It is a known fact that companies who see business
requirements as simply a 'necessary evil' or just another 'document
of some kind', will continue to fail. Research has shown companies
which are committed to achieving excellence in business requirements
definition and documentation as an integral part of the SDLC will
be consistently, predictably successful.
Senior executives in all spheres of business and government are
continuously confronted with the reality that most major IT software
projects – especially, those earmarked to deliver significant operational
improvements – come in late, over budget, and often, with less functionality
than was originally expected. Ironically there are some projects
that deliver exactly what was expected and do come in on time, on
budget, and to the quality standard set at the beginning of the
So what differentiates the rare successes from the all-too-common
failures ? What role do business analysts with their business requirements
definition play in securing success of a project?
This leads to the question that touches the bottom line, “What is
the cost to the business of requirements failure – or alternatively
– the benefit of requirements excellence”?
xBML™ from BusinessGenetics® provides a workmethod and toolset
that delivers well documented, sound and a tested set of methods,
practices and rules used to collect and analyse information for
your business requirements.
xBML Professional Services ("xPS"), is a wholly owned
subsidiary of The Human Capital Company with eBuild-IT (Pty) Ltd
the majority shareholder. In July 2008, The Human Capital Company
(Pty) Ltd established xPS to empower individuals and companies to
effectively and efficiently define and document business requirements
with the added advantage to quickly identify gaps and/or opportunities
within their organisations.
xPS is dedicated to client service and technical excellence. xPS
prides itself on having a highly committed team of experts and staff
known for its entrepreneurial approach and highly personalised service
to its customers.
By working with xBML Services Group ("xPS"), customers are offered
a complete solution for defining and maintaining business requirements
in a single environment with extensive re-use and value-add capabilities.
By adopting the xBML™ from BusinessGenetics® the following abridged
benefits will ensure your investment pay for itself - with benefits
that will exceed the capital outlay:
1. More Quickly & Accurate Describe Business Operations
2. Use as an Education & Training Tool
3. Use of a uniform way to communicate (Diagrams) between different
4. Operate More Efficiently & Effectively
5. Acquire a tool (set) for generating procedure documents
6. Acquire a tool (set) for documented Business Requirements for
7. Obtain more complete/comprehensive views of Processes/Business
8. Ensure standardisation of Process & Compliance to Acts
9. Improve business engagement/ buy-in
The xBML Business Modeling Suite is the
first and only suite of solutions that adhere to and
leverage a structured, proven business modeling methodology,
the eXtended Business Modeling Language (xBML), developed
by xBML Innovations' affiliate, BusinessGenetics.
The xBML Modeling Suite consists of a suite of integrated
suite of products: The xBML Model Manager (M2), xBML
Client Workbench (W5), the xBML Client Reader, and the
xBML Web Reader.
The xBML Model Manager (M2)
provides is a centralized, secure corporate repository
for xBML business models. By providing enterprise-wide
access, simultaneous editing, and sharing of business
models across an enterprise, xBML M2 enables collaboration
and unprecedented re-use of business models to
support any corporate initiative. As a scalable
solution, xBML M2 is offered in three versions:
Enterprise Edition, Medium Edition, Small Edition.
The xBML W5 is the tool used to
develop xBML business models. Specifically designed
for the business user, xBML W5 supports the rapid development
of precise, complete business models. Professionals
quickly become proficient in developing models.
The xBML W2 is a scaled down version
of xBML W5 that enables the development of business
models using two xBML dimensions: WHAT and WHICH, which
can be integrated into a HOW model. xBML W2 is targeted
towards business analysts and entry level xBML practitioners
for the initial scoping of business needs and requirements.
xBML for Business Modellers
W5 Getting Started
SME Web based trainings Per User
SME Web based training Unlimited
Business Modeler Annual Certification
Duration in Hours
xSG has BusinessGenetics® certified trainers that can provide
on-site training or formal off-site training (preferred).
