BPM and SOA: SOA and the Cloud

BPM and SOA: SOA and the Cloud Not wishing to be left out of the seemingly omnipresent discussions of the Cloud, Mike Rosen devotes this month’s Column to a discussion of the relationship between SOA and the Cloud. Since the Cloud is about making IT resources available as services and SOA is about creating solutions […]

BPM and SOA: Business Processes from an Enterprise Perspective

BPM and SOA: Business Processes from an Enterprise Perspective In his past few Columns, Mike Rosen has discussed business capabilities, outcomes, and collaborative processes. This month, he demonstrates how all of these different elements fit together from the enterprise perspective. To do so, he uses a diagram in which BPM is represented as an octagon […]

BPM and SOA: Data Information and SOA

BPM and SOA: Data Information and SOA In his words, Mike Rosen has “a nit to pick” with a common Enterprise Architecture categorization of the enterprise into business, data, application and technology. That nit concerns differentiating data and information, a distinction Mike asserts is key to avoiding impediments to successful implementation and operation of SOA. […]

BPM and SOA—Business Processes Start with Capabilities

BPM and SOA—Business Processes Start with Capabilities In his Column this month, Mike Rosen takes up the topic of business capability which he defines as what an enterprise does, not how it does it. Capability models are relevant to the business, and they provide the all-important link between the business and IT architectures. Read Mike’s […]

BPM and SOA: Moving Beyond Processes to Outcomes

BPM and SOA: Moving Beyond Processes to Outcomes To achieve the benefits processes can provide, Mike Rosen asserts that BPM must be built on top of an agile, flexible layer of business services. In his Column this month, Mike presents a technique to ensure that your BPM initiative is aligned and supported by your enterprise […]

BPM and SOA: Collaborative Knowledge Processes

BPM and SOA: Collaborative Knowledge Processes Mike Rosen identifies a variety of factors inherent in knowledge processes that do not lend themselves to traditional BPMS solutions. How to accommodate the unpredictable and interactive nature of knowledge workers is the challenge the next generation of BPM must deal with. Read Mike’s Column for his insightful perceptions […]

BPM and SOA: Avoiding Common Failure Modes with BPM and SOA Projects

BPM and SOA: Avoiding Common Failure Modes with BPM and SOA Projects Although the idea of BPM and SOA working together has been around for several years, there still seems to be a limited understanding of what that concept means from an implementation perspective. This month, Mike Rosen reviews the key concepts of BPM and […]

BPM and SOA: Designing Service Oriented Solutions, Part II-The Design Process

BPM and SOA: Designing Service Oriented Solutions, Part II-The Design Process In Part I of this series which we published in May, Mike looked at the relationship of business processes to business services in terms of functional decomposition. This month, he examines the ways in which those concepts fit into the overall design process. Mike […]

BPM and SOA: Designing Service Oriented Solutions, Part I–The Business Model

BPM and SOA: Designing Service Oriented Solutions, Part I–The Business Model Although Business and IT alignment is a consistent goal of both groups, often the business goals and strategy are not well-understood or articulated In the first installment of a two-part series describing the role of Business Architecture in designing service oriented solutions, Mike Rosen […]

BPM and SOA: Collaborative Business Applications: Part II – Extended Business Processes

BPM and SOA: Collaborative Business Applications: Part II – Extended Business Processes In his Column this month, Mike Rosen continues his discussion of the potential of new collaboration capabilities which, he argues, can enhance and extend business processes – particularly the management, monitoring, reporting and optimization of your business. Read his Column for examples of […]