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Three months back, we had launched "Ask the Architects" Service to meet "on demand" architecture consulting needs. As we rolled out this service, we received inputs to improve and streamline the service. Based on the feedback and inputs, we are happy to introduce a new format of the "Ask the Architect" service using live Video Consultation, starting this month. Now,  "Ask the Architects" service will be available in two formats: 1. Ask the Architect - Text/PPT and2. Ask the Architects - Video Consultation Video Consultation service is a great way to leverage iCMG global consulting team. Of course, products and technology...
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We just got started..it's great to migrate from -3 degrees Celsius (Dallas last week) to 25°C  in Bangalore this week. As we picked up the questions ( issues and challenges by each participant), it's evident that we are not hearing NEW questions. These are the same issues that we heard in Sydney, London, Washington, Colorado Springs, Green Bay etc. Colorado Springs Colorado Springs etc.- How to apply Enterprise architecture for Infrastructure management- How to manage Business Systems in Oil & Energy business?- It's painful to define the trace across the business strategy and business system?- How to bring more value for the...
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Janne Ohtonen has published a new book called “You Think You Are Doing Well? Become a Winner With Customer-Centric Process Leadership!” which looks into business process management and leadership from a fresh perspective. The world is full of recipes for success, but too often we forget that success comes from within ourselves through the work what we do (for our customers, with our colleagues). One could even claim that success is mainly about attitude. When you have the right attitude, you focus on the right things, you overcome obstacles, you feel better and you work more efficiently. Surely you know what...
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Business Process Management (BPM) is about managing everything that is done in an organisation to provide successful customer outcomes (hence it is a customer-centric effort). You need a plan, which includes a description from the organisation regarding how it will roll out and upkeep the Business Process Management (BPM) initiative, select processes for development and train people to lead the actual implementation. All this requires professional, leadership and communication skills. Janne Ohtonen has published a new book called “You Think You Are Doing Well? Become a Winner With Customer-Centric Process Leadership!” which is aimed to help you to grow those skills...
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iCMG is pleased to bring you Enterprise & IT Architecture related gifting solution for your friends and colleagues. We bring to you the iArchitecture Store Gift Certificate which is ideal gifting solution for practitioners and customers of Enterprise & IT Architecture. Digital Products Gift Certificate holders can purchase digital products such as short videos, articles, webinars, skill assessment quiz, case studies, eLearning modules, slide decks etc. from the iArchitecture Store.   Occasions iCMG iArchitecture Store Gift Certificate is ideal gifting solution for occasions like business travel, important client meeting, skill enhancement, brain storming session, appraisal meeting, job interview, incentive commissions, bonus etc. It makes your gifting experience convenient...
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Introducing iCMG Online Architects Service Network i.e. 'Architects Corner'.Architects Corner is a service network for practitioners & customers of Enterprise & IT Architecture with members in over 30 countries. Some of you are already aware of this service. But now this platform is revised and braced with new features. Read through this post to know the exclusivity of this service.  Some of the key features that makes Architects Corner a unique service platform My Profile, Status update, Blogs Members, Groups, Events Videos, Photos, Discussions Polls, Quiz, Surveys File sharing, Quotes, Book review Ask the Architects, Architecture TV, e - Learning How to access Architects...
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A new book called “You Think You Are Doing Well? Become a Winner With Customer-Centric Process Leadership!” has been published to help you to develop both your personal leadership and business process management skills with each passing week. Even though this book may initially seem like a random collection of wisdom, it is based on the experience the author has accumulated over the last ten years of working as a professional business process management and leadership coach. The world has become a complex place and many kinds of demands are placed on the people who work in decision-making positions. This book...
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Some business process leaders are doing much better in changing their work practices compared to others. What do well-performing leaders know about adapting their organisation’s processes swiftly and adequately, that others don’t? And how well you are doing well as a process leader? New book from Janne Ohtonen, takes inspiration from the Greek phrase “panta rhei” (or “everything flows”) once spoken by philosopher Heraclitus, indicating that everything is susceptible to change. This still holds true, 2500 years after these words were first spoken. Organizations are changing constantly, under pressure of market demand, competitive forces, technological inventions and new legislation. This demands...
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The Power of Process Innovation

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Process innovation is very important in any organisation, because it is the way everything is produced from products and services to customer experience. Organisations should do more systematic process innovation to get the benefits that are available. To make process innovation happen properly it should be domain of all employees. This article looks into most effective ways of harnessing the power of process innovation.  Process innovation should always begin with a goal in mind. Traditionally, it is based on finding a solution to a problem. To my opinion, that is too late. The time to repair a roof is when the...
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I was reading an interesting HBR Article recently that talked about Business Strategists learning from Architects: http://blogs.hbr.org/2013/11/what-strategists-can-learn-from-architecture/ The Architects they refer in the article are not the EA-IT kind, but the Building (eg. House) kind, but that similarity could easily be extended to Enterprise Architects as well. The idea is that Business Strategists can follow the Architect’s design steps, from a creative high level with principles, vision and so on, to the detailed implementation levels via a series of iterative steps or levels of increasing complexity. Thus strategy is not just some high CXO level thinking or a document, but is...
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