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Archive | 2009

IMM Endorsed by UK & France Consultant

“The Integrated Modelling Method is probably the most imaginative approach to business analysis and modelling that I have seen. John Owens built an international reputation for delivering real business benefits in all the work he did in enterprises of all sizes. He has a gift for seeing the simplicity hidden in the complexity of any […]

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Larry Maccherone Endorses IMM Data Modeling

“I’ve read the excerpt of your ebook on this subject, and it is one of the clearest explanations of the topic I’ve ever read.” Larry Maccherone: Manager of Software Assurance Initiatives and PhD Student at Carnegie Mellon, Instructor and Coach (Contractor) at Intuit

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IMM Endorsed by European Banking Consultant

“In developing the Integrated Modelling Method, John Owens brought together the very best modelling techniques in a totally innovative way that adds immense value to each one. The integration that IMM™ provides, which is unique among modelling methods, brings simplicity, elegance and power to the world of business analysis and modelling. Using this IMM in […]

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IMM Endorsed by University

“The Integrated Modelling Method makes business analysis and modelling simple, yet very powerful. Its emphasis on modelling what the business OUGHT to be doing helps our students organise their thoughts and better know what information to extract from the stakeholders. Having the Function Catalogue as the core model enables the entire business to be easily […]

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Process Decomposition: 300% more Models 30% Business Missed

[This Post has a Podcast - scroll to bottom of page] In a recent response to a blog article I made the assertion that decomposing processes was a cumbersome and costly technique that added  no value to the business.  Further, that it actually produces up to 300% more diagrams than are necessary and misses out up to […]

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Use a Fad to Fix What’s Bad!

[See podcast  at bottom of page][See youtube video here] “Use a Fad to Fix What’s Bad” – the new mantra of business process modeling and  IT worlds. In these worlds as new approaches emerge they quickly turn to fads that are seen as the panacea for all of the ills that plague these worlds. These […]

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Will BPMN Make You Right?

[This post also comes as a Podcast - scroll to bottom of page][Youtube video here] Business Process Modeling Notation (BPMN) is one of the more common process modeling notations currently being promoted in the world of Business Process Modeling. Is it any good?  Well as a modeling notation it is pretty good.  It falls about mid way between a Procedure […]

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John Owens Discusses Data Management

Listen to John Owens introduce some of the basics of producing an information architecture for data management in this 1 minute MP3.

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Drug Pushers Do Less Harm Than Programmers!

IT systems development is an ever increasing financial burden for most business with a failure rate that is horrific, producing systems that bring stress (and often misery) to those condemned to use them. It is appalling that after all these years IT Departments are still failing to deliver quality systems.  External software houses are not […]

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What is a Business Systems Analyst?

I wrote this response to as a result of being asked the question “what is a Systems Analyst?” The term ‘Systems Analyst‘ is now outmoded.  It used be applied to those analysts who did ‘requirements analysis’ prior to computerizing a part of the business. These people usually worked in the IT Department of large enterprises and saw the world […]

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