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Open Text Metastorm ProVision 6.2 Strategy Implementation

By : Bill Aronson
Book Image

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
About the Author
About the Reviewers

Appendix A. References

Agile Project Management

Appreciative inquiry

APQC (American Productivity & Quality Center)

Archimate images, Archimate, and Enterprise Designer objects compared

These images are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Netherlands License. For more information go to You can also refer to the Telematica Institute website,



Business Rules definition

Capability Maturity model

The Capability Maturity Model describes the maturity of organizational processes. Five levels of maturity are defined, starting at the initial or chaotic, repeatable, defined, managed, and optimized. For more information go to

Deloitte’s Enterprise Value Map

Enterprise Designer framework

Enterprise Designer meta-model

The definitions of the 26 elements are based on material first published by Bill Aronson in Enterprise Designer—building a Conscious Organization, Lulu 2008.

Enterprise Designer modeling language

Enterprise Designer members can download the Enterprise Designer modeling language from Membership is free.


The TeleManagement Forum——is responsible for eTOM.



Indication of Transformation


The Japanese word for improvement. In business it means continuous improvement.

LEAN/Six Sigma

Location Model

If you want to get a complete list of associations, go to the free resources at and download the Excel spreadsheet of the framework.

Motorola change process


Shirlaws is a leading business coaching company. They coach timing, balance, and the power of context to create businesses that are aware, successful, happy and decisive.

Starberry Accounting

Enterprise Designer members can download the complete Starberry ProVision® model from

Turning up for Life

Turning up for Life, by Bill Aronson, from the publisher Enterprise Designer Institute

Value Driver Tree

Value driver: Any variable that significantly affects the value of an organization. In his development of shareholder value analysis, Alfred Rappaport identified seven key drivers of value:

  • Sales growth rate

  • Operating profit margin

  • Tax rate

  • Fixed capital investment

  • Working capital investment

  • Planning period

  • Cost of capital.

Of these, the first five can be used to forecast the future cash flows of a business, whereas the remaining two can be used to calculate the present value of these cash flows. In practice, different companies will have different value drivers. For example, Sony is a company that produces high-quality products for which customers are prepared to pay a relatively high price. Maintaining a high operating profit margin is therefore more important for Sony than sales growth. For another company, however, the sales growth may well be the more important factor. (Source:

Young America

Zachman, John

Zachman’s work, first published in 1987, A framework for information systems architecture, published in the IBM Systems Journal. Zachman is considered the founder of Enterprise Architecture.