Wednesday, January 26, 2005

Workflow modelling

Finally i found some great books related to proven techniques for identifying, modelling and redesign business processes. This time not the 24th description of ITIL or Prince2 methodoly, but a really pragmatic, no-nonsens and to-the-point description.
'Workflow modeling' written by Alec Sharp and Patrick McDermott is infact a book which should be read by every project manager, and functional analyst.It brings the two disciplines of management and ICT together, with a clear view and description to understand both worlds.
The book isn't about technology, but it deals with adaption of new methods and approaches for solving business problems. The different steps are very well explained and documented with practical samples.
So go to the Amazon website, and do yourself a favor !

Sunday, January 16, 2005

ICT vs. Business

It’s always a surprise if you have a meeting with an ICT-guy around business topics. Going from ‘to the point’ to... how can I force my idea and protect my job.
I believe it’s the only department inside a company, which thinks they are more then example the bookkeeping or production department.

From what I know there are not much technology bubbles who create real business, inside a traditional company. Take a look on music stores, photo labs who are still struggling to survive today, despite the availability of all this technology.

We can do better from both sides… ICT should try to understand the business processes and the challenges of today, and use technology as support platform for the business. On the other side business should try to understand that’s it’s not always install and run.

Let’s pull all at the same side of the string !

Monday, January 03, 2005

Welcome to my first blog posting.

The meaning of this blog is to share my findings from both business and technology point of view, related to the integration of both worlds. Both worlds? Well despite the huge advantage technology brings, I'm still surprised about the complexity and difficulty we have to use the technology as an advantage to our business. (not only my business ….. but overall).I hope I can share some experience with this weblog and get some positive feedback, so we can all pull the same string………… having a better integration of business and technology…….. and this can not be reached by better software alone.