Business Genetics: Understanding 21st Century Corporations using xBML
It’s time to throw out the flow charts. xBML breaks down the silos of an enterprise and provides the means for clear, concise communication between all members of the organization. Tyler and Baker provide a complete guide to xBML, and to why unlocking an organization’s Business Genetics will lead to quantifiable business improvement.
1 What’s the issue and why should I care?
2 Why are tools to understand business so inadequate?
2.1 How did we get here?
2.2 Business definition à la 20th century.
2.3 But we have had some (limited) success.
3 OK (enough already), so What must be done?
3.1 Purpose-based thinking.
3.2 How we answer the W5 questions.
4 What do genetic business models (XBML) look like?
W1: the What dimension.
W2: the Who dimension.
W3: the Where dimension.
W4: the Which dimension.
W5: the When model.
W5I (integrated): the How model.
5 How do we (quickly) create xBML models (aka Business Co-Formulation).
6 The ‘So what’ (where’s my darn ROI?).
6.1 Some quantifi able types of business gain.
6.2 Some more very real but less quantifi able types of business gain.
7 How do I implement this?
7.1 Enterprise deployment?
7.2 But how do I implement or manage my xBML projects?
8 What about BPM (Business Process Management)?
9 What the heck is the difference between BPEL, BPMN, UML, IDEF and xBML?
10 Based on (anticipated) popular demand, more on auto-business requirements generation.
11 COTS (commercial off-the-shelf) software selection.
12 An added big, big takeaway.
13 A quick last summary.
Appendix A: xBML example – Fill ‘a vacant job position’.
Appendix B: Potential knowledge sources.
Appendix C: Some government laws governing commerce.
Appendix D: Sample enterprise deployment what model.
Appendix E: BRD.
Appendix F: Can xBML be automated?
Steve Baker is CEO of BusinessGenetics and has over twenty-five years of experience in the IT, Healthcare, and Real Estate industries. He has held management positions in Fortune organizations including Digital Equipment Corporation (DEC) and Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC). For the past decade he has focused on improving the communication within and among businesses as well as improving their operational efficiencies. He sits on the boards of several private and nonprofit corporations, and has been an Adjunct Professor at the Daniels School of Business.
BusinessGenetics, owner of the eXtended Business Modeling Language (xBML), was co-founded in 2000 by Cedric and Steve. Based in Denver, USA, it provides xBML training and professional services. Its sister company, xBML Innovations, provides a comprehensive xBML software solution suite.
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