Seems like everything I read these days has an article about improving Business Process or the importance of business process design for IT. This month’s CIO magazine is no different. There are a number of articles that talk to Business Process, BPM, Enterprise System design and workflow.
I like Galen Gruman’s article titled Cures for Complexity in particular. He talks about the need for CIOs to reduce complexity within their organizations and ways that may be accomplished. I really have to agree whole-heartedly with the people he interviewed.
The comments from Patty Morrison of Motorola really ring true. Getting agreement internally from user organizations on the fundamental structure of a centralized database records really makes things integrate well down the road. While doing this may cause a reasonable amount of planning and redesign effort in the beginning, over the long haul it is a lifesaver. Integrating new systems and functionality gets faster and easier each time.
Much of this is the basis of SOA architectures and Enterprise Architecture [EA] that people have been talking about for a while.
Looks the the shift to Business Process oriented design and implementation is really beginning to get traction.
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