I reworked my presentation on BPM in an enterprise architecture context (a.k.a., “why this blog is called ‘Column 2’”) that I originally did at the IRM BPM conference in London in June, and presented it at the Building Business Capability conference in Fort Lauderdale last week. I removed much of the detailed information on BPMN, refined some of the slides, and added in some material from Michael zur Muehlen’s paper on primitives in BPM and EA. Some nice improvements, I thought, and it came in right on time at 3 hours without having to skip over some material as I did in London.
Here are some of the invaluable references that I used in creating this presentation:
- Michael zur Muehlen’s presentation “Making Things Simpler: How Primitive help integration BPM and Enterprise Architecture” (check out the rest of what he has on Slideshare, too), and his related research paper, “Primitives: Design Guidelines and Architecture for BPMN Models”
- Elise Olding’s presentation “BPM – The Catalyst To Deliver Outcomes” from the Gartner Enterprise Architecture summit in London in May 2011 (I can’t share the presentation, but I did include one diagram extracted from it on slide 18 in my deck, showing how an EA team and a BPCC might overlap resources
- IBM white papers and a new redbook authored by Claus Torp Jensen and others at IBM, including “Continuous improvement with BPM and EA together”, “Leveraging SOA, BPM and EA for Strategic Business and IT Alignment” and “Combining Business Process Management and Enterprise Architecture for Better Business Outcomes”
- Zachman Framework 3.0, which was released just before I gave this presentation, and presented by John Zachman there
That should give you plenty of follow-on reading if you find my slides to be too sparse on their own.