On Business Process Architecture – Bruce Silver
I would like to see the architects’ “process” domain reserved for models that respect BPMN’s conception of activity and process, with defined relationships to related notions like capabilities, functions, and value stream fragments, rather than blur them together, as they seem to do today. This would go a long way toward unifying “enterprise BPM” with the process modeling standard.
On IT Architects – Chris Lockhart
If your team doesn’t have the proper job descriptions that speak to the inherent value of those positions to the business, then your own security and influence is at risk. Hence the need to ensure all of those technical writers and developers and DBA’s you have are all now known as ‘Architects’. Architecture is, after all, where solution decision making power comes from, right?
On Business Process and Enterprise Architecture – Alberto Manuel
Enterprise architecture plays a key role in ensuring alignment between processes, technology and the organization, yet I see difficulty in becoming something dynamic because of the continued lack of governance in strategy and business processes.
Enterprise architecture seems to be used for the discovery and definition of processes, but then fails in its evolution.
On Business Architecture – Alexander Samarin
Informally speaking, BA defines how work gets done within an enterprise. How work gets done is, of course, not completely unknown, but the knowledge is diffused throughout different instructions, strategic papers, reports, e-mails and in peoples’ heads. The aim of BA is to make this knowledge explicit, i.e. formal, externalized and operational, so it can be used for decision making, operating control, daily work, knowledge transfer, etc.
On BPM and EA – Doug Mow
It is important to collaborate with enterprise architecture (EA) as EA is crucial to the IT environment. If BPM projects are being led by the business side of the house, it seems like this is the ultimate showdown between business and IT