Our book, Business and Dynamic Change: the Arrival of Business Architecture, highlighted many needs of BPM. The book which was announced in 2015 describes an overall view of architecture from several different perspectives and contains a series of chapters that give specific applications and approaches to different architecture uses. At this conference, you will see some of those visionary BPM software innovations being presented.

bpmNEXT 04 17 - 19, 2018 Business Dynamic Change 2015

The bpmNext 2018 will be focusing on the Digital Enterprise, Digital Business Transformation, Digital Evolution. At the bpmNext 2018 conference, over 20 leading-edge demos including the full gamut of technology spearheading the next wave of process innovation, combined with workshops featuring insight from BPM’s most prominent and influential analysts.

To learn more about the conference and its program, go to bpmNext.com.

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What can a CIO do for your business?

Information technology (IT) is at the heart of every significant business process and is critical to innovation and business success. Yet seeing, understanding and acting on the IT ‘big picture’ seldom occurs in many businesses. Vision is short-term and focused on daily operations.Existing IT staff are pressed to keep the business running and have little time, inclination, motivation or capability to focus on long-term planning (strategic planning). Consequently, businesses operate inefficiently, at competitive risk and sometimes on the brink of failure.

Read more to learn more about CIO responsibilities.

Architecture: Implicit or Explicit

Organizations have a set of different structural perspectives that work together to achieve its objectives.  For example, some of the most common primitive categories of a business include: strategies, goals, organizations, locations, processes, decisions, systems and so on.  Each of these categories are identified and recorded. Some organizations have very disciplined approaches while others have not formalized the architectural process.

The process of formalization includes maintaining the relationships between the each item within a category may have associations within the same category and eventually relationships across 2 or more categories. For example, a business process model with swim lanes, represents organization and process actions. In some cases, it may include relationships to decisions.  Today, we have different methodologies that support business architecture relationships in other forms (matrices, flows, and trees across all categories) and have metrics and analytic techniques that permit the analysis of impact of mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, consolidations, systems and other actions that impact the structure of the business itself.

So, the Executive leadership and management need a clear precise terminology to understand the implications of architectural efforts. A structure like this allows for simple communication of the different architectures over time. Two key points we're making about the communication of architectures, they should:

  • Be simple and direct
  • Provide insight into the implications of business change

The implications is that architecture includes elements of business strategy, plans, innovation, and an approach that leads to organizational success.

Read more to learn about the Service Architecture.

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