How LEADing Practice was created

How LEADing Practice was created

In 2004, the first version of LEADing Practice (LEAD 1.0) Enterprise Standards were based on university research, analysis, comparison as well as work with companies. Continuing work through the university alliance on Enterprise Modelling, Enterprise Engineering and Enterprise Architecture research, analysis and concept comparison, resulted in the more standardized and principle based release of LEAD 2.0 (2009). The modelling principles captured in LEAD 2.0 created much interest with companies around the world as well as software vendors such as Oracle and Software AG (IDS Scheer and ARIS), as well as iGrafx whom are all incorporating aspects of this work into their methods and tools. Below is a short overview of the industry adoption LEAD is experiencing in recent years (a few highlights):

  • 2010, the Official SAP book was published, using the LEAD modelling principles: Taylor, J, von Rosing, M., von Scheel, H., Rosenberg, A., Applying Real-World BPM in an SAP Environment, Issue Date: 2011-01, Published by: SAP Press, ISBN: 978-1-59229-343-8, Page(s): 694,
  • 2010, LEAD modelling principles were presented at the IDS Scheer, ARIS Process World
  • 2011, The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers published a paper based on the research and findings around combining BPM and Enterprise Architecture principles: Presten, T., Hove, M., von Rosing, M., Academic paper, Published by: IEEE Commerce and Enterprise Computing Page(s): 271:278, Issue Date: 2011-05
  • 2010-2012, the Global University Alliance collaborated with TOGAF (The Open Group Architecture Framework) to develop the profession of a Business Architect; this included the process modelling, requirement management and architecture principles
  • 2010-2011, SAP adapted the LEAD value, process, requirement management and application modelling principles into their SAP ASAP Method; providing SAP customers access to the LEAD Reference Content within their blueprint, implementation, maintenance, and upgrade methods and approaches
  • 2011-2012: Software AG-IDS Scheer enhance their ARIS process and information modelling meta model, based on the LEADing Practice modelling and architecture concepts
  • Starting in 2012, the Government of Canada uses the LEAD Reference Content as well as the modelling and architecture concepts to guide the transformation of key organizations as well as to blueprint/implement SAP and Oracle ERP systems
  • 2012-2013: LEADing Practice modelling and architecture concepts applied within the IBM Rational suite software, enabling advanced System Architecture modelling
  • 2012-2013: iGrafx builds the core LEADing Practice modelling and architecture concepts into their process flow, process modeler, performance reporting, and enterprise modeler software.
  • 2013, LEGO Group wins the Gartner Group Award: Best BPM Transformation by leveraging the LEADing Practice principles
  • 2013: German Government, receives the LEADing Practice award of the year based on their extraordinary Service Oriented and BPM automation using extended BPMN and business architecture principles.
  • 2014: the US Government joint the LEADing Practice community and they do joint development around the Alignment Unity Framework and Reference Content
  • 2014: Prof.  August-Wilhelm Scheer the fathers of process modelling, BPM as well as ARIS, receives a Life Time Award from the  Global University Alliance and LEAD Community.
  • 2014, NATO, uses parts of the LEAD Reference Content within their underlying meta model concept.

The LEADing Practice community today consists of +4600 practitioners and has developed 90 different Enterprise Standards with detailed Reference Content. We have 11 Industry User Groups & Standards Committees and 51 different Sub-Industry User Groups that provide a global platform for  executives, experts, academics, thought-leaders, practitioners and researchers to develop, use and apply Enterprise Standards and their reference content.