I agree with that Harald, but how would that work for smaller companies and organizations that have a specific need that isn't organization-wide and budget only allows for a finite amount of...read more
EPC is widely used in Business Process Modelling tools of German vendors like SAP and ARIS.
BPMN is more and more adopted by the bigger BPM tools like Tibco, Oracle, Cordys and recently by SAP. Will BPMN standard completely wipe-out EPC, or will there always be applications for EPC left, that...read more
Most important difference between EPC and BPMN is the "motivation". EPC was created to model and analysis of business processes. BPMN was created to model, analysis and __deploy__ processes. So, if...read more
What are the origins, influences and overlaps of Business Architecture field and profession? I can see a lot of commonalities and relevance with Information Technology-Architecture, Building Architecture, Engineering generally,Organizational theory, Systems thinking, Knowledge Management, Decision...read more
@konstantis This is a great topic, or 3! As far as origins go, I don't think people talked much about business architecture until the IT world expanded from accounting, and needed to understand the...read more
BPM's Nemesis : Clunky Data Integration
Back in the '90's, I jumped right in there with all the other consultants and IT operatives when Business Process Reengineering came along. Since I had been heavily involved in computer graphics before that, I even wrote a crude business process designer so...read more
"There is good news on the business architecture front. The level of discourse has elevated dramatically around how to effectively represent the business architecture. At the forefront of this discussion are two essential focal points: the business capability and the value stream." This is an...read more
Adrian You said - "I believe that the capability-value streams topic is of interest to all in the business architecture arena." - No one has argued this point. Using this site to setup straw...read more
I recently attended BrainStorm NYC and noticed that there did not seem to be any representation from Appian at the conference. I'm interested in finding other companies in the Tri-State area that are using Appian as a tool for BPM implementation.read more
The company (IntelliDyne) I currently work for has a focus on Appian based BPM projects where it is used as a tool for BPM implementation. Currently we have several projects that we are involved in....read more
A business architecture is the blueprint of an Enterprise. A generic business architecture is the blueprint of any Enterprise. An architecture consists of components and relationships.
For an Enterprise, that means functions (or capabilities) and flows (or processes, streams, chains...) The...read more
All – First, I am glad to see all of you engaged in this discussion because it demonstrate relative maturing of the industry. It seems, however, that many of the posts are working under the...read more
I have done many types of simulations from process flows with time, cost, personnel using Current state situations and then creating different To Be situations, based on different parameters and redesign principles.
I have done paper- based case studies and I have used different applications to do...read more
I use a case study with a office transactions workflow and then I took and translated that into a current state simulation. Then we look at different scenarios for the future state - one based on...read more
We are an employee benefits advisor/broker who performs benefits administration outsourcing services for our clients? Recently, we were asked by a client to provide more structure and governance, which will be work-in-progress over time. During our next meeting, we will respond. The question:...read more
I am a developer of business/accounting software. I write with medium-sized companies in mind, but the software should be usable by smaller and larger companies as well.
I have started a complete rewrite, to be released as Open Source when ready. Among other design criteria, I have decided...read more
The BPMS I am accustom to, there is a business process layer, and then an implementation or service layer. It sounds like you are trying to combine the two, when ideally they really should be...read more