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BPMN 3rd Principle

Continually Improving Processes With BPMN 2.0

The first two articles of the series “Supporting core BPM principles with BPMN 2.0”, presented two principles of business process management. Similarly, the third principle, ‘processes should be continuously improved’, is related to the first two, as follows...
BPMN 2nd Principle

Core BPM Principles and BPMN 2.0 – Managing Processes

The first article of the series “Supporting core BPM principles with BPMN 2.0”, presented business processes as organizational assets that are central to creating value for customers.
TOGAF ISO Standard

How Does TOGAF Relate to the ISO?

TOGAF is described as an Open Group Standard. But what do we mean by a “standard”, and what happens when there is more than one competing standard?
BPMN 1st Principle

Core BPM Principles and BPMN 2.0 – Processes as Assets

BPM defines four basic principles, which need to be followed, in order to successfully “taking care of processes”. In this article the first principle, “Processes are assets” is presented. In addition, the role of BPMN for supporting the first principle is investigated.
Separating EA Techniques

What Makes Enterprise Architecture Different From Other Disciplines?

Each profession has its unique way of doing things, and that when applying TOGAF the key thing is to “think” like an architect! The first step is to think holistically, and to do this you need to take into account the views and viewpoints of all stakeholders. But what other steps can you take to think as an architect?
BPMN Basic Events

Common BPMN Modeling Mistakes and Best-Practices: Basic Events

An event is a common BPMN process modeling element, which represents something that “happens” during the course of a process. But what are the common mistakes made and how do you avoid them?
Box Vs Customized

TOGAF – Out Of the Box vs Customization

I frequently get asked whether it’s practical to use TOGAF “out-of-the-box” – without any customization. Architects and clients are looking for a turnkey approach that they can easily plug into their enterprise with the hope of quick results – they don’t want something that requires too much effort.
BPMN Acitivities

Common BPMN Modeling Mistakes – Activities

BPMN specification defines an Activity as “Work that a company or organization performs using business processes”. But what are the common mistakes and how do you avoid making them?
Think Like An Architect

How Do I Think Like An Architect?

Each profession has a unique way of doing things. It’s what separates one discipline from another. A psychologist or a physician will think differently about their subject. So what does this mean if you are studying TOGAF?
BPMN Swimlanes

How to Use Swimlanes Correctly in BPMN

In BPMN terminology a “Swimlane” represents both primary grouping BPMN elements - Pools and Lanes. But what are the common BPMN modeling mistakes encountered?

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