Welcome to Generalized Endeavor Management (GEM) and
Basic Enterprise Architecture Management (BEAM)
(BEAM is a partial application of the GEM Methodology)
One World Information System (OWIS)
An Educational Non-Profit Corporation.
(Helping to Transform Management and EA from Creative "Art" to "Engineering" Discipline)
Provided to OWIS By Roy Roebuck, Enterprise Management Architect
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Introduction. BEAM is, in simple terms, a technology neutral procedure for building the core database or knowledge-base for a larger whole enterprise management and situational awareness mechanism. BEAM can be applied by any purposeful endeavor, whether at the global, organization, group, or person scale, and can be easily implemented as a recurring project or as a routine life cycle process,
Initial and recurring BEAM use provides an complete knowledge-base (also known as an enterprise architecture - EA), resulting in a detailed analysis and modeling of the whole-enterprise. This enterprise management analysis, performed in a structured and consistent manner, provides the means to identify and track the enterprise's evolving "As-Is" functional capability (e.g., systems, processes, policy, resources) as a foundation for defining (via Business Process Reengineering, IT Design, etc.) and attaining (e.g., via IT Development, Technology Insertion, and Migration Planning) new To-Be required capabilities. The BEAM results serve as the ideal foundation for GEM, BPR, IT Design, IT Development, IV&V, Certification and Accreditation, and Operations/Maintenance/Disposition (Hint: Expand the page's view to 400%).
BEAM provides the means to identify all enterprise mission resource requirements and quantitatively justify them (e.g., as a near-term resource reallocation, new operations budget item, new investment budget item, or long term plan item). BEAM also provides the design for a network-based application or suite of integrated applications to provide an enterprise workforce with continuous, dynamic, and full-scale management and awareness capabilities. BEAM also provides the data and content for value-chain capability interoperability and integration of all enterprises (e.g., organizations, groups, or persons) that use it.
An application built to support the BEAM will be, in effect, a virtual knowledge application, i.e., a generalized database application that can be tailored as a functional database application by adding appropriate metaschema.
There are several open-source and commercial technologies that can be used to build a BEAM virtual knowledge application.
BEAM as Foundation for Executive Agenda Support
Use GEM to Get to a Green Performance Scorecard (PDF)
BEAM as Foundation for Sarbanes-Oxley Act Support (for Large Commercial Organizations)
This diagram illustrates the use of the BEAM EA Knowledge Base as the foundation for internal management controls, as required for Sarbanes-Oxley Act compliance, as well as for Security Management in general.
BEAM as Foundation for Enterprise Security Architecture (PDF)
BEAM can be applied to build the Foundation for Security Architecture and Dynamic Security Management Support (For EA-derived Role Based Access Control, Role-Based Asset Distribution, Role-Based Quality of Service in conjunction with Identity Management, Access Provisioning, and Single Sign On capabilities within an IT infrastructure and applications. Or for establishing, maintaining, and validating Internal Controls of data and processes, e.g., for commercial organizations' Sarbanes-Oxley Act compliance).
BEAM provides Enterprise Architecture Support
Enterprise Architecture - Coloring By the Numbers (PDF)
BEAM Overview (PDF)
Other Uses of GEM and BEAM
BEAM (EMM3) Enterprise Architecture Project Plan Gantt Chart (est. 8 months) (Image) (MS Project 2002 .mpp format)
BEAM (EMM2) Functional/Program Architecture Sample Project Plan (est. 1 month) (Project 2002 .mpp format)
BEAM Can Help Model, Manage, Secure, and Improve All Enterprises and All Enterprise Functions/Programs/Projects
We're currently focusing BEAM capabilities on helping enterprises of all sizes (i.e., from the U.S. Federal Executive Branch down to a small family business to an individual's career development) integrating:
EA (e.g., OMB FEA, Zachman, TOGAF, DoDAF, Spewak) as a Knowledge-Base
Continuity Communications Architecture (Business Continuity Planning and Management)
Staffing and Structure (e.g., A76 Sourcing Studies, Realignment, Reorganization, Relocation, Task/Contingency Organization, Mergers, Acquisitions)
Business Development Process
Functional Maturation Processes (e.g., CMM/CMMI, ISO900x, Inspector General, Quality Management)
Human Capital Skill Set Requirement and Inventory Gap Analysis for Training and Recruitment Management
Security Architecture and Management
- equirements and System Analysis (e.g., of eBusiness/eGovernment/eCommerce Functions/Programs/Projects)
Known BEAM and GEM Service Providers (SP)
|Providers||Experience||Area of Operations||Contracts and Contract Vehicles|
|BRMi||GEM and BEAM Service Provider||Washington DC Metro Area||See Web Site. (Supporting US Federal Executive Branch, DHS)|
|CommIT Enterprises, Inc.||GEM and BEAM Service Provider||United States||See Web Site (Supporting US Federal Executive Branch, DoD, DHS, U.S. Navy)|
|One World Information System||GEM and BEAM Service Provider||Global Support (Online)|
Known BEAM and GEM Product and Methodology Value Added Resellers (VAR)
|VAR||VAR Product/Methodology||Contract Vehicles|
|One World Information System||Inclusion in commercial and open-source metadata-based operations (Process) and intelligence (Semantics) management products.|
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