Improving IT Performance with COBIT 2019

Recently I've successfully performed a COBIT 2019-related online training for a larger international audience (DigEco project). The focal objective of the four hours training was to present COBIT 2019, the state-of-the-art IT enterprise governance framework, especially in light on how it can facilitate the performance of IT and the overall enterprise. COBIT 2019 builds on …

Digitalization of economic as an element of sustainable development

As a part of a project entitled "Digitalization of economic as an element of sustainable development of Ukraine and Tajikistan", I've performed a Zoom-based "training for teachers" workshop about Digital Business Models to a large international audience. In a four hours lecture I've provided an overview on digital business models, which are nowadays present in …

Business Process Management: The evolution of a discipline

On the occasion of the 40th anniversary of Computers in Industry, which is a top-ranked, application-oriented research journal, Prof. Dr. Hajo Reijers wrote an excellent overview article on Business Process Management, highlighting the development of the BPM discipline over the years. I am grateful and honored that the author referenced and paraphrased my recent work …

BPMN and DMN applied in Clinical Information Systems domain

I've just reviewed a paper in the Clinical information systems domain, where BPMN and DMN were used for modeling of processes and decisions involved in initiating birth control according to the CDC’s MEC for birth control initiation with the objective to incorporate them into an electronic health records (EHR) system. Authors conclude that BPMN and …

Visiting professor at Vienna University of Economics and Business

My three-months stay at the Vienna University of Economics and Business, Department of Information Systems and Operations, has finished "in the blink of an eye". Vienna’s skyline is a wonder to behold, whereas the Gloriette at the top of Schönbrunn's park is one of my favorites. The featured photo was taken with my mobile phone. …

“Noise” in process-related communication

A business process diagram serves several purposes including process analysis, process-related communication, and process automation.  Considering communication, modelers must ensure that all participants understand a process diagram and the corresponding notation in the same way (i.e. effectiveness). The effectiveness of diagrammatic communication With globalization this might get challenging since different cultural environments may implicitly imply …