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  • 25 Feb 2015 7:33 PM | Bill Hakanson

    28 February 2015 – Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA – March is ITIL month at S4E.

     All this month, S4E – “Standards for your Enterprise” – is featuring the Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL). This means S4E’s ITIL folio is available free of charge to all S4E site visitors.

    In addition to source, cost to use information, use cases and links to independent reviews, on the S4E ITIL page you will learn the “creation of ITIL begin in the 1980s by the United Kingdom's Central Computer and Telecommunications Agency (CCTA). It is now owned and licensed by AXELOS Ltd, a joint venture between Her Majesty's Cabinet Office and Capita Plc.  AXELOS Ltd. Is a consultancy – ITIL is the first standard featured on the S4E site sourced by for-profit entity.

    From S4E’s ITIL page visitors will find a link to the Wikipedia compilation which includes a section on ITIL shortcomings that some might find interesting. For example:

    “ITIL has been criticized on several fronts, including:

    ·         the books are not affordable for non-commercial users

    ·         implementation and accreditation requires specific training

    ·         debate over ITIL falling under business service or IT service management frameworks

    ·         the ITIL details are not aligned with the other frameworks like IT service management”

    This and much more information on ITIL is available through the S4E Standards Navigator™ portal.

    In addition to ITIL, the S4E body of knowledge features folios on:

    • ArchiMate
    • Business Process Modeling Notation (BPMN)
    • Control Objectives for Information and Related Technology (COBIT)
    • Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL)
    • Interactive Financial Exchange (IFX)
    • Process Classification Framework (PCF)
    • Supply Chain Operations Reference-model (SCOR)
    • The Open Group Architecture Framework (ToGAF)
    • Universal Description, Discovery and Integration (UDDI)
    • XML Process Definition Language (XPDL)
    • Extensible Markup Language (XML)

    Soon to be posted:

    • PEAF

    What S4E offers is an accumulation of web links and information on these standards including the name of the owner or developing organization, version and year released, source, cost, support, case studies, listing of pertinent educational events, and links to their social media pages.

    S4E offers benchmarking on standards implementation among users, use case articles, and forum discussions to help illuminate S4E subscribers. In addition, S4E connects members to knowledge experts to dialog with standards adopters for additional, basic support.

    To learn more about what we are offering S4E, contact me at billhak@standards4enterprise.com today.

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  • 23 Jan 2015 9:36 AM | Bill Hakanson

    16 January 2015 – Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA – S4E – “Standards for your Enterprise” – is a new category company. It is one of a kind. We call it an enterprise or business standards “think tank.”

    Complimentary membership is being offered to representatives of academia, the working press and nonprofit associations. Corporate membership is available at $995.00 per year.

    S4E’s is a resource for business operations and IT professionals that will facilitate access to and understanding of business standards for enterprise. In one body of knowledge, S4E brings together key facets of enterprise architecture and all related business standards.

     According to Scott Palmer, founder and director of S4E, “Business standards are the ones that can be used across the enterprise to improve the operational or IT efficiency of the business.” 

    S4E now features:

    • ArchiMate
    • Business Process Modeling Notation (BPMN)
    • Control Objectives for Information and Related Technology (COBIT)
    • Enhanced Telecom Operationsl Map (eTOM)
    • Federated Enterprise Architecture Framework (FEAF)
    • Process Classification Framework (PCF)
    • Supply Chain Operations Reference-model (SCOR)
    • The Open Group Architecture Framework (ToGAF)
    • Universal Description, Discovery and Integration (UDDI)
    • XML Process Definition Language (XPDL) Interactive Financial Exchange (IFX)
    • Extensible Markup Language (XML)

    Soon to be posted:

    • Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL)
    • e-Competence Framework
    • Cyber Security Standards

    What S4E offers is a plethora of web links and information on these standards including the name of the developing organization, version and year released, source, cost, support, case studies, listing of pertinent educational events, and links to their social media pages.

