eVision is a medium sized Canadian firm working in the domain of Research Management. I was working mainly with Canada Foundation for Innovation. Judith Paradis was my direct manager.
My objective at eVision was to help integrate Business Process Management (BPM) activities with Business Analysis and Software Development. We deployed BPM to help in the documentation of business activities and to guide the development of a research management system. We used Process Models to enhance the efficiency of current processes and to build a TO-BE model. Later in the development life cycle we reused the BPM artifacts in building cost estimates, deliverable tracking, and training development.
After 18 months, we had succeeded in modeling the entire processes at CFI. We conducted a survey to assess the effectiveness of the BPM initiative. The summary of our BPM methodology and the results of the survey are documented in this white paper.