Mike RosenMike Rosen is Chief Scientist at Wilton Consulting Group and a Founding Member of the Business Architecture Guild. Mr. Rosen is also an Adjunct Research Advisor for Business and Enterprise Architecture for IDCs CIO Advisory Practice. He has more than 30 years of technical leadership experience architecting, designing, and developing software applications and products. Currently, he provides expert consulting services in the areas of Enterprise Architecture, Business Architecture and SOA. Previously, Mr. Rosen was CTO at AZORA Technologies and M2VP, Inc., and Chief Enterprise Architect at IONA Technologies, PLC, and Genesis Development Corporation. Mr. Rosen was also a product architect, technical leader, and developer for commercial middleware products from BEA and Digital. His involvement in product development includes Web services, Java, CORBA, COM, messaging, transaction processing, DCE, networking, and operating systems.

Digital Transformation: Turning Data into Value

Having lots of data is not the key to value; rather it is what you do with it that counts. So, what is the key to turning data into value? In his Column this month, Mike Rosen offers five steps to accomplish that goal.

Digital Transformation: Platform Business Model of the Digital Economy

Mike Rosen begins his Column by looking at one of the prominent digital business models, then examines this model through the lens of digital transformation foundations, and finally looks at the architectural implications of that model.

Digital Transformation: Right Here, Right Now!

In his debut Column on Digital Transformation, Mike Rosen writes that although ‘”Digital Transformation’ has been hyped up to the max,” the hype does not mean that it isn’t real. In fact, he contends that it is very real, and evolving rapidly, and that organizations that don’t have it on their radar may be in peril in the not-too-distant future.

Business Architecture: Critical Thinking in Business Architecture

In his Column this month, Mike Rosen draws a parallel between critical thinking skills and the tasks of the business architect. He presents the skills required for critical thinking, examines them in the context of business architecture, and ends by defining the characteristics of a critical thinking architect.

Business Archicture: Abstraction in Business Architecture

Abstraction is a concept key to modeling. In his Column this month, Mike Rosen provides an introduction to the principles of abstraction and relates them to business architecture.

Understanding Why and How Well

In my last Column, I described the use of the Business Context Model for bridging from Value Streams to Processes. In this Column, I’m going to talk about another of my favorite models for working with the business, and IT, the Business Motivation Model. Business Motivation Model Explained The Business Motivation Model (BMM), published by […]

Business Architecture: Use Context Diagrams to Bridge from Processes to Services

Business Architecture: Use Context Diagrams to Bridge from Processes to Services Mike Rosen proposes context diagrams as a means to address the challenges business architects face. Here he demonstrates the application of the context diagram and shows how it enables the architect to put things into a broader context, demonstrate the value of his/her work, […]

Business Architecture: Business Architecture Scenarios

Business Architecture: Business Architecture Scenarios When do you select business architecture as the approach to your process problems? Mike Rosen cites a list of some common scenarios where business architecture is a proven approach and provides two examples from his experience. In his solution narrative, he uses a Business Architecture Framework to illustrate the process. […]

Business Architecture: Are Capabilities Architecture?

Business Architecture: Are Capabilities Architecture? In his Column this month, Mike Rosen examines various perspectives on what is a business architecture and what are capabilities to determine if those two elements can be aligned. Read his Column to see if you agree with his conclusion, and join the discussion on the BPTrends Linked-in site.

Business Architecture: Processes, Value Streams and Capabilities

Business Architecture: Processes, Value Streams and Capabilities Aware that there is often much confusion about the differences between processes, value streams and capabilities, Mike Rosen sets about to eliminate the confusion. To graphically illustrate his perspective on the differences, he provides a comparison chart describing distinctive characteristics of these elements in terms of their purpose, […]