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Episode 7 – Import of existing content

Welcome to a new episode of your favorite podcast. The topic of today is to capture and import the vast amounts of existing content in your organization, and how to integrate this into your repository. The import is one of the four major steps of an architecture tool implementation that we discussed in Episode 3. […]

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Enterprise Architecture, BPM and Agile: The Old, The New, and What To Do

This guest article by Mike Idengren about scaled agile architecture is complimentary to the interview that we did with Mike in Episode 6 of the What’s Your Baseline podcast. THE  BIG GOAL: The timely release, operation, and maintenance of quality assured products and services in a cost effective way.   While “The Big Goal” is transformative and generally requires changes to culture, technology […]

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How to model data (pt. 4) – how is data used?

In the previous articles of this series we have answered the questions “what is my data?” and “where do I store my data?”. We also had a look at where logical data is used. This final article about data modeling now has a second look at the where data is used and answers the question […]

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Episode 6 – Scaled Agile and Architecture

In this episode of the What’s Your Baseline podcast we are changing up the format a bit – this is the first of many interviews that we will have in the future. Our guest today is Mike Idengren, who has 20+ years of experience combining EA, BPM, and agile solution development methodologies to unleash cross-functional […]

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How to model data (pt. 3) – applications and physical data models

In the previous articles of this series, we looked at the major questions that will be answered when data modeling, and had a look at how to create conceptual and logical data models (part 1). We then looked at how logical data will be used in other models, such as processes or application landscapes. We […]

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How to model data (pt. 2) – more logical data models

In the previous article we spoke about the “why” and conceptual/logical data modeling. Today we will have a look at the distinction between canonical data model and information assets and the usage of logical data in application models and interfaces. The last two articles of this series will talk about physical data modeling, and lastly […]

Episode 5 - Notations, notations, notations

Episode 5 – Notations, notations, notations

Welcome to episode 5 of the What’s Your Baseline podcast. Today we are talking about: Definitions: Frameworks (structures), Methods (processes), Notations (languages), Reference Content (content) How to implement these? This is part of the Technical Governance implementation phase; write it down in your EA Strategy document Document your standards. When and how to change the […]

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How to model data (pt. 1) – why should I care and what are we talking about?

Data models are some of the things that I have seen the least often in projects over the last two decades. Why is that? Is it because it is too geeky, or not interesting enough compared to, say, a process model in BPMN? This is the first article of a series that talks about data […]

Process and Task Mining in a Hybridized Solution

Process and Task Mining – combine both in a hybridized solution

A few weeks ago, my co-host of the What’s Your Baseline podcast, J-M Erlendson, held a presentation about Process and Task Mining and how they differ and work together. Many organizations struggle to realize the benefits of Process Mining, despite having good transactional data and powerful toolsets. What if they’re not seeing the whole picture? […]

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Episode 4 – Selecting an Architecture Tool

Welcome to episode 4 of the What’s Your Baseline podcast. We are talking about: Types of architecture tools: drawing tools, implementation front ends, database-driven architecture tools How users see things: data-driven visualization vs. visualization-driven data (tables vs diagrams) Focus of architecture tools > niche vendors – your stakeholder needs drive the focus What to look […]

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Episode 3 – Implement your Architecture Tool

Welcome to episode 3 of the What’s Your Baseline podcast. The topic of this episode is how to implement your architecture tool(s). We are talking about:  What do people look for when buying an architecture tool? What is the end perspective on the architecture tool implementation? The importance of personas and the value proposition for […]

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Episode 2 – Why EA and BPM?

Welcome to episode 2 of the What’s Your Baseline podcast. In this episode we are talking why architecture (“Why EA & BPM?”) and why these two topics might not be even different, but rather be the two sides of  the same coin. We are discussing the following topics: Terminology Four phases of process management History […]