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?