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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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What is governance

What is governance? Governance is a set of policies, procedures, and processes that ensures that work is done effectively. It defines roles and grants authority to implement the policies, procedures, and processes. Governance is an operational management activity as distinct from leadership which creates and communicates a vision.

If there is no vision that there is a need for a central repository, there can be no effective governance. The reason is that leadership comes before management. Where leadership hands off to management, there governance begins.

Modeling an organization is often done by business analysts located in an IT department. They have only a limited relationship with the key decision-makers inside the business. Sometimes the modelers are assigned to different departments. This results in different frameworks, methodologies, and toolsets being adopted. Instead of one central repository of knowledge the business has many, resulting in duplication of effort...