Essentials of Business Architecture: ‘The Business Architecture Concept Model: Strategic Context Phase’

Through his years of experience as a business process consultant, Roger has identified and applied 4 key Business Architecture models—Strategic Concept, Business Design, Business Change and Operations. In this Column, he describes the aspects of the strategic phase.

Human Processes: Creating a Network

In his Column this month, Keith summarizes two key ideas that evolved from research into the theory of Human Interaction Management. Keith believes these ideas to be particularly relevant and provides a set of five principles that help ensure productive collaboration.

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.

Harmon on BPM: Personal Workflow Systems

Paul discusses “job aids,” a device that prompts human performance as a critical support element to training. Read why as he explains job aids and their function in the organization.

IBM Cloud: A Private Cloud Story

In this Article, Sameer Paradkar analyzes “ IBM Cloud Private” which he describes as a reliable and scalable cloud platform. He defines 3 key uses for the platform that can provide consistent runtimes, services and management capabilities to the organization.

The Agile Practitioner: Striking a Balance–Meetings vs. Work

In this month’s Column, Tom urges practitioners to regularly evaluate what meetings are on their calendars and challenge their necessity. Meetings are, after all, time consuming and ultimately expensive in terms of sacrificing work time. He suggests a number of alternative communication methods and urges you to make sure that a meeting is the best option before choosing it.

Performance Architecture: Paradise Lost

In their Column this month, Roger Addison and Carol Haig, both residents of California, draw on the Camp fire in northern California and other recent examples of worldwide natural disasters to present a list of invaluable information that will help you create a plan for what to do should disaster strike.

Business Rule Solutions: Five Reasons to Model your Company’s Value Chain

Ron Ross poses the question, “Why does the Business Agility Manifesto consider value chains so important?” In this Column, Ron describes how taking a macro view of the company can help to create a plan that will assist in eliminating the problem of organizational silos and non-integrated applications and channels.

Harmon on BPM: Process Improvement–The Perennial Concern

While process perspective has always been important, it has become ever more important as organizations become more automated and as software systems link automated activities into automated processes. Read Paul’s take on what will be the next driver of a surge in process improvement enthusiasm in 2019.

Harmon on BPM: BPM and Employment

Business Process Management is about increasing productivity, and the process analyst’s job is to help companies create more and better products, faster, using the minimum labor possible. So what impact does a successful Process Improvement project have on employment? Read Paul’s Column to get his take on the issue.

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