5 Things EA do well

5 Things That the Best Enterprise Architects Do Well (and How TOGAF Helps Remind...

Sometimes people find it difficult to see the unique contribution of EA. So what is it that makes EA distinctive? Here are five things that the best enterprise architects do, and some tips from TOGAF on how you can follow their example.
BPMN ISO Standard

Did you Know that BPMN Is an ISO Standard?

With the release of BPMN 2.0.1 in 2013, the Business Process Model and Notation became an ISO/IEC 19510:2013 standard. This blog post explains why this is important.
TOGAF Stakeholder Management

TOGAF Stakeholder Management – You Can Please Some of the People, Some of the...

TOGAF makes a big point of the need for good stakeholder management, devoting the whole of Chapter 24 to the subject, while Step 2 in Phase A: Architecture Vision describes the process to Identify Stakeholders, Concerns, and Business Requirements.
BPMN 4th Principle

Supporting Core BPM Principles With BPMN 2.0 – 4th Principle: “Information Technology Is An...

Commonly, it is misunderstood that IT has a direct influence on business value. Instead, the business processes are those that have direct impact on creating business value (see the first BPM principle), where IT just supports or automates those business processes.
BPMN Process Modeling Time

Is BPMN Process Modeling Worth the Time?

Business process modeling is a process of transforming actual business processes into models. The question, which occurs is, whether modeling is worth the spent time and money?
EA Lingua Franca

TOGAF – A Lingua Franca For Enterprise Architecture?

A lingua franca is the language, adopted as common, between speakers whose native languages are different but how useful is TOGAF as an Esperanto go-between language for enterprise architects from different backgrounds?
BPMN Events

BPMN 2.0 Message Events Vs. Message Tasks

Before the BPMN 2.0 specification, there never was any confusion between tasks and events, in this article, we will discuss differences between message events and the send and receive tasks.
TOGAF Preliminary Phase

Do I Really Need To Do the Preliminary Phase Again?

You started out using TOGAF, you’ve completed an iteration of the ADM for your first EA project and things went well, do you really need to revisit the Preliminary Phase again or can you save time by getting on straightaway with Phases A to H?
Recognize BPMN Diagrams

How Can I Visually Recognize the Version Of BPMN Used In Diagrams?

There are many BPMN diagrams based on previous versions. This article shows how to visually assess the version and the approximate version and age of a BPMN diagram.
BPMN and UML

BPMN FAQ – What Is the Relationship Between BPMN and UML?

This article places BPMN and UML alongside each other, with a summary of the commonalities and differences between the two languages.