    As our member base grows, S4E will conduct benchmarking studies among users of these standards, and forum discussions to help elucidate S4E participants. In addition, S4E has started assembling knowledge experts to dialog with standards adopters for additional, basic support.

    To learn more about what we are offering S4E, contact me at billhak@standards4enterprise.com today.

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  • 13 Nov 2014 7:07 PM | Bill Hakanson

    14 November 2014 – Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA – S4E’s Standards Navigator™ may be industry’s first effort to categorize the plethora of standards now being used by forward thinking business executives.

    This “standardizing the standards” initiative invites comments and challenges from S4E members. 

    According to Scott Palmer, S4E’s Director and Founder, “We’ve begun to classify business standards into five basic categories including:

    1.        Enterprise/Business Architecture Frameworks (organizational design)
    These are enterprise architectures or frameworks that can be used for business and IT organizational design. S4E likes to think of EBA's as the skeletal infrastructure for the business.  

    2.      Business Process Reference Models / Frameworks (E2E building blocks)
    Reference models provide a single taxonomy from which semantic congruity evolves. BPM followers can use these as end-to-end building blocks for a multitude of process and / or activity flows. Think of these as the ligaments in support of the skeleton.  

    3.      Modeling / Application Standards (modeling syntaxes / languages)
    Tool providers resort to standard modeling syntax / languages in order to provide consistency across applications. Most of these are widely known and accepted standards. They are the tendons holding the information protocols to the framework. 
     
    4.      Information Standards “Machine/IT Protocols” (registry / repository)
    There are messaging service protocols for the data interchange at the hardware device level and protocols for data interchange at the application program level. These are akin to the muscle infrastructure in our analogy. They provide strength and coordination within the company and between businesses. 
     
    5.      Data Standards “Data Transfer Information” (ID, security, SOA, Cloud)
    Generally, these are standardized frameworks that link business with IT at granular levels. Data structures and control objectives are akin to the skin & nerves of the enterprise. 

    “The standards S4E is currently highlighting include:

    • ArchiMate
    • Business Process Modeling Notation (BPMN)
    • Control Objectives for Information and Related Technology (COBIT)
    • Enhanced Telecom Operationsl Map (eTOM)
    • Interactive Financial Exchange (IFX)
    • Process Classification Framework (PCF)
    • Supply Chain Operations Reference-model (SCOR)
    • The Open Group Architecture Framework (ToGAF)
    • Universal Description, Discovery and Integration (UDDI)
    • XML Process Definition Language (XPDL)
    • Extensible Markup Language (XML)

    Soon to be posted:

    • Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL)

    “By embracing multiple standards and standards setting organizations, S4E brings together a variety of interests and views in its quest to deliver value to business and enterprise architects and other industry executives – we invite and appreciate all input,” continued Palmer.

    What S4E offers is a gathering of web links, information, and dialog on business standards including the name of the developing organization, version and year released, source, cost, implementation support available, case studies, listing of pertinent educational events, and links to the pertinent social media pages.

    S4E offers benchmarking on standards implementation among users, use case articles, and forum discussions to help illuminate S4E subscribers. In addition, S4E connects members to knowledge experts to exchange ideas with standards adopters for additional, basic support.

    To learn more about what we are offering S4E, contact me at billhak@standards4enterprise.comtoday.

  • 13 Nov 2014 7:04 PM | Bill Hakanson

    27 October 2014 – Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA – In its quest to serve industry executives, S4E – Standards for your Enterprise, has enriched its body of knowledge with research and links to more resources on business standards.

    “This addition to the S4E body of knowledge will facilitate the work of industry professionals who wish to learn more about business standards and the field in general,” stated Bill Hakanson, Director, S4E. “Of particular interest should be the controversial Forbes article by Jason Bloomberg.”

