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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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Top 10 tips for process modeling

One way of ensuring a buy-in is to use a methodology that is proven to deliver results. Nothing overcomes objections like success. So, here are my top 10 tips for modeling with a bonus tip thrown in for free. I have gathered these tips over the years, and I wish to acknowledge the business analysts and modelers with whom I have worked and who have contributed to a few of the tips.

#1 Identify and engage the process owner

  • Unless the process owner is fully committed to process improvement, it will not happen and any attempts will be met with resistance.

  • Failure to engage a committed process owner guarantees failure to improve the process in the long term.

The people who understand the process the best are those engaged in it, either as customers, suppliers, or staff who run the process. Getting engagement from everyone who has responsibility is the best way to deliver transformation. The appreciative inquiry method is an innovative way of doing this, by engaging...