Classes are restricted to 10 students per training session
in order to ensure only the highest level and quality of knowledge
Depending on your needs, size of organisation and industry
packages in use, there is a productivity tool ready to use
or under development. All products are backed by a comprehensive
maintenance and support agreement. xSG is ready to train the
staff in your organisation in the use of these tools. Online
Internet-based training is also possible through Webinars.
Customers with human resource capacity issues executing projects
and/or longer term business initiatives, we can provide resources
to address your Project Management, Business Analysis and/or
Process Engineering needs. The Human Capital Company is ready
to listen, understand and deliver on your needs. The
result of over 25 years industry knowledge and networking,
our staff is ready to service your business needs like no
other company has done before.
A webinar is a type of web conference
used very effectively to conduct live meetings or presentations
over the Internet. Webinars with BusinessGenetics in Denver
Colorado are normally very collaborative and include question
& answer sessions to for interactive participation between
the client and the presenter. Information is being presented
on a computer screen and the participants can respond over
their own telephones, preferably a speaker phone. VoIP audio
technology is generally available at a low purchase fee and/or
xBML™ The DNA of Business
xBML™ is used to describe the DNA of business. xBML™
is simple, intuitive, and easily understood by all levels of an
organisation. It is formally and rigorously defined and xBML™
business models are unambiguous and truly representative of the
business operation. Further, xBML™ is multidimensional; no
other modeling language captures all of the dimensions of a business
operation. Some capture activities, some information requirements,
and others organisational characteristics, but none captures all
of the facts pertinent to the business operation within a single
business model. xBML™ genes, the building blocks of an organization,
are based on a familiar (business-facing), yet powerful set of questions:
What activities must the business perform to achieve its
purpose? Which information is used to perform each activity? Who performs each activity? When are the activities performed? Where are the activities performed?
In order to explicitly understand a business, you must know these
five dimensions. Once captured within xBML™ models, the dimensions
can be integrated into a single comprehensive How model that
captures the sequence of the activities, the dependencies between
the activities, and the flow of information which, who, where, when
- from one activity to another. Simply describing the business using
xBML™ provides unparalleled insight into the operations of
BusinessGenetics, a employee-owned
corporation, was founded in 2000 and is based in Englewood, Colorado.
It is a leading knowledge transfer and consulting services corporation
based on the tenet that a single business model must be used as
the foundation for all corporate initiatives. To actualise this
belief, BusinessGenetics has developed a suite of educational and
consulting services based on their revolutinary business modeling
BusinessGenetics has been ranked as one of the fastest growing
Colorado companies for five consecutive years.
Unlike traditional approaches to business engineering and process
reengineering, BusinessGenetics has also made significant
inroads into advanced methods to practically apply business modeling
output at all levels in the organisation. BusinessGenetics
prides itself in demonstrating tangible ROI for each business modeling
engagement and has established a diverse client base of leading
Fortune 500 companies across a wide range of industries and federal
BusinessGenetics is an affiliate of xBML™ Innovations and
a wholly owned subsidiary of Affinity Solutions.
xBML has been published, researched
& proven by a number of leading institutions & organizations:
"Business Genetics", Tyler & Baker, Wiley 2007
Corporations/dp/0470066547) - or it may be in stock at Barnes &
Gartner Research Note
#G00137196 "New Business Process Modeling Methodology Could Transform
Market", Bill Rosser, Gartner Distinguished Analyst
#G00137642 "Cool Vendors in Application Development, 2006"
Gartner Case Study
#G00137140 "User-Friendly Business Process Modeling - A Case
Study at Pitney Bowes"
Gartner Research Note
#G00156919 "Taking Advantage of User-Friendly Business Process
Gartner Case Study
#G00149119 "Toolkit Case Study: Wachovia drives Creative Improvements
via Process Visualization"
Forester research note
"Business Modeling for CxO's"
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