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
In Diana Krohn's new article, Terminology Wars: Coming to Terms with our Terms (see link below), she discusses the importance of terminology and vocabulary. If I were state what I believe to be the most important principle of business, it is that of a common vocabulary. This concept applies to...read more
Good points, and Diana has given a good overview of the excellent Business Architecture work at United Airlines at some recent symposia. We see the lexicon issues as one driver for knowing up front...read more
What are the major challenges encountered when introducing the BPM discipline and approach to a company’s existing approach to using information technology to improve operations? For example, what issues do you face when planning to integrate the BPM approach to existing approaches for...read more
I see a lot of discussion around Business Architecture (BA) initiatives these days. We all hear about various BA artifacts such as models of functions, processes, value streams, capabilities, organizations, and etc. and how important they are to the BA. My current BrainStorm article at http://www...read more
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Cox said there were now online toolkits hackers could buy on the internet for them to break into bank accounts. But he also sought to allay concerns that Republicans only will cut indiscriminately....read more
The topic name is meant to be controversial and elicit discussion; the proposal here is not to completely get rid of Capability Maps but rather to assess the merits of the Org Map as a better means to drill down to actionable Business Architecture. Over the last couple years, I've seen multiple...read more
We should use both capability maps and organisational charts. The first is functional, the second is about the real people organization. Business (and EA) architects should align them for optimal...read more
If your organization has a Center-of-Excellence installed that is managing multiple Process Automation applications across different business processes, but all on top of one BPMS (like a Pega, Lombardi or Appian), are the development resources for applications part of your IT organization or your...read more
Hi, I believe it comes back to the business maturity of the IT area and the technical maturity of the what I would call the operations area. If the IT structure includes a high business skllset...read more
What makes it so hard for some companies to move to a process orientation? I offer some food for thought in an article http://www.bpminstitute.org/articles/article/article/why-process-sounds-....
But what have you found? And how do you deal with it?read more
This really is a good question--unfortunately, I don't think there's a magic bullet, or else this would be a lot easier to promote. In my experience, I have tons of support from the folks in the...read more
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Customers are increasingly demanding higher...read more
If you haven't registered already, don't miss your opportunity to Meet The Author Online. William Ulrich, President, TSG, Inc., and Author of Business Architecture: The Art and Practice of Business Transformation will talk about his new book and answer questions that you have.