Dr. Oscar Barros

Dr. Oscar BarrosDr. Oscar Barros (Ph.D.U.Wisconsin) is director of the Master in Business Engineering (MBE) at the University of Chile and is a businessman in the IT industry in Chile.He has written ten books with more than 100,000 copies sold. He has also published widely in international scientific and technical journals. Dr. Barros has also been active in consulting, having directed many large-scale projects on Operations Research Modeling, Information Systems Development and Business Process Innovation. He is currently working on the development of business architecture and process patterns and supporting software; results of this work can be seen at www.obarros.cl and blog.obarros.cl.


A Lightweight Approach for Designing Enterprise Architectures Using BPMN

A Lightweight Approach for Designing Enterprise Architectures Using BPMN In this Article, Oscar Barros, Ricardo Seguel and Alejandro Quezada present an integrated and lightweight design approach for Enterprise Architecture using a generic architecture and patterns expressed in BPMN. The approach facilitates the modeling between the four different levels involved in EA – process architecture, business […]

Application of Enterprise Architecture Patterns in Hospitals

Application of Enterprise Architecture Patterns in Hospitals In their second and final Article defining their approach to enterprise and process architecture, Oscar Barros and Cristian Julio present the application of the approach to hospital management. The application is part of a large project being conducted under the auspices of the Health Ministry in Chile. In […]

Enterprise and Process Architecture Patterns

Enterprise and Process Architecture Patterns Much has been written by professional practitioners and academics about efforts to align enterprise architecture with business strategy. In this comprehensive Article, the first of two, Oscar Barros and Cristian Julio propose a model for enterprise architecture derived from numerous practical business design projects, performed by graduate students at the […]

Integrating Modeling at Several Design Abstraction Levels in Architecture

Integrating Modeling at Several Design Abstraction Levels in Architecture Oscar Barros and Cristian Julio wrote this Article in response to Roger Burlton’s July Column in which he discussed his perspective on process modeling. They propose an alternative approach which they present here. Read their Article to see if you agree with their approach.

Business Process Architecture and Design

Business Process Architecture and Design Oscar Barros of the University of Chile presents a detailed methodology for Business Process Architecture that has been used with success in more than 100 projects.

Business Information System Design Based on Business Patterns and Frameworks

Business Information System Design Based on Business Patterns and Frameworks Software patterns have proven a very effective way to organize knowledge among software developers. In this paper, Dr. Oscar Barros of the University of Chile, describes how process patterns and frameworks can be used to encapsulate and communicate high level business process knowledge in IT […]