visio 2010 Professional. I'm a BA and a process modeler and have found this combination very flexible to do what I it to do. You could try...read more
Our organization is gearing up to do a process evaluation initiative. As a foundation for putting together an evaluation tool, I thought a good place to start might be to see if there are there any recommended frameworks or templates for evaluating processes in a comprehensive manner among...read more
Would you clarify a couple things for me? By "evaluation tool" do you mean a process evauation approach? BPMInstitute.org teaches these approaches in its training classes. Do you mean...read more
BAInstitute.org is highly supportive of the Body of Knowledge work currently underway by the Business Architecture Guild. Although the Business Architecture Body of Knowledge will be a work in progress in the short-term - we're interested in your feedback. Share your thoughts, suggestions or...read more
Is there a robust and detailed example or case study of a “capability model” with its supporting mapping to business processes available with the “point and click” of my mouse in the public domain? Perhaps some of these examples are available in books or in web sites requiring a paid subscription...read more
I dont know of any click and play models, and none that link capabilities to processes
http://www.apqc.org has a process decomposition for a number of industries
http://www.acord.org has the old IBM...read more
This term is defined in the Business Architecture Glossary located at: http://www.businessarchitectureguild.org/Resources/Documents/Appendix-A_...
It defines a value stream stage (found under “stage”) as “A distinct, identifiable phase or step within a value stream that has a unique name, entrance...read more
Interesting thinking, so the purpose of business is to create a customer, it does make sense on Value Stream as An end-to-end collection of activities that create a result for a customer, who may be...read more
One easy to understand definition of architecture was provided by Ivar Jocabson in his book 'The Object Advantage: Business Process Reengineering with Object Technology.' In its most simple terms, an architecture represents one element linked to other elements to form, collectively, a structure....read more
What's your favorite tool or technique to elicit busines requirements that creates deliverables that are valuable yet reusable? I have to admit, I fell in love (again) with Business Use Case (BUC) models when I transitioned from Business Analyst to Business Architect. Some of you may remember...read more
Well, Fly me to the moon!! Currently, my business colleagues understand and value system use cases/models. They haven't been provided with sufficient delineation between System and Business Use Cases...read more