BPTF - Business Building Blocks

Most people are familiar with the Lego™ toy system. Plastic Lego “bricks” can be assembled and connected in many ways, to construct objects such as vehicles, buildings and even working robots. Anything assembled can then be taken apart again, and the pieces used to make other objects. Lego pieces of all varieties are a part of a universal system. Despite variation in the design and purpose of individual pieces over the years, each remains compatible in some way with existing pieces. BPTF building blocks are comparable to Lego blocks, but in a business process context.
These standard building blocks have normalized definitions (e.g., each block is defined once and in a unique way) no matter in how many value streams they may be referenced as component value-added enablers. Thus, the building blocks can be stored in dictionaries where they are hierarchically organized and associated with each other according to a pervasive ontology defining all associations within and across all structured dictionaries. For example, process dictionaries define hierarchical decomposition of activities within a company’s global value chain, while inputs-outputs dictionaries define all transactions, documents and information dependencies between these activities.

Enterprise Wide – Cross Industry - An analytical model that establishes a classification scheme for business processes using a hierarchy of levels and relationships through inputs & outputs. It establishes a contextual relationship with best practices and metrics to help classify the processes which are most critical to an enterprise. (click here for information)

Domain or Industry Specific - Company or industry specific dictionaries that are decomposed from VRM to provide context at the activity level of an enterprise. It establishes domain based views of the enterprise that enables industry specific process analysis and execution. XRM’s are often proprietary. (click here for information)
  Product / Project Lifecycle - A framework for deliverable based development. Directly reconciles deliverables and gate exit criteria with the task required to produce deliverables across all activities and phases of development. (click here information)
  System Capabilities - Defines all interfaces with methods/functions required for the collaboration data manipulations and interactions between system and application functional capabilities. (click here for information)