Our book, Business and Dynamic Change: the Arrival of Business Architecture, highlighted many needs of BPM. The book which was announced in 2015 describes an overall view of architecture from several different perspectives and contains a series of chapters that give specific applications and approaches to different architecture uses. At this conference, you will see some of those visionary BPM software innovations being presented.

bpmNEXT Conference April 18-20, 2017 Business Dynamic Change 2015

At the bpmNext conference over 20 leading-edge demos including the full gamut of technology spearheading the next wave of process innovation, combined with the “Business of BPM” workshop featuring insight from BPM’s most prominent and influential analysts.

To learn more about the conference and its program, go to bpmNext.com.

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What can a CIO do for your business?

Information technology (IT) is at the heart of every significant business process and is critical to innovation and business success. Yet seeing, understanding and acting on the IT ‘big picture’ seldom occurs in many businesses. Vision is short-term and focused on daily operations.Existing IT staff are pressed to keep the business running and have little time, inclination, motivation or capability to focus on long-term planning (strategic planning). Consequently, businesses operate inefficiently, at competitive risk and sometimes on the brink of failure.

Read more to learn more about CIO responsibilities.

Architecture: Implicit or Explicit

Organizations have a set of different structural perspectives that work together to achieve its objectives.  For example, some of the most common primitive categories of a business include: strategies, goals, organizations, locations, processes, decisions, systems and so on.  Each of these categories are identified and recorded. Some organizations have very disciplined approaches while others have not formalized the architectural process.

The process of formalization includes maintaining the relationships between the each item within a category may have associations within the same category and eventually relationships across 2 or more categories. For example, a business process model with swim lanes, represents organization and process actions. In some cases, it may include relationships to decisions.  Today, we have different methodologies that support business architecture relationships in other forms (matrices, flows, and trees across all categories) and have metrics and analytic techniques that permit the analysis of impact of mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, consolidations, systems and other actions that impact the structure of the business itself.

So, the Executive leadership and management need a clear precise terminology to understand the implications of architectural efforts. A structure like this allows for simple communication of the different architectures over time. Two key points we're making about the communication of architectures, they should:

  • Be simple and direct
  • Provide insight into the implications of business change


The implications is that architecture includes elements of business strategy, plans, innovation, and an approach that leads to organizational success.

Read more to learn about the Service Architecture.

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Architectural Puzzle

Information By Design, LLC and Knowledge Consultants, Inc. in conjunction with Future Strategies, Inc. launched an architecture book ‘Business and Dynamic Change' in 2015, The 'Business Architecture’ book brought the many perspectives of architecture together to provide various insights about its use. Fourteen experienced and knowledgeable authors discuss how architecture is part of several different managerial approaches. The book is focus on two major perspectives: one looks at the breath of architecture in organizational settings (the big picture) and the other describes practical applications of architecture.


Three featured authors in the book pose at the recent BPM and Case Management Summit in Washington DC. From left to right, Frank Kowalkowski, President of Knowledge Consultants, Jude Pereira, Managing Director of IYCON, Dubai and Gil Laware President of Information By Design.

At the 2015 BPM and Case Management Summit held in Washington DC, three featured authors pose from left to right, Frank Kowalkowski, President of Knowledge Consultants, Jude Pereira, CEO of IYCON, Dubai, UAE and Gil Laware, CEO of Information By Design, LLC.

The 'Business and Dynamic Change' book sponsored by the Workflow Management Coalition (WfMC) is the first in their new architecture series. Copies of the book are available via Amazon or directly from Future Strategies, Inc. through the following link:

Digital Edition
Amazon Print Edition

Amazon Book