IRM UK Newsletter June 2012


In this issue we have the following:

Professor Michael Rosemann - The Three Drivers of Innovation

Jason Bloomberg - Cloud Configuration Management-Where the Rubber  Hits the Clouds

James Robertson and Suzanne Robertson - Models or natural language:which is best for requirements?

Louise Harris - The Need and Challenges of Interleaving Process and Information Architectures

Ronald G. Ross and Gladys S.W Lam - Business Rules: See the Elephant!

Developing and Branding Your Analytics Communities by Mark Peco of InQvis and TDWI.

NEW Seminars announced










The BPM & Enterprise Architecture Conference Europe 2012, 18 - 20 June - Just under one week to go!

Understand the successes and challenges behind real-world Enterprise Architecture and BPM implementations. Case studies and contributors include Shell, Lloyds Banking Group, GlaxoSmithKline, ING Direct, ITV, Carphone Warehouse, Bank of New York Mellon, ATP Denmark, BAA, Ericsson, Atradius Credit Insurance, ConocoPhillips, UBS, General Dynamics, Intel, Hiscox Insurance, Swedish Armed Forces, Premier Foods, Turkcell, Swedbank, Telstra, SAS Institute, PFA Pension, Skanska, Experian and Capgemini.

The following industry experts will be speaking: Professor Michael Rosemann, Roger Burlton, John Zachman, Mike Rosen, Jason Bloomberg, Jeff Scott, Ron Ross, Alec Sharp, Loiuse Harris and Chris Potts. See for full information.

Michael Rosemann - The Three Drivers of Innovation What is the Related BPM/EA Readiness?

Business Process Management and Enterprise Architecture are two essential disciplines that can provide the required discipline and holistic view to innovation. However, this requires substantial extensions of current methodologies and frameworks, and a higher appetite to provide a proactive, transformational service to the organization. This is the subject of Michael's keynote at the BPM & EA Conference next week.

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Jason Bloomberg - Cloud Configuration Management-Where the Rubber Hits the Clouds

First there was software development. Write a bunch of code and run it on a computer the computer is the computer.

Then there was systems development. Write a bunch of code and put it on a bunch of  computers, and have them serve up bits of it to many more computers the network is the computer.

Now were at the dawn of Cloud development: create sophisticated cloud / provisioning / deployment / management specifications, and run those in the Cloud. Yes, the Cloud itself becomes the computer....

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This is the ninth in a series that explains the thinking behind the Volere1 requirements techniquesprevious and future articles explore aspects of applying these techniques in your environment. In this article we start a discussion about combining models and text to ensure a better understanding of the requirements.

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Louise Harris - The Need and Challenges of Interleaving Process and Information Architectures

Maximizing the effectiveness of your business architecture and business capabilities requires you to develop your process architecture and information architecture together in lock step. Most will agree that processes and information are intricately linked.

For example, the effectiveness of process decisions depends on quality information and the quality of information depends on the processes that create and maintain it. However, why is it that many organizations do not intricately link their approaches to business process management (BPM) and information management (IM)?

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Business Rules: See the Elephant! by Ronald G. Ross with Gladys S.W. Lam

Our world is fast-changing, highly-regulated, and knowledge-intensive. Business operations are highly complex and becoming more so by the day. Success requires the right techniques to structure the analysis of business complexity. Doing more of the same, just faster, is not going to work existing IT techniques have simply maxed out. Today you need business rules!

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Developing and Branding Your Analytics Communities by Mark Peco of InQvis and TDWI.

How can the principles of branding be applied to BI to help multiple groups in large organizations work collaboratively across departmental boundaries. To download this article click here.

The Data Warehousing Institute (TDWI), in partnership with IRM UK, is bringing its in-depth, vendor-neutral business intelligence (BI) and data warehousing (DW) education to the UK this September at the TDWI BI Symposium in London, 10-12 September 2012. See

The Business Analysis Conference Europe 2012, 24 - 26 September.

The Business Analysis Conference Europe 2012 provides an unparalleled networking opportunity for Business Analysts from across Europe and beyond. It will provide an interactive forum where Business Analysts can meet, discuss and debate the competencies needed to rise to the challenges faced by their organisations today and in the future. It also provides a platform for promoting the Business Analysis profession and opportunities for Business Analysts personal development. The focus for this years conference is on excellence in business analysis practice and how business analysis relates to other roles essential to business improvement.

We have expanded the conference for the second year running to offer more workshops and conference sessions. The tracks for this year are:
BA Fundamentals
BA in Projects
The Consultant BA
BA and Beyond

Case studies and contributors include: Case studies and contributors include American Express, British Gas, Centrica, Ernst & Young, GlaxoSmithKline, IBM, ITV, John Lewis, Lloyds Banking Group, NFU Mutual, BG Group, Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, Shell Nigeria, Skandia/Old Mutual, Specsavers, Syngenta, Totaljobs Group, UK Government, Virgin Media and Waitrose.

See for full information.

Human Capital Management (HCM) Buyer's Guide by TEC

Human resources has blossomed into human capital management: a powerful, far-reaching approach to managing your companys most valuable asset.

Download the HCM Buyer's Guide which explains all the latest trends and information on HR Solutions.

EA Forum in Venice August 21st-22nd

IRM Sweden invites you together with a number of global EA experts and experienced EA practitioners. This year we prepare a number of in depth discussions about current EA topics. Further details can be found at

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IRM UK events taking place in London 2012

Enterprise Architecture Conference Europe 2012, 18 - 20 June, London

Business Process Management Conference Europe 2012, 18 -20 June, London

TDWI BI Symposium London, 10 - 12 September, London

Business Analysis Conference Europe 2012, 24 - 26 September, London

Data Management, Information Quality and DW&BI Conferences Europe 2011, 5 - 7 November

Visit for full information on our events.

Seminars 2012 London

Enterprise Architecture Series 
Business & Systems Analysis Series 
Data Management Series 
IT Strategy & Management Series

NEW Seminars for 2012 and 2013:

Driving Business Innovation with Enterprise Architecture, Chris Potts, 4-5 October 2012.

Getting to Collaboration: Building Effective Relationships, Andy Wilkins and Kate Stuart-Cox, 27-29 November 2012.

Data Virtualization for Agile Business Intelligence Systems, Rick van der Lans, 29 November 2012.

Zachman Enterprise Architecture: Modelling Workshop Zachman Certification, John Zachman, Sunil Dutt Jha, 1-4 October 2012.

We can also run all these seminars for you on-site at your premises. Please contact if this is of interest to you.  

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