Business Modeling for an Agile Enterprise

Business Modeling and IT Alignment with the OMG's BPMN, UML 2, BMM and SOA standards

Business Modeling for an Agile Enterprise (2 days)


Objective : Helping Business Analysts to understand how to efficiently model and validate their business processes and resources in order to increase business agility of their organization on the basis of their target architecture and changing market needs.

This 2 day complementary training course aims at helping delegates to learn how to model their business processes and resources in order to adapt them to changes of their goals, strategies and impacted capabilities as part of the target architecture. On the basis of the of key elements of business performance (strategies, tactics, KPI, business capabilities, etc...), delegates learn there how to elaborate a vision centric business process and resource cartography. Then, only using the appropriate BPMN and UML notation adapted to their language, they understand how to adapt them to changing strategies, tactics and policies.


Detailed Description :
§ Definition of an Agile Enterprise and its Enterprise Architecture
§ Comparison of the enterprise architecture’s purposes of Zachman, US FEAF / CISR  and TOGAF


Elements of the Business Architecture for an Agile Enterprise

§ Business Architecture : the missing link between business strategy and enterprise architecture

§ Connections between the Business Architecture, BPM and SOA
§ Business Motivation Model (BMM) vs. Enterprise Business Motivation Model (EBMM) and other Business Models,
§ The core structures and relationships in the Business Motivation Model (SWOT analysis, business vision, goals, objectives, missions, strategies, tactics,... ) toward business processes
§ Guiding the Operating Enterprise using Balanced Score Cards,
§ The Business Architecture Views of the OMG : From the Strategy View to the Organizational View throughout Business Capabilities and Processes
§ Process Modeling : Essential elements, best practices
§ Process Modeling with BPMN adapted to the language of business owners and analysts : Basics, Process, Sub-process, Activity, Task, Pool, Lane, Detailed Events and Gateway typology, Synchronization, Connectors, Message Flows, Compensations, Good practices
§ Overview on the Process Modeling, Execution and Monitoring tools
§ Using BPMN and UML to model Business Processes and Business Objects (Ressources)
§ Case Study : Refinement of Goals from the Business Vision toward Business Processes and Ressources


Gaining Agility with Business Process using BPMN and UML 2

§ How to model business processes to render the underlying IT system more reactive to changes according to TOGAF Architecture Layers ?
§ BPMN, UML and SoaML to support changes on the business process and business object models
§ Updating Target Architecture business models by changing strategies capitalizing on Business Capabilities
§ Case Study : Elaborating an agile process and ressource model easy to maintain in face of changes


Adapting "business models" to changes of the business requirements
§ Modeling changes on goals, strategies, tactics and business rules
§ How to adapt processes and resources in coherence to such evolutions ?
§ Case Study : Adapting business processes and resources to changing business requirements and rules



§ Steps of an efficient Agile Process and Resource Modeling
§ Frameworks for tracing business requirements from the Business Motivation Model elements toward IT structures in order to better govern them in face of change.


Notice : In case of "on-site" delivery of such a workshop session, we may also adapt its content and case studies to your needs and business case in order to provide you with a good starting point and roadmap. After this workshop, we may also accompany you through review sessions for validating your architecture solutions conformance to your business needs.

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