How to "sell" an EA project to your stakeholders

I am reporting from the Gartner Enterprise Architecture Summit in London themed "Emergent Architecture - New Game, New Rules". This Enterprise Architecture (EA) Summit does not only give an update on the latest trends in EA, but it is supposed to challenge the participants to change some of their most basic premises and operating models.

How to "sell" an EA project to your stakeholders

Review: Process Intelligence Roadshow Stops in Chicago & New York

The first two stops of the Process Intelligence Roadshow were held in Chicago and New York. I saw some very interesting presentations and had some intense discussions about the combination of BPM and BI. Click on read more if you are interested in my personal highlights:

Review: Process Intelligence Roadshow Stops in Chicago & New York

Exciting not Best Practices

"Best practices" has become an over-utilised label for a variety of so-called reference models. However, a closer look shows that most of these models document rather typical than highly innovative scenarios. It is time to re-consider the typical design of reference models and while compromising completeness to aim for truly "exciting practices".

Exciting not Best Practices

Review: Gartner Event Processing Summit Stamford/USA

I am at the Gartner Event Processing Summit in Stamford, USA.

Review: Gartner Event Processing Summit Stamford/USA

BPMN 2 Public Submission Available

For those of you not directly involved with OMG, it might be interesting to know that since some days a first public submission for BPMN 2 is available on OMG's homepage . This is of course not yet the final specification, but at least the overall picture gets clearer now. You will notice many open issues while browsing the document.

BPMN 2 Public Submission Available

Context-aware Process Modelling

What processes have to change when the oil price increases by 20%? How do we react to an upcoming hurricane in Louisiana? What impact does the strike of one of our main suppliers have on our process landscape? While process modelling is increasingly popular, most organisations design their business processes in complete isolation of such changes in their environment.

Context-aware Process Modelling

Visit the Process Intelligence Roadshow - Coming soon to a city near you

From September through December 2008, the Process Intelligence Roadshow will be on world tour with exciting customer presentations and live product demonstrations, plus a few surprising digressions from the main topic. The focus of all presentations is on combining Business Process Management and Business Intelligence to create Process Intelligence.

Visit the Process Intelligence Roadshow - Coming soon to a city near you

ARIS TV - Episode 8 - BPM with SAP and ARIS

Would you like to get the big picture on how ARIS and SAP can be combined for an optimized BPM approach? This episode will provide you with an excellent overview of the tool architecture and use within an SAP and ARIS-based BPM environment presented by a subject-matter expert from SAP, Thomas Volmering...

ARIS TV - Episode 8 - BPM with SAP and ARIS

Prof. Rosemann about BPM Research

The second day of the business process management conference in Milan was started by the keynote talk of Prof. Rosemann from Queensland University . Prof.

Prof. Rosemann about BPM Research

Business Process Management Conference

Today, the international business process management conference in Milan , Italy started. It is one of the most important events in the world focusing on new scientific work in this area.

Business Process Management Conference

Mixing Process Design and Implementation

The blog posts form my colleague Sebastian ( and here ) and the comments to it suggest that this is an interesting topic. There are many right answers to the same question.

Mixing Process Design and Implementation

Mixing Process Design and Implementation Details is Evil

In my previous post I provided an overview of business to IT transformations. I pointed out that most tools actually do not provide a transformation, but instead push technical details to the business level and misuse a business process modelling language like BPMN as a visual representation for BPEL.

Mixing Process Design and Implementation Details is Evil

Business Process Transformations Revisited

There are many products available on the market promising to automatically transform business process models (like BPMN or EPC) into executable ones (like BPEL or XPDL). Such transformations should help to bridge the gap between business and IT. But are those transformations really helping? Let’s have a closer look!

Business Process Transformations Revisited

Implementing controls and Segregation of Duty (SoD)

I stumbled on this post on the SOX (Sarbanes-Oxley) life blog about implementing controls and Segregation of Duty (SoD). Although the post is quite old (19.05.2007), I felt it contained important points that I wanted to report on. First of all the post gives another argumentation for the need for controls (for me, the need for policies can be justified in a similar way). The authors reports on...

Implementing controls and Segregation of Duty (SoD)

Review: ARIS ProcessDay Singapore

I am attending ARIS ProcessDay in Singapore . Right now Evelyn Stier is talking about Business Process Management Governance at Siemens . A big organization such as Siemens has to be flexible, but at the same time needs to ensure that governance processes are implemented. In 2001, Siemens started a process standardization program. One central framework was created to describe the processes in the...

Review: ARIS ProcessDay Singapore