    The newly released Business Standards Resources page features links to important standards web sites including a University of Pittsburgh/NIST collaboration, a massive listing of standards compiled by Pragmatic Enterprise Architecture Ltd., thought pieces on the enterprise architecture profession and the top four enterprise architecture methodologies, and links to Wikipedia pages including a definition of Enterprise Architecture and information on the NIST framework.

    In addition, the S4E body of knowledge features overview information on:

    • ArchiMate
    • Business Process Modeling Notation (BPMN)
    • Control Objectives for Information and Related Technology (COBIT)
    • Enhanced Telecom Operations Map (eTOM)
    • Federal Enterprise Architecture Framework (FEAF)
    • Interactive Financial Exchange (IFX)
    • Process Classification Framework (PCF)
    • Supply Chain Operations Reference-model (SCOR)
    • The Open Group Architecture Framework (ToGAF)
    • Universal Description, Discovery and Integration (UDDI)
    • XML Process Definition Language (XPDL)

    Soon to be posted:

    • Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL)
    • Extensible Markup Language (XML)

    What S4E offers is a accumulation of web links and information on these standards including the name of the developing organization, version and year released, source, cost, support, case studies, listing of pertinent educational events, and links to their social media pages.

    S4E offers benchmarking on standards implementation among users, use case articles, and forum discussions to help illuminate S4E subscribers. In addition, S4E connects members to knowledge experts to dialog with standards adopters for additional, basic support.

    To learn more about what we are offering S4E, contact me at billhak@standards4enterprise.com today.

  • 13 Nov 2014 7:01 PM | Bill Hakanson

    13 October 2014 – Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA – S4E is pleased to announce the addition of Frits Bussemaker and Denis Gagne to its Brain Trust

     “S4E’s Brain Trust is composed of industry experts who serve as resources and advisors to the company and its subscribers. Brain Trust advisors have the familiarity, knowledge and experience implementing standards and assisting business executives; thereby adding value to the S4E experience,” states S4E Director Scott Palmer.

     S4E provides a one stop repository of information and references on business standards. S4E defines business standards as standards utilized by businesses for the purpose of gaining a common unified approach in support of business activities and information technologies. As a “new category” business, S4E has assumed the responsibility of identifying and defining standards that meet this definition

    Frits Bussemaker is Partner and Liaison International Relations, CIONET, a network of over 4000 CIOs and IT leaders in Europe and South-America. He represents CIONET on a number of European projects in the area of eSkills and eLeadership development. He is the founder and chair of iPoort a community for the members of the Dutch parliament to discuss the value and role of IT in the Dutch society. He sits on the board of advice of a number of international associations, academic institutions and commercial organizations including the Global Industry Council Directors of the IP3, an UNESCO-consultative body, the Dutch eSociety Platform, the BPM-Forum, IPBPM in Portugal, General Council Netherlands. He has helped organize numerous conferences including WCIT2010, WCC2012, the World CIO Forum and several TEDx events. He is frequently asked to speak at or moderate events. Occasionally, he coaches organizations on collaboration and strategy. He has an MSc from Delft University.

    Denis Gagné is CEO & CTO Trisotech and Principal at Business Process Incubator
    For over a decade Denis Gagné has been a driving force in the majority of international BPM standards in use today. He is a member of the Workflow Management Coalition (WfMC) Steering Committee, chair of the Business Process Simulation Working Group (BPSWG), and the co-Editor of the XPDL 2.2 process definition standard. For the Object Management group (OMG), Denis is the Chair of the BPMN Interchange Working Group (BPMN MIWG), and a member of the Business Process Model and Notation (BPMN) and the Case Management Model and Notation (CMMN) team. M. Gagné is the behind
     Business Process Incubator, a free online resource providing access to BPM, Change Management, Process Improvement, Lean and Six Sigma resources.

    In addition to contributing to the development of S4E’s body of knowledge, Brain Trust members provide basic guidance and interpretations on subscribers’ business standards’ questions.

