Pre Conference Workshops - 15 June 2015

08:30-09:30   Registration
09:30-17:15 Full Day
Workshop
Getting Started in Enterprise Architecture
Sally Bean, Sally Bean Ltd
Full Day
Workshop
Business Process Management 101
Sandra Foster, Capstone Ridge Group and BPTrends Associates
09:30-12:45 Morning
Workshop
Capability Modelling in Practice
Greger Hagström, Folksam
Peter Tallungs, IRM Sweden
Morning
Workshop
Roleplay: Implementing Enterprise IT Architecture from Scratch
Kai Schlüter, Danfoss A/S
Morning
Workshop
Architecture for Digital Transformation
Michael Rosen, IDC
Morning
Workshop
Developing a Process-Centric Business Architecture
Roger Burlton, BPTrends Associates
Sasha Aganova, Process Renewal Group
Morning
Workshop
The New Basics of Smarter Processes
Ron Ross, Business Rule Solutions
Morning
Workshop
The Future of Work
Sandy Kemsley, Kemsley Design
14:00-17:15 Afternoon
Workshop
EA for Executive Consumption - How to Support Executives in Strategic Planning and Execution
Louise Harris, SToS Consulting Inc
Afternoon
Workshop
Enterprise Architecture: The Issue of the Century
John Zachman, Zachman International
Afternoon
Workshop
Enterprise Security Architecture
Michael Rosen, IDC
Afternoon
Workshop
Enterprise Design in Practice: Service + Interaction Design Meets Business Process
Milan Guenther,  eda.c
Mike Clark, Independent Consultant & Business Partner, Livework Design Studio
Afternoon
Workshop
Putting the Business Analysis Puzzle Together: Process, Information and Decision Logic
Uffe Donslund, Strand & Donslund
Afternoon
Workshop
Customer Focused Process Innovation
David Hamme, Ephesus Consulting
17:30- 18:00
Lightning
Talks
Lightning Talks given straight after each other - 5 minutes - 5 speakers/subjects.
A light hearted and fun session.
08:30 - 09:30 Registration    •    11:00-11:15 Tea/Coffee Break    •    12:45-14:00 Lunch    •   15:30-15:45 Tea/Coffee Break
FULL DAY Workshops - Monday 15 June
09:30-17:15 - Full Day Workshop
Getting Started in Enterprise Architecture
Sally Bean Sally Bean
Sally Bean Ltd

This interactive workshop is aimed at people who are new to EA or who are re-thinking their approach. It will help delegates develop a clear understanding of the elements of successful EA and establish sufficient foundational knowledge to make sure they get the most out of the main conference. It will explain why organisations need EA, what good EA looks like and where to get started. Working in small groups, delegates will explore different approaches to EA, learning how to work with different EA stakeholders and how to position EA as a function in their organisation for maximum effectiveness.

  • Understand what EA can do for your organisation and how to get started
  • Get an independent overview of different frameworks, approaches and techniques, and how current approaches need to change to reflect an increasingly digital world
  • Be able to explain EA ideas and concepts to your colleagues
  • Network with your peers, build an action plan for success and identify sources of further help and guidance
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09:30-17:15 - Full Day Workshop
Business Process Management 101
Sandra Foster Sandra Foster
Capstone Ridge Group and BPTrends Associates

This full day Workshop provides the foundation for the full range of practices of Business Process Management. It is based on proven formal methods and the many years of practical experience of the hundreds of projects conducted by BPTrends Associates (BPTA) members. It provides an overview and discussion of the principles, concepts and techniques required to transform your business from a traditional, functional organization to a process-centric organization. The workshop introduces a systematic approach for planning, monitoring, measuring and managing your company’s business process performance and for redesigning and improving specific processes within it. It provides a solid basis and a great refresher for anyone dealing with processes, from managers to change practitioners. This session establishes a methodology, a common language, and a baseline for all other courses you can take no matter where. It will be delivered in a lively, interactive and enjoyable way by Sandra Foster, a member of the BPTrends faculty. Attendance in this session will gain credit towards BPTA’s BPM Professional and Business Architecture Certifications. This class is also recognized for credit by IIBA.

