Wall St ’08 Auditor Opinion

Short quotes from a friend and nicely said:

We have reviewed the management balance sheet for December 31st, 2008. Basically, from accounting equation rule, assets is positioned on the left side and capital is on the right side. Based on our finding and analysis of the company’s financial position, we conclude that on the right side, there is nothing right and on the left side there is nothing left.

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Community 2.0

##2009REPOST##

Did you ever feel that every pieces of your footstep in your life at a one pointmay may at least lead you to a wiser and bigger meaning of something? well I maybe one of those who thing that way. I see that mailing list and my reading during the last two weeks lead me to to start understanding how collaborative working can rule the new competition.
I’ve been reading this cool book )Well since this is a repost, I did finished the book though) for about two weeks from the first day I bought it at a bookstore in Bandung. Oh yeah, I forget. Anyway, the book is entitled Wikinomics. Pretty eye catching for an impulse book reader like me by just looking at the cover. Though I read its Indonesian translated version, the message is pretty clear and delivered nicely. It’s a pity that I’m in the middle of my peak time to finalize some stuff for the end of January.
Authored by Don Tapscott and Anthony D. Williams, the book is promising a new look of how information society revolutionizes. It’s not food company vs food company anymore. It’s not also rivalry between two competing value chains. It’s way bigger than that. What happened now is global competition. I’m not talking global in a “multinational” or “enterprise-wide” sense, but global in the sense that all people are powered by the new version of the little e- (e-business, e-commerce, e-money, e-banking) to enhance new innovation, new product and even bigger, a new paradigm. Collaboration, seems to be the most looked up buzzword defining how people are now empowered to create a new kind of working mode, dumping proprietary products and services. Whole range of collaborations now exist to demonstrate the capability of shared-working: blogs, wikis, peering, open source application, and to my knowledge, mailing list. Today’s so-called y’generation must have been familiar with these infrastructures.

In Indonesia, the wave of collaboration is also moving on. I realize the going by looking how community media is having its evolution. From 20 mailing list I have been joining so far, at least now I’m part of some mailing lists that serve for certain domain of knowledge. One community/ mailing list, KOM-TEK, stands for KOMputer TEKnologi, is an Indonesian -based mailing list dedicating for improving the member skill. It is a place where few humble and IS experienced people are dedicating themselves for the development of Indonesia human resources, especially in ERP and other enterprise application. They hold ranges of free ERP trainings given that internet connection is available. As a result, now more people are coming that are competitive for ERP human resources market after they graduate from the training.

Another mailing list, IPOM-APICS are opening opportunity for those who are interested in industrial engineering and its related field. The mailing list is associated with APICS (a non profit organization that offers three internationally recognized professional certification programs:CPIM – Certified in Production and Inventory Management, CFPIM – Certified Fellow in Production and Inventory Management, and CSCP – Certified Supply Chain Professional designation. Since its formation, the mailing list has been able to provide its member access to knowledge in operation management.

Having read this, I guess it’s not impossible to create new innovation from this community controlled area. And that’s what I call the power of community.

do[t] everything

##2012REPOST##

Imagine the world wide web toward infinitive of identification where everyone can put whatever they want as their internet domain naming address, virtually everything. Now, it is no more imagination. You really can put any name you want, for instance as www.business.ritchi. Or for governmental area, you can simply type www.trade.paris. Or for education purpose, you can use www.children.kindergaten..

After a series of long discussion and debate between internet communities, business groups, and governments, the decision was made on Monday, 20 June 2011 to enter a new order of top-level-domain management ever. Continue Reading →

Commemorating Muki (Arrianto Mukti Wibowo)

##2011 REPOST##

It’s striking me to know the news that you already leave forever from a friend. We did very few communications and, in fact we really never meet in person. One thing for sure though, we share the same interest in information system governance domain. But this unbelievably way of interaction does not hinder me to get a nice impression of how spiritful you are. Since then I claim myself as part of those who keep an eye to your website. You even pave the road and the opportunity for community learning. You open all resources which are somewhat others might have kept in a securely locked top secret folder. This is what exactly I’m doing right now, broadcasting your knowledge to the whole universe. Trust me, I’m learning to follow your move.

Now the Almighty has decided to take you there. I don’t have any information of the cause of your leaving, but anyhow, I would say you are probably better there. God loves you more, and definitely, sending you there is much much best place to go. Please need not worry buddy, because you have stocked your own remembrance with a handful of fruitful, knowledge, which is long lasting and will not fad away or be corroded in any other way.

My thoughts and my heart sincerely are with you and your family. I cherish all the good things you have delivered to the world. Good bye Muki.

BPMN community

Process models are created with the help of process modeling apps. Many process modeling editor are already on the market targeting different aspects of costumers needs. They vary in types of licenses offered, modeling complexity and capability for conformance to standards such as OMG’s BPMN (the latest is 2.0.2). This whole variety of diagramming techniques (or grammars, languages, scripts) require customers to catch up with latest developments.