     

    For more information, contact Bill Hakanson, billhak@standards4enterprise.com.

  • 06 Oct 2014 9:23 AM | Bill Hakanson

    1 October 2014 – Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA – October is FEAF month.

    All this month, S4E – “Standards for your Enterprise” – is featuring the United States Government’s Federal Enterprise Architecture Framework (FEAF). This means S4E’s FEAF folio is available at free or charge to all interested parties.

    In addition to source, cost to use information, use cases and links to independent reviews, on the S4E FEAF page you will learn that “The U.S. Federal Enterprise Architecture (FEA) is an initiative of the U.S. Office of Management and Budget, Office of E-Government and IT, that aims to realize the value of enterprise architecture within the U.S. Federal Government. Enterprise Architecture became a recognized strategic and management best practice in U.S. Federal Government with the passage of the Clinger-Cohen Act in 1996.

    “Many corporations feel if FEAF is good enough for the largest enterprise in the world (the U.S. Government) it is good enough for them. And many have and are using it. 

    S4E’s is a resource for business operations and IT professionals that simplifies their access to and understanding of business standards. In one body of knowledge, S4E brings together key facets of enterprise architecture and all related business standards.

    In addition to FEAF, the S4E body of knowledge features overview information on:

    • ArchiMate
    • Business Process Modeling Notation (BPMN)
    • Control Objectives for Information and Related Technology (COBIT)
    • Enhanced Telecom Operationsl Map (eTOM)
    • Interactive Financial Exchange (IFX)
    • Process Classification Framework (PCF)
    • Supply Chain Operations Reference-model (SCOR)
    • The Open Group Architecture Framework (ToGAF)
    • Universal Description, Discovery and Integration (UDDI)
    • XML Process Definition Language (XPDL)

    Soon to be posted:

    • Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL)
    • Extensible Markup Language (XML)

    What S4E offers is a accumulation of web links and information on these standards including the name of the developing organization, version and year released, source, cost, support, case studies, listing of pertinent educational events, and links to their social media pages.

    S4E offers benchmarking on standards implementation among users, use case articles, and forum discussions to help illuminate S4E subscribers. In addition, S4E connects members to knowledge experts to dialog with standards adopters for additional, basic support.

    To learn more about what we are offering S4E, contact me at billhak@standards4enterprise.com today.

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  • 25 Sep 2014 8:04 AM | Bill Hakanson

    25 September 2014 – Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA – S4E is pleased to announce Scott Stephens, Herbert Heinzel, and Dr. Andréa Crestan have joined its Brain Trust.

    “S4E’s Brain Trust is composed of industry experts who serve as resources and advisors to the company and its subscribers. Brain Trust advisors have the familiarity, knowledge and experience implementing standards and assisting business executives; thereby adding value to the S4E experience,” states S4E Director Scott Palmer.

    S4E provides a one stop repository of information and references on business standards. S4E defines business standards as standards utilized by businesses for the purpose of gaining a common unified approach in support of business activities and information technologies. As a “new category” business, S4E has assumed the responsibility of identifying and defining standards that meet this definition.

    Scott Stephens is an Enterprise Architect with the Commonwealth of Kentucky.
    Mr. Stephens has extensive experience as a practitioner with the U.S. Navy, Lockheed Martin, Lexmark and is currently supporting the Commonwealth of Kentucky. Stephens has supported executives, managers, and cross-functional project teams in business strategy, value/supply chain management, performance measurement, and process improvement. Additionally as a consultant and trainer he worked with global teams in a wide range of initiatives and industries and provided business improvement training to over 3500 executives and managers in discrete and process industries. The scope of projects he has managed/supported range from small, single-site projects lasting a few weeks to large, multi-million dollar cross-enterprise, and international projects. He has led the technical development of collaborative business process models, and conducted extensive business process modeling using proprietary and open source process models. Stephens has recently joined the Enterprise Architecture team for the Commonwealth of Kentucky with responsibilities focusing in the business and process layers of the architectural framework. Stephens currently serves as adjunct faculty at Franklin University, the University of Phoenix, and Pennsylvania State University.

