Unified Business Modeling and Architecture Capability: Using a common language across multiple business tools

Started building a Capacity Planning Model to evaluate processes I’m modeling in BPMN.  Contacted a colleague who shares Model-Driven process execution vision with the idea to build a capacity and financial modeling capability add-on to his execution engine.  I can see a real benefit in the ability to model, analyze and execute processes using the same graphical language.  Currently the tool suite for Business Architects is a cobbling of various tools which means having to do multiple translations and transcriptions from one system to another.  The results of which is a lost of productivity, agility, increased configuration management overhead and reduced benefits to the business.  This is similar to the problem programmer have had with using multiple tools not meant to work together.  What’s needed for the business architect is a common tool suite or Framework that integrates the various models and variables making them available for multiple uses; Different types of Analysis, Execution, Monitoring and Reporting.  I had this vision years ago during my CIO Workbench / Activity Directory Conceptual Design days.  Now maybe the time to build it

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About briankseitz
I live in PacNW in a small town and work for Microsoft as a Enterprise strategy and architecture SME. I enjoy solving big complex problems, cooking and eating, woodworking and reading. I typically read between 4-8 business and technology books a month.

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