OBASHI creates business clarity

OBASHI is a “new standard” way of thinking about how business works and is available as a methodology, a professional accreditation and software.

With OBASHI you can build the “big picture” of your business and “join the dots” of your people, processes and technology.

With OBASHI you can fully understand the inter-connectivity of your business DNA and the critical data-flows that run through it.

With OBASHI you can manage change, risk, costs, data, performance and the bottom line more effectively.

With OBASHI you can design, optimise and monitor your business better.

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What is OBASHI

The OBASHI Methodology was developed to documentmap and model how peopleprocess and technology make a business work.

It displays the results in a way which both technical and non-technical people can easily understand.

It has been designed, specifically, to help people improve how their organisations perform.

OBASHI lets you see “the big picture”, which is vital to making the right strategic decisions.

 

Business Context

OBASHI put business challenges in context

Budget justification
Clear & Simple communication
Cloud Computing
Data & Analysis
Cyber Security
Network Optimisation
Mobile Innovation
Governance & Auditing
Change Control
Portfolio Management
Project Management

 

Products & Services

Education: The OBASHI Methodology book, eBook and iBook.

Training :Professional Accreditation available online or in the classroom

Expert Consultancy: We are the global experts and can help you realise the benefits OBASHI has to offer

Software: Dynamic modelling using our OBASHI modelling and analytics software

 

 

The OBASHI Methodology is the thinking behind our software and the foundation upon which the OBASHI professional accreditation is based. It was developed to document, map and model how people, process and technology interact, to make a business work and to display the results in a way which both technical and non-technical people can easily understand.

The process is sequential and consists of 6 layers: Ownership, Business Process, Application, System, Hardware and Infrastructure,.
In case you hadn’t guessed their first letters spell OBASHI.

OBASHI Elements that represent the people, process and technology in a business are placed in these layers. The Ownership and Business Process layers contain information about how the business works; about the people in the business and the business processes. The lower four layers contain information about IT assets.

A Business and IT diagram (B&IT) provides the framework to store this information usefully, in a way which is easy to understand and communicate across the business – it’s the Big Picture made real.

Data Analysis Views (DAVs) can then be developed which detail how data flows between your people, process and technology, effectively connecting silos within your business – allowing you to join the dots.

A Unified Modelling Language (UML) was, by it’s nature, designed as a visual language for modelling and designing an overall solution, it’s architecture and it’s low level technical details. By using more than 10 types of diagrams (divided into structure and behaviour diagrams) and a number of graphical elements (symbols), UML is a standard for designing IT systems, which it does very well. UML was designed by technical people for technical people, and as a visual platform for communicating technical decisions amongst IT Solution / Security architects and designers. For this purpose UML works extremely well.

OBASHI takes a different approach. By focusing on clear communication, all technical details shown by UML are still available, but captured behind simple blocks called OBASHI elements. In simple terms, from the OBASHI perspective all UML elements can be seen as “black boxes” without any internal structure details (design patterns, message interaction patterns, implementation language etc.). Complexity is hidden and clarity is achieved by simplifying UML details into OBASHI elements, which are simple and easy to understand by non-technical stakeholders.

OBASHI can be seen as an overarching, high-level visual language covering business impact and risk related topics, which appeals to business stakeholders. Combining UML together with OBASHI, both business and technical decision makers receive a clearer and much more straightforward view on system and solution architectures from each other’s perspectives.

A standard Business Process Model Notation (BPMN) provides the business with the capability of an in depth understanding of their internal business processes using a graphical notation. BPMN provides organisations with the ability to communicate process characteristics in a standard, non-domain specific manner. This is to ensure that businesses understand how they operate and the details captured are modelled to form BPMN diagrams. With 50 types of different diagram elements available, BPMN diagrams can sometimes be quite challenging for business people to understand when looking for an overall big picture.

OBASHI, like BPMN, takes a business approach, yet with a slightly different angle. OBASHI does not expose the internal structure of the business processes (their characteristics and fine details) leaving this area for the already established and practically proven BPMN standard. Each BPMN business process diagram can be seen as “black boxes” from an OBASHI perspective without any internal structure details. Complexity is hidden and clarity is achieved by simplifying BPMN details into OBASHI elements, which are simple and easy to understand by non-technical stakeholders.

OBASHI can be seen as an overarching, high-level visual language covering business impact and risk related topics, which appeals to business stakeholders. Combining BPMN together with OBASHI, both business and technical decision makers receive a clearer and much more straightforward view on system and solution architectures from each other’s perspectives.

ArchiMate is an open and independent enterprise architecture modelling language to support the description, analysis and visualization of architecture within and across business domains. ArchiMate distinguishes itself from other languages such as UML and BPMN by its enterprise modelling scope including technical and business perspectives.

OBASHI, like ArchiMate, takes a similar approach to modelling, yet at different level of detail. ArchiMate provides a detailed view into the enterprise with 3 main layers: Business, Application and Technology. OBASHI extends ArchiMate’s thinking into 6 layers by adding Infrastructure, System and Ownership layers, extending it’s scope of business and IT relationships. Details provided by OBASHI diagrams provide the overall big picture view onto the enterprise itself, without the internal structure of the enterprise elements (their characteristics and fine details), leaving this for the ArchiMate standard itself. Each ArchiMate layer is simplified using OBASHI. Complexity is hidden and clarity is achieved by simplifying ArchiMate details into OBASHI elements, which are simple and easy to understand by non-technical stakeholders.

OBASHI can be seen as an overarching, high-level visual language covering business impact and risk related topics, which appeals to business stakeholders. Combining ArchiMate together with OBASHI, both business and technical decision makers receive a clearer and much more straightforward view on system and solution architectures from each other’s perspectives.

The

OBASHI

Methodology

Pages

The OBASHI Methodology has been designed
to be easy to learn and quick to use.  

The book details all of  the rules, laws and  principles you need
to become a fully  certified OBASHI professional.

Laws of OBASHI

Relationship Rules

Core Principles

Laws of Digital Dynamics

Relationship Types

Spatial classifications

Element Types

Impact Rules

Project phases

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iBook

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eBook

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Hardcopy

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Software

The OBASHI software automates The OBASHI Methodology.
Model your business and map your dataflows.

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