    Dr. Andréa Crestan is Sr. Supply Chain Manager / Team Lead, Shoes & Handbags at Amazon, Munich, Germany. Dr. Crestan has over 10 years’ experience with supply chain management, process redesign and optimization, and in program management. She has profound know-how of the Supply-Chain Operations Reference-model (SCOR) having taught and implemented it in a corporate environment. Dr. Crestan is experienced in redesign of logistics processes applying process and quality performance measurements (KPI), process optimization methods (BPR), cost analyses (SCORecards), benchmarking and best practices. She has taught seminars and courses at European University, Argosy University and with the Supply-Chain Council on the SCOR-model, process management, BPR, production and logistics management and specific business adoptions. She has a Ph.D. from the Université Lumière (Lyon II), a masters in economics and supply chain management from Université Sorbonne Nouvelle and a BA in international Trade and foreign languages from Université d'Avignon et des Pays de Vaucluse.

    Herbert Heinzel is COO/Head of Operation at Benchmarking Center Europe and President of H2O GmbH responsible for the areas of Factory Set Up, Value Chain Management, Enterprise Architecture, Business Process Analysis, Business Process Management, Performance Management, Change Management and Interims Management. He is also head of operations COO at Benchmarking Center Europe a strategic partnership of University of Cologne with APQC in the US.

    Heinzel has 30 years of operations experience in semiconductor, high-tech, automotive and pharmaceutical industries, most spent in different locations of Siemens Corporation across the globe.

    Expert with the European Commission to consult on strategic issues for framework research, evaluate and review on consortium project proposals and contribute in industry consortia to topics like Enterprise Interoperability, Collaborative Working Environments, ICT Platforms, Enterprise Architectures and Value Chain Integration.

    Heinzel has an assistant professorship at University of Applied Sciences in Rosenheim, Germany, teaching Enterprise Architecture and Production Management.

    In addition to contributing to the development of S4E’s body of knowledge, Brain Trust members provide basic guidance and interpretations on subscribers’ business standards’ questions.

    For more information, contact Bill Hakanson, billhak@standards4enterprise.com.

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  • 18 Sep 2014 7:37 AM | Bill Hakanson

    16 September 2014 – Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA – S4E – “Standards for your Enterprise” – is a new category company. It is one of a kind. We call it an enterprise or business standards “think tank.

     S4E’s mission is to provide a resource for business operations and IT professionals that will facilitate their access to and understanding of business standards for enterprise. In one body of knowledge, S4E brings together key facets of enterprise architecture and all related business standards.

     According to Scott Palmer, founder and director of S4E, “Business standards are the ones that can be used across the enterprise to improve the operational or IT efficiency of the business.” 

    Launched just weeks ago, S4E now features:

    • ArchiMate
    • Business Process Modeling Notation (BPMN)
    • Control Objectives for Information and Related Technology (COBIT)
    • Enhanced Telecom Operationsl Map (eTOM)
    • Federated Enterprise Architecture Framework (FEAF)
    • Process Classification Framework (PCF)
    • Supply Chain Operations Reference-model (SCOR)
    • The Open Group Architecture Framework (ToGAF)
    • Universal Description, Discovery and Integration (UDDI)
    • XML Process Definition Language (XPDL)

    Soon to be posted:

    • Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL)
    • Interactive Financial Exchange (IFX)
    • Extensible Markup Language (XML)

    What S4E offers is a plethora of web links and information on these standards including the name of the developing organization, version and year released, source, cost, support, case studies, listing of pertinent educational events, and links to their social media pages.

