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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
About the Author
About the Reviewers

About the Reviewers

Tom Foster is a business consultant and managing member of Business Views LLC. He has extensive experience assisting customer organizations with business strategy, business requirements, process improvement, and end-user business readiness. He has provided services to the mortgage and commercial banking industries, as well as numerous public sector clients. Tom is an Enterprise Designer with the Enterprise Designer Institute, and is a ProVision® user. Additionally, he is a certified TOGAF 8 practitioner with the Open Group. Tom graduated from the University of Toledo with an MBA degree and a BBA degree in Finance.

Ted Lefkovitz uses his experience with some of the leading enterprise architecture and business process frameworks and modeling tools, in order to provide vendor-independent consulting and mentoring services. He is skilled in the definition of business rules, vocabularies, and taxonomies, and is capable of integrating a wide range of methodologies to design business improvement solutions that deliver bottom-line results.

Ted has served clients in a variety of industries in the US, the UK, and Canada including GM, GE, HP, Shell, JP Morgan Chase, ING, E*Trade, Ameritrade, Delta Air Lines, BellSouth, Export Development Canada, and many others. He keeps current with industry thought leadership and innovations through communities of practice such as Enterprise Designer, ARIS North America User Group, BPMN, and Rules World. As an early practitioner of object-oriented technology, Ted was a member of the Object Management Group (OMG) representing Coopers & Lybrand, and participated in the research captured in the book Patterns for Effective Use Cases (Addison Wesley, 2002).

Ted holds an undergraduate degree in Computer Science and an MBA with Organizational Design concentration from York University in Toronto. He currently lives in Atlanta and can be reached at .