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.


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, […]

Business Architecture: Business Architecture and IT

Business Architecture: Business Architecture and IT In his last Column, Mike Rosen presented his thoughts on Business Architecture and its foundational domains and practices. His discussion generated feedback from readers, some of whom took issue with his, “taking an IT perspective to business architecture”. Clearly, business architecture and how it is and will be defined […]

Business Architecture

Business Architecture Our readers know Mike Rosen as BPTrends’ longtime Columnist on BPM and SOA. Feeling that, at this point, SOA is mainstream, Mike turns his attention to another important aspect of BPM – Business Architecture .In this, his initial Column on the topic, he explores the fundamentals of a Business Architecture and provides his […]

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 […]

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