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Open Text Metastorm ProVision 6.2 Strategy Implementation

By : Bill Aronson
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Open Text Metastorm ProVision 6.2 Strategy Implementation

By: Bill Aronson

Overview of this book

Open Text ProVision® (formerly known as Metastorm ProVision®) is an Enterprise Architecture (EA) solution allowing for effective planning and decision making throughout the enterprise. It enables an organization to have a central repository of information about the business, reducing organizational risks and better optimizing business resources. Implemented well, it enables better and more actionable decisions exactly when you need them.This book combines theory and practice to provide a step- by- step guide to building a successful customer- centric model of your business. The approach is simple and down to earth, and along the way, with various real-world examples, you will learn how to make a business case, use a framework, and adopt a methodology with Open Text ProVision®. This book draws on the experience of ProVision® experts around the world. By combining theory with practice from the field you can avoid common mistakes and develop a successful customer centric strategy for implementing ProVision®. Each chapter builds on the previous one to give you the confidence to implement a central repository, dealing with both the technical and human issues that you might face.
Table of Contents (16 chapters)
Open Text Metastorm ProVision® 6.2 Strategy Implementation
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The benefits of moving to a central repository

It is important to understand the difference between a drawing tool and a visual relational database such as ProVision®. The outputs can look identical. Because drawing tools are so much cheaper, why would you invest in ProVision®?

There are a number of drawing packages available, Microsoft Visio is the key player in this market. It is a drawing package that is optimized for business diagrams. Modelers can select pre-built stencils to create models rapidly. As Visio is often installed already, it is the tool of choice of many business analysts.

Designed to scale

If all you need to do is visually represent an aspect of a business, then there is nothing wrong with Visio. However, its limitations soon become apparent. To understand the key differences, I need to explain some basic concepts about ProVision® as you will see them mentioned throughout this book. I mentioned them in the first chapter of the book and will now examine them in more detail...