    As our member base grows, S4E will conduct benchmarking studies among users of these standards, and forum discussions to help elucidate S4E participants. In addition, S4E has started assembling knowledge experts to dialog with standards adopters for additional, basic support.

    As a representative of the working press or nonprofit association, we’re sure you will want to be part of the discussion.

    To learn more about what we are offering S4E, contact me at billhak@standards4enterprise.com today.

  • 13 Sep 2014 6:52 PM | Bill Hakanson

    9 September 2014 – Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA – Think tank “Standards for your Enterprise” is now open for your business.

    For a nominal fee, business executives gain access to summary information and commentary on the major enterprise standards available today. Founders and advisors at S4E are monitoring business standards development and use to offer quick easy access to complete information for their members.

    S4E is a body of knowledge featuring business standards including:

    • ·         ArchiMate
    • ·         Business Process Modeling Notation (BPMN)
    • ·         Control Objectives for Information and Related Technology (COBIT)
    • ·         Enhanced Telecom Operations Map (eTOM)
    • ·         Federated Enterprise Architecture Framework (FEAF)
    • ·         Process Classification Framework (PCF)
    • ·         Supply Chain Operations Reference-model (SCOR)
    • ·         The Open Group Architecture Framework (ToGAF)
    • ·         Universal Description, Discovery and Integration (UDDI)
    • ·         XML Process Definition Language (XPDL)
    • ·         Value Reference Model (VRM)
    • ·         Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL)
    • ·         Extensible Markup Language (XML)

    Additional standard recommendations are invited.

    In the S4E resource members find information on where the standards fit in the enterprise, claims on how the standards contribute to the enterprise, a link to the developers of these standards, how to obtain the standards, user cases for each standard, educational events that support the standards, links to social media sites that support the standards, public blog discussions on the standards, and a proprietary S4E forum on the standards supported by our own Brain Trust advisors.

    Individual and company memberships are half off during this introductory period ending 3 October. Visit www.standards4enterprise.com for more information.

  • 07 Sep 2014 3:47 AM | Bill Hakanson

    2 September 2014 – Pittsburgh, PA, USA – Scott Palmer, Director (and Founder) of Standards 4 Enterprise, Inc. (S4E) is dedicated to improving the operations and productivity of corporations worldwide. Mr. Palmer has two decades of experience working with global corporations to improve their value chain and supply chain management.

    Accordingly, Mr. Palmer, and his partner Bill Hakanson, have developed a new business: “Standards for your Enterprise” available at www.standard4enterprise.com.

     

    S4E has developed a body of knowledge featuring business standards. S4E has identified and brought standards together into one web reference suggesting this is the first stop for corporate executives interested in learning about and gaining access to the myriad of business standards available from organizations like the U.S. Government, Object Management Group, American Productivity and Quality Center, the Supply Chain Council, ISACA, the Open Group, OASIS, tmforum, etc.

     

    The Standards Navigator™ is the first chart ever to position business standards in an organized structure  that depicts the levels of a corporate enterprise and where the various standards fit in the enterprise. From the location of the standard in the enterprise, executives can visualize where they will improve the operation of their companies.

     

    “There is a growing frustration among executives about the variety of models, frameworks, architectures, and processes created to assist the diagraming and understanding of businesses. Even the terms used in these efforts are sometimes incorrect, confusing and contradictory,” stated Mr. Palmer.

     

    “S4E is the first attempt to compile business standards starting at the overarching enterprise level. S$E subscribers can come together to contribute to and improve the effort,” continued Palmer. “Over time with suggestions and refinements, we believe S4E will sort out and reduce the level of confusion that now exists.”

     

    S4E offers individual pages on a dozen standards. In addition to showing where these standards contribute to the enterprise, S4E contains information about the standards and organizations that created the standards, cost to access the standards, use cases of the standards, where you can get support for standards implementation, and links to web sites where you can secure additional information.

     

    For more information, contact Bill Hakanson, billhak@standards4enterprise.com.

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