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Business Semantic Thesaurus

LinguMatic - Solving Next Generation Semantic Information Integration

Business Semantic Thesaurus
Today's business systems face accelerating demands for information that is more accurate, more accessible and enables delivery of critical business values across mobile, cloud and analytic environments. Added to this are the challenges of multilingual support not just for international exchanges but for service delivery to diverse communities in metropolitan centers, trade hubs and tourist destinations. Then public safety and counter terrorism drives the need for international collaboration and ability to analyze information from multiple sources effectively.
 

Traditional methods using harmonization of vocabularies simply cannot provide the needed speed and adaptability. The approach developed by Illumonus LLC is centered around a Business Semantic Thesaurus (BST) coupled with direct linkages to collections of Business Component Dictionaries drawn from physical industry exchange vocabularies. All this is underpinned using open source and open public standards based software. 

The Illumonus business-centric approach is been implemented by the Japanese government “IMI” (pronounced Immee) initiative that is adopting the concepts as the foundation for Japan's open information architecture.

Understanding Semantic Integration
The Illumonus approach combines two core concepts. The first component is LinguMatic™, Illumonus’ online Business Semantic Thesaurus for use by designers, implementers and business users of information systems in a manner which will allow systems development to move from a closed to an open multilingual environment. 


Content Assembly Mechanism (CAM)

Business-centric XML Editor/Validator/Designer with CAMV

Content Assembly Mechanism (CAM)
The single most important problem that Content Assembly Mechanism (CAM) is solving is simpler and more reliable interoperability for business information exchanges. CAM was designed to better meet the needs of business exchange requirements and interoperability. CAM is a product of the OASIS Content Assembly Technical Committee. https://www.oasis-open.org/committees/tc_home.php?wg_abbrev=cam The CAM approach aligns with the National Information Exchange Model (NIEM) https://www.niem.gov

Checklists

Handling Complexities with the Simplest Solution of Checklists

Checklists
Agile Checklist:  "Checklists reduce my flexibility, creativity, spontaneity; or they are too bureaucratic."  The argument can be refuted by recognizing that any tool can be misused.  Rigidly enforced, top-down, heavy-handed, compliance-oriented, slavishly-followed checklists will indeed create problems; but highly customizable checklists developed by professionals and teams of professionals doing the work, supported by appropriate tool, and used by those empowered professionals can be very helpful.  These kinds of smart checklists will take the drudgery and errors out of complex work, and thus, freeing up time for creative work.     Wikipedia: "A checklist is a type of informational job aid used to reduce failure by compensating for potential limits of human memory and attention. It helps to ensure consistency and completeness in carrying out a task. A basic example is the "to do list." Examples of more advanced checklists would be a schedule or KanBan which lays out tasks to be done according to time of day or other factors." Examples: Dr. Atul Gawande's TED Talk; How do we heal medicine?  and How the Pilot's Checklist Came About

 

Business Process Model and Notation (BPMN)

Object Management Group's Business Process Management Standard

Business Process Model and Notation (BPMN)
A standard Business Process Model and Notation (BPMN) will provide businesses with the capability of understanding their internal business procedures in a graphical notation and will give organizations the ability to communicate these procedures in a standard manner. Furthermore, the graphical notation will facilitate the understanding of the performance collaborations and business transactions between the organizations. This will ensure that businesses will understand themselves and participants in their business and will enable organizations to adjust to new internal and B2B business circumstances quickly.    http://www.bpmn.org

   

Solution Envisioning

A business-value focused, scenario-driven approach using analogies and examples using Capability Cases

Solution Envisioning
Solution Envisioning is a problem discovery, situation assessment and solution planning process that uses Capability Cases to achieve connections between Business and IT stakeholders.  It was designed to improve chances of solution success by addressing the risks and challenges present in the early stage of the solution lifecycle. Solution Envisioning embraces a business-centric approach to designing and realizing technology enabled business capabilities.   It truly ‘bridges the gap’ between business and IT by integrating and marrying concepts and techniques from both best of breed business strategy methods and software development methods. By identifying patterns through quantitative classification in  "design by example" workshops where analogies and brainstorming make for the best possible solution.  The patterns allow for workshop members to say, “What we want is something like this"

Laws, Regulations, Policies (LRP) Library

Leveraging LRPs in Requirements, Operations, and Risk Management

Laws, Regulations, Policies (LRP) Library
A LRP repository capability is the quasi-authoritative source to ensure personnel are aware their activities and of the applicable laws, regulations, and policies (procedures, instructions, directives, orders, circulars, memorandums, etc.) in developing requirements baselines, operational guidance, and risk management criteria. LRP requirements are the minimum set of prerequisites for the baseline, in essence LRP are approved implementation constraints. LRP Library becomes one foundational aspect of the requirements management process. To aid operations, some organizations have aligned the LRP content to the business architectures to allow for easier linking policy to operations. The LRP Library supports the processes and rules to adopt, implement, and monitor an integrated business environment. Applied to risk management organizations have a better understanding on potential risks and allows for the prioritization and mitigation strategies based on the organization's business objectives and needs.
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