Archives for January 2003

Aligning Enterprise Architecture and IT Investments with Corporate Goals

Aligning Enterprise Architecture and IT Investments with Corporate Goals Richard Buchanan An OMG White Paper that describes how the OMG’s Model Driven Architecture (MDA)can be combined with META Group’s Enterprise Architecture Planning Process to help companies align goals, processes and IT resources.

Book Review: Business Process Change – Francis

Book Review: Business Process Change – Francis A review of Paul Harmon’s new book, Business Process Change, by Joe Francis, Senior Director, IT Business Process Management at Hewlett-Packard.

Postcard from Europe: Six Sigma and the Implications for Business Process Improvement

Postcard from Europe: Six Sigma and the Implications for Business Process Improvement Mark McGregor Our European correspondent, Mark McGregor, gives his impression of some Six Sigma developments in Europe.

Process Mining: Discovery, Conformance and Enhancement of Business Process by Wil van der Aalst

Process Mining: Discovery, Conformance and Enhancement of Business Process by Wil van der Aalst

Technical Brief: Systems Dynamics: Too Little Appreciation of Little

Technical Brief: Systems Dynamics: Too Little Appreciation of Little Max Hughes, an experienced systems dynamics consultant explains why every manager should know how to apply Little’s Law to process modeling problems.

Technical Brief: An Air Travel Security Planning Map

Technical Brief: An Air Travel Security Planning Map Carol Panza explains how organizational mapping can help managers understand all of the processes involved in a given strategy. In this case she shows how she worked with airline managers to figure out which processes might be affected by new security requirements.

Developing an Enterprise Architecture

Developing an Enterprise Architecture This White Paper discusses the growing use of an enterprise architecture in the management of organizations. It puts a special emphasis on how a business process architecture fits with other possible IT architectures.

Business Process Architectures

Business Process Architectures A brief discussion of the growing importance of a division or corporate business process architecture.

A Technical Comparison of XPDL, BPML and BPEL4WS

A Technical Comparison of XPDL, BPML and BPEL4WS This White Paper looks at the technical features of three XML languages – XPDL, BPML and BPEL4WS – that can be used to describe business processes.

Nestle USA Installs SAP

Nestle USA Installs SAP Nestle USA installed SAP at all its US subsidiaries in the late-Nineties to standardize its business processes.

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