Have joined this group to keep in touch with current evolving talks and the going in business process management. Have any best practices or experience about BPMN to share? Is there something in the BPMN specification unclear? Do you have a BPMN model you want to discuss? It is a nice BPMN Community place to post all those questions and ideas!

BPMN Community.

BPMN Self-training

##2011REPOST##

I’ve been quite a while searching for some popular websites or communities where I can learn process model for my study. Learning of something is a lot faster when you have people in the same interests together sharing our stuff. Coping with widely accepted standardized process models such bpmn, it would be best to get skilled by joining such communities in complement of self learning.

So finally I manage to find some useful websites where I can learn better and instantly without having the software downloaded and run in your local laptop. Yes, they are on web and for free (everyone’s need I guess) with some registration to sign up. But they are woth trying. Some of them are hosted by bpmn community for academical and training purpose, and some are run by commercial providers but giving the software for free. There, have fun play around making models and gain more skill in process models with an easy drag and drop feature right in your web browser. Continue Reading →

2012 Conf-IRM

The deadline is closer! Must hurry up…wish me luck guys so I can make it this time, this year, after a totally dark hour in 2010.

Conf-IRM 2012
Theme: Information Systems and Accountability in a Digital World

Patronage:
Dr. Michael Häupl – Mayor of Vienna
Brigitte Jank – President of the Vienna Chamber of Commerce and Industry

Vienna University of Economics and Business, Vienna, Austria
May 21-23, 2012

Now open for submissions: Click here to access the Easychair System for submitting your research work, teaching cases, and proposals for panels and tutorials.

This conference aims to bring together information resource management and accounting researchers, educators, and professionals from all over the world to discuss the frontiers of Information Resources Management and Accounting Information Systems, especially to exchange topics, viewpoints and findings that may be radical or even controversial. In the current economic climate, IT managers and academics continue to contemplate over the critical challenges of how to reduce, monitor and control operational IT risks within enterprises to achieve greater organisational transparency and provide environmental sustainability. Responsible IT governance and management is at the core of on-going debates arguing for wider accountability to all involved stakeholders including private and public organisations, and users and citizens. While the efficiency and the effectiveness of operations continue to be at the forefront of IT performance assessments, new dimensions including social and environmental responsibilities are demanding more attention in total responsibility approaches. Regulation is (re-)gaining grounds not only in specific industries (such as financial services) but also across sectors, e.g. with low carbon regulations driving transparency through carbon footprints. Organisations need to re-act by re-evaluating their IT decision making and assessment approaches, change management systems, information technologies and methods in an effort to improve control over their information and technologies guided by new and well aligned organisational objectives. In this context, Conf-IRM 2012 aims at providing a current account on the array of different ideas and initiatives in globalised and digital world promoting Accountability within the discipline of Information Systems.

IT Gov OC 2b – Strategic IS Planning

Do not expect this long to continue this homework. This whole study thing has been constantly keeping my away from writing. Well, now here I am. So off we go. The current resources are the bottom half part of the original source site. What basically shown here are mostly master of information technology course materials under Muki’s time, joining with some of his other colleagues.
It’s quite a long list to repost, as the original source slotted some open course videos in which the sizes are quite huge for my blog concern. Some of the videos are not, therefore feasible to be seen here. I’m negotiating with university’s server management if I can get bigger space. But so far no answer from them. So again, please apologize if you can’t see all videos here. With a step wise maybe we’ll get a solution for that.
I understand if you probably can not wait too long post to get the resouces, while due to my own activity, it’s difficult to only dedicate my time to put all together. I wish for your understandinng, for I set myself to support Muki’s wish to spread all the knowledge to Indonesia.

  1. Wheelen chapter 1: Basic concepts of strategic management
  2. Wheelen chapter 3: Environmental Scanning and Industry Analysis
  3. From Riri Satria: Introduction to Corporate Strategy and Business Strategy.
  4. Still from Riri Satria:Introduction to Functional Strategy.
  5. Introduction to Strategic Management ,his personal lecture version
  6. Ward and Peppard’s works in strategic IT planning. They are one of the widely recognized scholars in strategic information system domain. Chapter 1: Role of IS/IT in Organizations.
  7. Still from Ward and Peppard’s book. Chapter 3: Developing an IS/IT Strategy: Establishing Effective Process.
  8. Ward and Peppard’s Chapter 4: IS/IT Strategic Analysis: Assessing and Understanding The Current Situation.
  9. Ward and Peppard’s Chapter 5: IS/IT Strategic Analysis: Determining the Future Potential.
  10. Ward and Peppard’s Chapter 6: Determining the Business Information Systems Strategy.
  11. Ward and Peppard’s Chapter 7: Managing Application Portofolio.
  12. Ward and Peppard’s Chapter 8: Strategic Management of IS/IT:Organizing and Resourcing.
  13. Ward and Peppard’s Chapter 9: Managing Information System Technology Investments.
  14. IT Policy and Investment Management (with additional coverage like costing).
  15. Strategic management and how to derive application portfolio from strategy.
  16. Information Architecture (short lecture).
  17. Outsourcing.
  18. Organizing IT strategically/high-level on IT services in companies.
  19. Applications selection priority based on CSF technique.
  20. Strategy Maps from Kaplan and Norton (Harvard Business Review, 2000).
  21. Deriving application portfolio (BSC-based).
  22. Merger scenario for a particular one company holding. What do they do with their IT. This was actually his proposal to the potential client, which is thought useful to share.
  23. Information Technology Infrastructure and Architecture Planning.
  24. IT Planning dengan TOGAF. This actually belongs Budi Yuwono and or M.Nasri from UI Faculty of Computer Science. Es gibt method mapping of UI IT Plan to TOGAF which obviously important.
  25. IT Change Management. Since IT planning involve changing organization properties like cultural and perception, we need to consider how to not only get the system ready to run, bun also to foster user involvement
  26. Strategic flexibility with an adaptive architecture is instrumental for both organization with a dynamic business environment which is constantly changing, forcing a constant modification of business strategy and information system strategy in consequence.