  • Why Business Processes and BPM?
  • What is a Business Process?
  • Organizational Maturity
  • A BPM Methodology
  • Enterprise Level Process Work
  • Process Level Improvement and Redesign
  • The Process Implementation Level
  • BPM and Other Process Approaches
MORNING Workshops - Monday 16 June
09:30-12:45 - Morning Half Day Workshop
Capability Modelling in Practice
Greger Hagström Greger Hagström
Folksam
  Peter Tallungs Peter Tallungs
IRM Sweden

A capability map is an excellent communication tool. One example is that 400+ Enterprise Architects at Microsoft now use Capability Map worldwide to explain the business value of their products. Today Capability Modelling is an art or maybe handicraft.  Combining Capability Modelling with a Viable System Model will result in a more scientific and rigor approach, where a good model can be distinguished from a bad model.  Learn how to develop, step by step, a high quality Capability modelling based on this theory and made in practice at Folksam, a leading Swedish insurance company.

You will take away:

  • Strength and weaknesses of a Capability Map
  • How to combine Capability Modelling and Viable System Modelling 
  • How to use the Capability Map as a communication tool
  • Experience of this new approach in practice at Folksam
09:30-12:45 - Morning Half Day Workshop
Roleplay: Implementing Enterprise IT Architecture from Scratch
Kai Schlüter Kai Schlüter
Danfoss A/S

This workshop will cover different paths from the very first steps of an Enterprise IT Architecture towards covering:

  • IT Innovation Architecture (Outside-Out)
  • IT Service Architecture (Outside-In)
  • IT Solution Architecture (Inside-Out)
  • IT Process Architecture (Inside-In)

Delegates will have the possibility of exploring this path themselves by participating in a Roleplay to experience different situations in the way forward and the different options to move forward. Besides the 4 main topics this Roleplay will also cover the utilization of multiple techniques, for example system thinking or agile methods.

09:30-12:45 - Morning Half Day Workshop
Architecture for Digital Transformation
Michael Rosen Michael Rosen
IDC

By now, most people have heard of what IDC calls the 3rd platform, some call the Nexus of Forces, or others call SMAC – Social, Mobile, Analytics/Big Data, and Cloud. But, few people actually understand the profound effect that they are having on business models and digital transformation. Together, they represent a fundamental shift in how companies interact with customers/partners/employee and information. Architecture is key to making enterprises successful with the coming digital transformation.

This session describes the new issues and technologies associated with the 3rd platform and how they work together to affect a digital transformation for enterprises, and the new security challenges they present. Then, it presents an overall enterprise architecture that ties the new technologies, information, business models, and security together. Participants will gain an understanding of:

  • Brief overview of 3rd platform technologies
  • What is the digital transformation
  • Enterprise Architecture for the 3rd Platform
09:30-12:45 - Morning Half Day Workshop
Developing a Process-Centric Business Architecture
Roger Burlton Roger Burlton
BPTrends Associates
  Sasha Aganova Sasha Aganova
Process Renewal Group

Business Architecture is hot but also hotly disputed. Enterprise architects, strategy developers, business process managers, business analysts all have their view of what’s needed and these views are not necessarily in synch.  Ultimately a useful Business Architecture from any perspective must start with the issues of relevance to the business itself and only then consider the required support to make the business come alive. We have to be able to clearly articulate what we strive to accomplish as a business (the end game) and then we can define what we have to build, connect and do to accomplish it (the means). Alignment among many the many moving parts is the keyword that characterizes this emerging and converging practice. To attain unification of all key factors the processes that execute the business must play a key role because that is the work we do. With Business Process coordination the capabilities we need will be designed and used to enable cross functional end-to-end work and serve a purpose. The required behavior of people day to day in the business will be known and change will happen in a synchronized manner.

This working session will show a useful Business Architecture can reflect the external pressures on the organization. It will also articulate what is needed by external stakeholders for their and our success. It will derive strategic goals and strategy from external stakeholder expectations. The external stakeholder interactions will define our end-to-end business processes boundaries. Information requirements will be tied to the processes that create or update data. The establishment of non-redundant supporting capabilities will also be based on our business processes and stakeholder needs to ensure alignment to business objectives. The human requirements of roles, competencies, incentives, motivation and culture will be drawn to optimize process outcomes and measurable performance. With all of these components defined and aligned we can claim to have a Business Architecture that is based on the needs of business people

  • Business pressures and outside stakeholders
  • Strategic Intent
  • Business Process Architecture and Business Performance
  • Shared Enterprise-wide Capabilities
  • Human Motivation and Culture
09:30-12:45 - Morning Half Day Workshop
The New Basics of Smarter Processes
Ron Ross Ron Ross
Business Rule Solutions

The world has certainly changed! Today most operational business processes are already automated in one way or another. Thanks to the internet, consumers are far more informed. Complexity and the rate of change confound traditional methods. We wrestle with the issue of business governance and compliance at every turn. Meanwhile, Moore’s Law has sent the raw power of computing skyrocketing.

