It is said to provide a concise management roadmap to optimize business value derived from IT investments. This framework is postioned as a tool that can be used to deliver greater business value from IT while reducing the complexity of IT choices for CIOs.
According to IVI, the IT-CMF provides a management roadmap to optimize business value derived from IT investments. IT-CMF provides an integrated roadmap that:
Leverages the power of existing best practices
Open Innovation: is being developed by a diverse consortium of academic and business leaders
Is being tested in the real world at every stage of development
An actionable approach that helps IT design, deliver and manage for business value
I am continually faced with Organisational and IT related complexity of customers I work with on a daily basis.
As most readers would know, the fundamental purpose of an EA Framework (and associated method(s)) is to manage complexity through visibility, abstraction and governanace and therefore it is important that the framework and method are not overly complex.
Following up on from a previous post about the new Pragmatic Enterprise Aritecture Framework (PeaF), I thought that interested readers would find the survey results comparing Togaf v9, Zachman and PeaF enlightening.
The founders of PeaF have published the results of how TOGAF v9, Zachman and PeaF compare and the highlevel results are reflected in the graph below. The data does not say how many contributors were surveyed or what their demographics were but according to the published results on the website, PeaF is smaller and less complex, whilst being easier to use and covering more of the scope of EA.
Underpinning these results is a data table (shown below).
For those of you interested in understanding and adopting Frameworks as part of organisational transformation, this will be of interest.
Both ITIL and eTOM have become more than industry specific reference frameworks. ITIL has been widely adopted across may industries. eTOM has its roots in the Telecommunications industry but is quickly evolving into a more generic reference model that can be selectively be applied to other industries.
I have to state at the outset that this is not a “plug” for the associated TaskMap product and I have no experience of using it. That said, here are some links to ITIL and eTOM sample templates and online process maps.
The product suite is positioned as a tool that is standards based and enables roundtrip business process and SOA modelling. eClarus is available is targeted at two categories of user:
The product has some interesting capabilities that can definitely be useful to individual users and small teams. The integration with other products e.g. Eclipse (using a plugin) is especially useful, even though it tends to be focused at development teams and the related tools sets used for configuration management etc.
Another primer/tutorial presentation on how Business Process and Business Rules are used in combination.
It is from Michael zur Muehlen, an Assistant Professor of Information Systems at Stevens Institute of Technology who has developed a few of these over the past couple of years. I am posting them mainly for those who are new to be BPM and are not familiar with the concepts.