What is BPMN?

For those new to business process management the acronym BPMN has probably crossed your desk more than once. The first three letters seem pretty obvious, but what does the acronym in whole stand for? BPMN stands for Business Process Model and Notation. It is a standard that is controlled by the Object Management Group. It is […]

What is business architecture?

The other day I was talking to a friend of mine who had looked at my LinkedIn profile and noticed that I had listed business architecture as skill/job of mine. He had never heard of this discipline and jokingly asked if I design businesses. My gut reaction was to say “Of course not”, but the […]

Consensus is for suckers

Introduction We have all heard on at least one occasion that we should strive for consensus in the decision-making process. This sounds simple enough, but is it something we should really aim for?  According to Wikipedia, “Consensus is the community resolution when opposing parties set aside their differences and agree on a statement that is agreeable to all, […]

That’s not how we did it at my old job

Everyone has heard a colleague utter the phrase “That’s not how we did it at my old job.” Chances are you have said it yourself at one time or another. It is a common refrain and is sure to inspire mixed reactions from those who hear it. Some people may think that the person is bringing relevant information […]