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Episode 59 – Process Inventory: Michael Schank

How do you plan your transformation? By looking out of the window or asking your two best friends? Or would it be better if you had an overview of all the things that your organization does – in the form of a process inventory? Michael is a distinguished thought leader and executive, specializing in addressing […]

Learning and Enablement

Episode 58 – Learning and Enablement: Ron Cohen, Peter Dern, Adam Egger

How do you set up learning and enablement for your architecture/process people? What has changed since the days of instructor-led training, and where will the field of enablement go into the future (hint: it might be creepy for some of us). In this episode of the What’s Your Baseline? podcast we are looking into the […]

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Episode 56 – Center of Excellence: Gia Thi Nguyen

Implementing a tool or standing up a new capability can be a complex task. Standing up a Center of Excellence as part of this implementation can help ease the pain for new users. However, it is not always clear what a CoE shall do and how it is integrated into an organization (or where it […]

BPM & EA Maturity

Episode 27 – BPM & EA Maturity

Welcome to another episode of our podcast. Today’s topic is about growing the practice by assessing and developing the maturity of your BPM or EA Maturity. In this episode of the podcast we are talking about: What is maturity and which three areas you should focus on (content, governance, adoption) Assessment of capabilities (5 big […]

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Why Simulation should NOT be in your Process Mining tool – What’s Your Baseline Shorts 3

The topic of this What’s Your Baseline Shorts podcast is Process Simulation and why you should not have this in your Process Mining tool, but rather as part of your design platform. We speak about these topics: Why simulation? What do you need for simulation What are the outcomes of a simulation What are the […]

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Capabilities in an architecture – What’s Your Baseline Shorts 2

The topic of this second “Shorts” podcast episode is “Capabilities”. We spoke about this in Episode 2 – “Why EA and BPM?”, but received some feedback that we should dig deeper into this topic. So here it is 🙂 The high-level topics of this episode are: What is the difference between a capability and a […]

WYB Shorts EPC vs. BPMN

EPC versus BPMN – What’s Your Baseline Shorts 1

This is the first podcast episode of the What’s Your Baseline Shorts series. We are talking about the topic of process notations, especially if you should choose the BPMN or the EPC notation. High-level topics include: What are EPC and BPMN? A bit of history Specialties of each notation, and difficulties that might arise Data […]

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Episode 17 – Organizational Change Management

Welcome to another episode of our podcast. Today’s topic is organizational change management, which is the counterpart to the previous episode of “Management of Change” where we spoke with Caspar Jans. This episode covers the “people side” of changes that are planned in your architecture and implementation projects, and we are covering the why, org […]

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Episode 14 – EA strategy and capabilities

EA strategy development is not done very often, but has many benefits. In this episode of the podcast, we are talking with Carlisle Gunn, an experienced Enterprise Architect, who we’ve worked with on past projects. Carlisle has worked in the Enterprise Architecture space for over 8 years with a focus on business and application architecture. […]

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The changing role of architects

Even though the discipline of architecture is decades old (and if you look at the discipline of process management, even hundreds of years), there is no consensus of what an architect actually defines. And the practitioners have not been helpful as well in their self-positioning. “Back in the day” a lot of architecture groups held […]

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Episode 12 – Ten things I’ve learned

Here it is – the end (of season 1 … no worries, we’re back with the podcast in January 2022). In this episode we are mixing up the format a bit and are talking about the 10 things that we learned in 25 years of architecture and process management. Approach / strategy segment Let’s talk […]

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Episode 11 – Governance design

Ahh, governance – the topic that is boring to death and had complete EA groups being fired. Love it or not, setting up the “rules of engagement” is still an important piece in an organization. And you can do it while having some fun when you remember the points that we are talking about in […]