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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 if there is no governance

Your organization may not have yet reached the point where there is a maturity of understanding that there is a need to model a business. Without that understanding, there can be no conversation around governance. So what do you do if faced with that situation? You have no choice but to learn how to sell an idea.

This technique has been developed by Shirlaws. You can use it in any situation where you need to communicate an idea. So it doesn't matter if there is governance or not. I will introduce the idea, but there is not sufficient room in this book to explain it in great detail. If you see merit, then go and connect with your nearest Shirlaws coach, to get the full understanding. All I can say is that before I learned it, I was effective about 20% of the time. Now that percentage has probably increased to 60%.

Four steps

The way most people try to communicate an idea follows four steps:

  1. 1. Take some time to build rapport. (How are you doing today?)

  2. 2. Outline...