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Open Text Metastorm ProVision® 6.2 Strategy Implementation

Bill Aronson

Create and implement a successful business strategy for improved performance throughout the whole enterprise using this Open Text Metastorm ProVision book and eBook
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Book Details

ISBN 139781849682527
Paperback260 pages

About This Book

  • Fully understand the key benefits of implementing a business strategy
  • Utilize features like the integrated repository and ProVision® frameworks
  • Obtain real insights from practitioners in the field on the best strategic approaches
  • Ultimately design a successful strategy for deploying ProVision®

Who This Book Is For

If you are a business architect or CIO in a large organization who wants to implement a successful strategy using Open Text ProVision®, then this book is for you. It will also be of interest if you are an enterprise designer or architect. It might be that you already have working knowledge of ProVision®, but do not yet have the skill to implement it in the right context; this book will help you get there.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Designing a Strategy
Why choose ProVision®
Project management methodology
Next phase
Chapter 2: Making a Business Case
The benefits of moving to a central repository
Chapter 3: Using a Framework
What is a business framework
Enterprise Designer framework
Comparing level 1 and level 2 frameworks
Comparing level 1 and level 3 frameworks
Chapter 4: Adopting a Methodology
What is a methodology
Project #1—building the high-level model
Project #2—building workflow models
Project #3—building System Interaction models
Project #4—building Business Class models
Project #5—building Organization models
Case study—the consultant's view
Chapter 5: Implementing Effective Governance
What is governance
Who needs to be involved
Agile Management
Modeling a governance structure with ProVision®
What if there is no governance
Chapter 6: Understanding the Toolset
ProVision® features and functionality
Modeling, not configuration management
Chapter 7: Obtaining Buy-in
Top 10 tips for process modeling
Using Appreciative Inquiry to engage staff
Distinguishing between change and transformation
Understanding the outside-in (customer-centric) approach

What You Will Learn

  • Quickly get up and running with the key features of the Open Text ProVision® toolset
  • Fully understand and communicate the key benefits of Open Text ProVision®
  • Discover how to manage the repository with effective governance
  • Master the essential foundation of your first five projects with ProVision®
  • Take full advantage of a framework to organize information and review a methodology for building models
  • Learn about the Enterprise Designer approach
  • Obtain support and buy-in for modeling
  • Grasp Metastorm best practices from real-world users of the tool
  • Learn to deal with both the technical and human aspects of implementation
  • Understand why a customer-centric approach is the most successful
  • Effectively deploy a ProVision® strategy


In Detail

Open Text ProVision® (formerly known as Metastorm ProVision®) is an Enterprise Architecture (EA) solution allowing for effective planning and decision making throughout the enterprise. It enables an organization to have a central repository of information about the business, reducing organizational risks and better optimizing business resources.

Implemented well, it enables better and more actionable decisions exactly when you need them.

This book combines theory and practice to provide a step- by- step guide to building a successful customer- centric model of your business. The approach is simple and down to earth, and along the way, with various real-world examples, you will learn how to make a business case, use a framework, and adopt a methodology with Open Text ProVision®.

This book draws on the experience of ProVision® experts around the world. By combining theory with practice from the field you can avoid common mistakes and develop a successful customer centric strategy for implementing ProVision®. Each chapter builds on the previous one to give you the confidence to implement a central repository, dealing with both the technical and human issues that you might face.


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