What will set your company apart going forward? The answer is smarter processes.

It’s time we open our minds to fresh ideas about business process models. Traditional process models tend to ‘bake’ rules into the flow, but those rules will change. ‘Baked in’ business rules reduce agility. This session shows you how to externalize business and avoid that trap.

In a knowledge economy, more and more of the problems and opportunities lie on the smart side of processes – not mindless, routine work – but the parts that require deliberation. So these days processes must effectively address decisions.

Some people question whether operational business decisions can be automated.  Sure they can – if you know the rules and how to organize them. Since process models don’t work well for analysis of decisions and capture of decision logic, you need some new analysis tools. This session presents hands-on techniques to identify decisions and perform business-oriented analysis of their structure.

  • Modelling white-collar processes effectively
  • Simplifying process models, while dramatically increasing business agility
  • Using business rules and decision analysis to create smarter business processes
09:30-12:45 - Morning Half Day Workshop
The Future of Work  
Sandy Kemsley Sandy Kemsley
Kemsley Design

How people and organizations get work done is always changing, but we are in a time of particularly rapid change, enabled and catalyzed by new forms of technology and new ways to assemble and reward workforces. BPM technologies in particular, and the practices that surround them, impact how work is done within organizations, and drive both the internal and customer-facing corporate culture. Organizations that don’t shift to accommodate this future of work will be left behind, both by their employees and their customers.

This workshop will examine how work is changing, and how to adapt your organization for the future of work:

  • The core technologies driving change, including BPM and its social, mobile and collaboration extensions
  • The changing attitudes and actions of customers, and how this impacts revenues
  • The changing attitudes of employees towards employers, and how this impacts costs and employee retention
  • The cultural changes required to retain customers and employees
  • How to apply the technologies to support the future of work and the cultural change required
AFTERNOON Workshops - Monday 15 June
14:00 - 17:15 - Afternoon Half Day Workshop
EA for Executive Consumption - How to Support Executives in Strategic Planning and Execution
Louise Harris Louise Harris
SToS Consulting Inc

Deriving optimal value from strategic initiatives is a key challenge. As the rate of change increases, the timeframe for implementing strategy decreases. An architectural approach to strategy implementation greatly assists in reducing timelines and also improves the potential for success. By expanding existing enterprise architecture capabilities and assets to support executives in direction setting and internal investment prioritization, organizations can reduce the risks and increase their confidence in rapid strategy implementation. Through a combination  of real life examples and hands on exercises you will learn to:

  • Use the business model canvas as an executive view of strategy modelled in the context of the enterprise ecosystem
  • Facilitate identification of strategy implementation outcomes and success measures
  • Model strategically aligned business capabilities
  • Use the capability landscape model to facilitate identification of current business capability gaps
  • Model the scope of strategic initiatives
  • Directly link the executive business model view to capability, process, information and technology models
14:00 - 17:15 - Afternoon Half Day Workshop
Enterprise Architecture: The Issue of the Century
John Zachman John Zachman
Zachman International

Enterprise Architecture tends to be a grossly misunderstood subject by General Management and the Information Technology community alike.  Enterprise Architecture has everything to do with managing Enterprise complexity and Enterprise change and relates to information technology only in so far as information technology may be one of the choices that an Enterprise can make with regard to Enterprise operations.  In my 1999 article, “Enterprise Architecture: The Issue of the Century”, I argued that the Enterprise that can accommodate the concepts of Enterprise Architecture will have the opportunity to stay in the game … and the Enterprise that cannot accommodate the concepts of Enterprise Architecture is not going to be in the game.  In recent history we have seen a lot of enterprises falling out of the game: small … and large;  private … and public.