That’s it. Please kindly wait for the next coverage. We will uncover how IT strategy is implemented in terms of managing all expenditures dedicated for IT. Happy learning.

Back to outline.

Disclaimer: I hereby do not claim that part or the whole materials I post in this topics are under my ownership. But I make some modification to make it easier and enjoyable to reader. I will claim some topics if it belongs to me.

Commemorating Muki (Arrianto Mukti Wibowo)

It’s striking me to know the news that you already leave forever from a friend. We did very few communications and, in fact we really never meet in person. One thing for sure though, we share the same interest in information system governance domain. But this unbelievably way of interaction does not hinder me to get a nice impression of how spiritful you are. Since then I claim myself as part of those who keep an eye to your website. You even pave the road and the opportunity for community learning. You open all resources which are somewhat others might have kept in a securely locked top secret folder. This is what exactly I’m doing right now, broadcasting your knowledge to the whole universe. Trust me, I’m learning to follow your move.
Now the Almighty has decided to take you there. I don’t have any information of the cause of your leaving, but anyhow, I would say you are probably better there. God loves you more, and definitely, sending you there is much much best place to go. Please need not worry buddy, because you have stocked your own remembrance with a handful of fruitful, knowledge, which is long lasting and will not fad away or be corroded in any other way.
My thoughts and my heart sincerely are with you and your family. I cherish all the good things you have delivered to the world. Good bye Muki.

IT Gov OC 2a – Strategic IS Planning

We will cover a forward looking-intensive work in getting IS implementation successful, namely planning. As its name describes, however, senior managements frequently tend to play down planning and merely hand it over to their subordinates. This paradigm of seeing planning as a kind of short term task would not only undervalue the busines case of IT investments themselves, but to a greater degree, would eventually sprirrals down company’s resources due to the waste of not utilizing IT in alignment with business objective. Failing to meet such alignment, would bear a risk to companies to loose their competitiveness in long term.

Unfortunately, Muki’s resources are way too much for me to sort them out neatly in such a short fix. So, I will divide the strategic information system planning topics into two sub-topics. As explained by the original source, the first part – I use point 2a- encompasses much on the IT plan methodology.The second part (2b) is sourced from IT plan teaching materials. 2b will be posted soon. Before I forget, as I virtually use the original resources, there are some topics in which the materials are not available for download in the original version. This will be reflected in my post too.

  1. Introduction to IT Plan (UI) Wibowo-Yuwono (2006).
  2. Example of a IS Assessment Form (Indonesia).
  3. Steps to construct IS/IT Strategy based on business strategy. This has been tailord to UI IT Plan Methodology.
  4. Steps to construct Guiding Principles and IT value proposition. Inside is provided Wibowo’s IS/IT Plan Map (2011) speicific for the said methodology. It gives an advantage to determine IS/IT strategic focus.
  5. Steps to determine proper IS strategy among alternative options existing in an organization, particularly in a competitive environment using Strategic Option Generator.
  6. Steps to form IS/IT Portfolio to all layers on the methodology. Essentially it’s in the form of layered-matrix mapping. Adopted mainly in blueprinting stage.
  7. A Sytematic way to create IS/IT Architecture. While portfolio talks about ‘what”, architecture talks about “how” each component relates each other.
  8. Steps to create IT Infrastructre Architecture within Strategic IT Plan context.
  9. A template of Gap Analysis for UI’s IT Plan by Wibowo-Yuwono. Legend available for clearer navigation.
  10. Ways to prioritizing projects. See Managing IT Investment and also Val IT 2.0 in IT Governance section.
  11. A template of KAK draft/meta TOR, which will be used for procurement department to set up IT Plan-based KAK/TOR. Indonesia specific.
  12. Managing IT Plan implementation risk.
  13. Example of Executive Summary IT Plan from Department XYZ in slide pitchbook format. Not a real document, but the summary is for director/commissioner consumption. Please consider specificity in own’s department.

The second part will be released next as I get more time space.

Back to outline.

Disclaimer: I hereby do not claim that part or the whole materials I post in this topics are under my ownership. But I make some modification to make it easier and enjoyable to reader. I will claim some topics if it belongs to me.