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There are just over two weeks to go to our Annual Business Process Management & Enterprise Architecture Conferences Europe which takes place in London, 11 - 14 June. There are still delegate places available.


We have delegates registered from the following organisations to date: Saudi Industrial Development Fund,Fujitsu, DHL Express, British Airways, Provident Financial Group, Helse Vest IKT AS, JSC, SAP, APG Groep, Skandia, 02, Petrobras S.A., British Gas, Credit Suisse, JPMorgan, PD Ports, Maersk Line IT, DHL Global Forwarding, GeoPlace, The Open Group, Bank Mendes Gans nv, Genentech, Carphone Warehouse,Hewlett Packard, RBS,Neste Oil Corporation,Shell Exploration & Production, Swedbank, WS Atkins, EDF Energy, Austrian Federal Railways, Ofgem, Atradius N.V., Melbourne & Olympic ParksTrust, Microsoft, Barclaycard, Fortum Oyj, Ruukki  Construction, RasGas, Walt Disney, Ericsson Danfoss Power Electronics, Capgemini, Landsbankinn, Garanti Bank, Saudi Post, John Lewis, Volvo and Specsavers and more.


See the full programme agenda here - it includes 20 case studies, 50 sessions and 17 Intensive Workshops.


In this newsletter we have the following articles: 


1. Architecting Innovation, Expanding the EA Toolbox, Louise Harris

2. The Business Architect’s Service Portfolio, Jeff Scott


3. What’s Really Different about Big Data Analytics? Fern Halper


4. The Business Analyst and the Unified Process, Ed Walters


5. Data Governance - The Global Dimension, Nigel Turner




1. Architecting Innovation, Expanding the EA Toolbox, Louise Harris


Organizations are increasingly focusing on innovation, in addition to incremental improvement, in all aspects of their business. How can the field of Enterprise Architecture contribute to successful innovation? Download the article


2. The Business Architect’s Service Portfolio, Jeff Scott


Business architecture is a practice, not a deliverable. The business architect’s role is not to create blueprints and models but to apply a set of tools and techniques to define broader perspectives, create deeper insights, and solve complex business problems. Download the article.


3. What’s Really Different about Big Data Analytics? Fern Halper


Big data analytics can be viewed in a couple of ways. On the one hand, organizations are using it to extend what they have been doing in analytics and do it faster or perhaps more accurately in order to improve decision-making. For example, you might have a model that predicts churn. Maybe that model took hours to run on your existing infrastructure. With a big data infrastructure in place, it might now take minutes. Download the article.


4. The Business Analyst and the Unified Process, Ed Walters


The Unified Process (UP) describes an adaptable change process, originally conceived as applicable to the process of building software. This paper explores the potential involvement of the Business Analyst with UP at 2 levels:

• UP when used as the basis for a software development lifecycle (SDLC)

• UP when used as the basis for a business change lifecycle (BCLC). Download the article.


5. Data Governance - The Global Dimension, Nigel Turner


I can recall a time, in a not so far off and distant past, when engaging business and IT people in the topic of data governance was a bit like using a self-service checkout in a supermarket. You gathered up your wares and approached the till. It appeared easy at first sight, but as soon as you put your goods on the table you were usually met with robotic indifference or even metallic cries of ‘unexpected Item’ and advised to go and seek help elsewhere. But I sense a real change is happening at last. In April London again became the focus for Data Governance and MDM professionals when the annual Data Governance / MDM Europe event hit town. Download the article.


Information from our Partners and Advertisers:


DAMA International

DAMA International is a not-for-profit, vendor-independent association of technical and business professionals dedicated to advancing the concepts and practices for data resource management and enterprise information. The primary purpose of DAMA International is to promote the understanding, development, and practice of managing data and information to support business strategies. DAMA International has chapters throughout the world. DAMA members network with other professionals to share ideas, trends, problems, and solutions.



Axway Enterprise Architect Workshop - Securely linking Enterprise Apps, Devices & Users across Cloud, Mobile & SOA in London, 6 June. Register here., the Data Administration Newsletter is the industry leading publication for people interested in learning about data administration and data management disciplines / best practices. Each monthly issue addresses the most challenging issues of the day. Click here to subscribe.


BPM Geek

BPM Geek is an initiative to collaborate and communicate with the growing Business process management community out there. The goal is to help developers connect with experts, ask questions, post their learning. Often tool specific knowledge of niche areas end up developers perplexed and confused - especially when there are very less number of resources available. BPM Geek has been started by Constellation Software and Consulting Pvt Ltd but belongs to the BPM Community.


About Gower Publishing:

Founded in 1967 Gower is an independent global publisher, widely recognized as a specialist in business and management books. Gower’s publishing programme includes a range of over 1000 titles from classic business reference through to the most challenging and cutting edge applied research. Our expert authors are continually developing new titles and are drawn from the most respected academic institutions and industries worldwide.

Some of our books for Business Architects:

Business Architecture by Jonathan Whelan and Graham Meaden

Requirements Management by Mario Kossmann

Managing Risk in Projects by David Hillson

Lean and Digitize by Bernardo Nicoletti

Benefit Realisation Management by Gerald Bradley

Enterprise Architecture Conference Europe delegates are entitled to 25% discount on all Gower books up to 30 June 2013 by using the code G13HiQ25 at checkout when ordering from our website:


BPM Leader

BPM Leader is the largest independent community for business process management professionals worldwide. BPM Leader is the expert network and community site where you can find the latest insights, ideas and best practices on Business Process Management, Workflow Automation, Case Management, Lean Six Sigma, Change Management and related domains. Being a strictly independent knowledge sharing platform, BPM Leader brings together over 11,000 BPM professionals, bloggers, industry experts, users, vendors, consultants and analysts.






IRM UK Partner Event:


Announcing the IRM UK and WhereScape Data Automation Event in London, 18 June.



WhereScape in association with IRM UK are running a half day event in the New Zealand High Commission in London, 18 June.  


There will be case study presentations and presentations from industry experts Tom Breur and Steve Hitchman.


For full information and to register please visit the WhereScape site.





Information from our Partners and Advertisers from this event:


TechWeek Europe


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Architecture & Governance


Architecture & Governance Magazine is the leading online community with over 12,000 members, targeted at Enterprise Architects, Strategic Planners, Governance practitioners and IT Executives who are focused on driving business change through Strategic IT Planning and Enterprise Architecture. A&G magazine features industry case studies, analyst reports, and best practices. To receive a complimentary subscription please click here.


Business Process Management Journal provides insights into Best Practice Management of key processes. It does this by staying at the leading edge of theoretical advances in the field, and illustrating the practical relevance of these through case studies and applied examples. The journal will help to build a deep appreciation of how to manage business processes effectively by disseminating best practice, and enhances your learning through a critical evaluation of the experience of others. For more information, or to submit an article click here.





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