  • The Enterprise Ontology – Industry Standard Definitions of Architecture
  • Architecture IS Architecture IS Architecture – Enterprise Architecture is not arbitrary
  • The Role of Enterprise Architect must be perceived to be one of solving General Management problems, not one of building models.
14:00 - 17:15 - Afternoon Half Day Workshop
Enterprise Security Architecture
Michael Rosen Michael Rosen
IDC

Security is becoming the most important issue for enterprises and CIOs. A week doesn’t go by without some major breach making the headlines. New threats are everywhere. It’s not high school kids hacking for fun anymore. Cybercrime is sponsored by governments, corporations, and organized crime that have the resources to hire top talent, and the patience to pick away, for months at a time, until an attack has been successful.

Previous security models are no longer effective. In addition to the increasingly sophisticated attackers, the proliferation of devices adds millions of new vulnerability points. And even if your enterprise is secure, your partners and global outsourcers might not be, providing a vector into your enterprise. Liabilities from security breaches damage brands and dwarf other losses. Executives have and will lose their job as a consequence of lax security.

This workshop will provide an overview of the new threat environment and the new countermeasures. In addition, it will discuss an architectural approach to helping CIOs and security personnel address evolving threats. Participants will gain a greater understanding of:

  • What are the new security threats and vulnerabilities?
  • What are new approaches to understanding and identifying them?
  • Making policies, processes, information assurance, application level security, technology, and analysis solutions work together.
  • What is an Enterprise Security Architecture?
14:00 - 17:15 - Afternoon Half Day Workshop
Enterprise Design in Practice: Service + Interaction Design Meets Business Process
Milan Guenther Milan Guenther
eda.c
  Mike Clark Mike Clark
Independent Consultant & Business Partner
Livework Design Studio

The Enterprise Design Framework is a practitioner's map of key aspects and concerns relevant to strategic design projects in complex enterprises. This workshop features a practical example of applying this framework to map, understand and transform an enterprise. Starting from people-centric aspects and practices such as Service and Interaction Design, Milan and Mike will show how to align the various moving parts to design a Business Architecture that delivers.

In this workshop participants will learn:

  • Use the Enterprise Design framework to pick relevant aspects and apply connected practices
  • Designing interactions and services from the outside-in with the eye of the customer and other key stakeholders
  • Aligning processes and shifting business architecture to delivering a desired to-be state
14:00 - 17:15 - Afternoon Half Day Workshop
Putting the Business Analysis Puzzle Together: Process, Information and Decision Logic
Uffe Donslund Uffe Donslund
Strand & Donslund

Understanding the business – where it is today and where it is tomorrow, and building a good model of a Business Area is in some respect like doing a jigsaw puzzle… If you miss the big picture you can spend all the time in the world trying to put the pieces together without ever finishing, and if you skip the details, you are facing the risk of missing the most important part of the picture. You need techniques that support multiple perspectives and allow you to cope with different levels of abstraction, i.e. effective modelling techniques for the processes within scope and the information and business rules they rely on.

In this workshop we will look at the business area from three perspectives and put the pieces together to form a coherent picture that features both overview and details. Through lessons, discussion and hands-on work you will get involved and try it out yourself.

  • Look at the Business Process from the outside-in and inside-out
  • Identify Business Decisions and related Information critical to executing the Business Process and define the Decision Logic using the DMN notation
  • Put the pieces together to see the whole picture
14:00 - 17:15 - Afternoon Half Day Workshop
Customer Focused Process Innovation
David Hamme David Hamme
Ephesus Consulting

Every leader is tasked with improving their enterprise’s bottom line, expanding their offerings, and identifying opportunities to grow. But all too often they look to the trendy technologies or mimic their competitors – and fail! They simply lack an approach to continuously evaluate and change how they do business.

In this presentation, Hamme provides the framework to embed innovation into an enterprise with a specific, methodical, and repeatable approach.

Attendees will learn how to:

  • Assess your operational capabilities by depicting work streams and building a conceptual blueprint linking your core value chain to the consumer
  • Drive customer-focused improvements through rich feedback loops from the front lines and by actively managing the customer’s processes
  • Implement a powerful new system that utilizes process management practices to ensure every process delivers the greatest possible benefit
17:30- 18:00 Lightning Talks
Lightning Talks given straight after each other - 5 minutes - 5 speakers/subjects. 

Safety Nets for Architects, Philip Hellyer, Philip & Finch.
Processes from the Real World, Roger Burlton, BPTrends Associates.
You can Teach an Old Dog New Tricks, Mike Rosen, IDC.
Enterprism, Chris Potts, Dominic Barrow.
In 5 minutes!, John Zachman, Zachman International.