Susan M. grotevant in "Business Engineering and process redesign in Higher Education : Art of Science" Terms such as Business Reengineering, Business Process Redesign, Total Quality Management, Business Transformation, Process Change Management are interchangeable. Although these terms as they have entered the popular lexicon, are often interchangeably used, together they represent a family of change methods that transform work processes and organizations in ways that range from incremental to radical. The more discontinuous the change required, the more likely that changes in organizational structure, strategies, business capabilities, and cultural norms will be necessary to capitalize on the business opportunties resulting from reengineering work processes.
James Martin has chosen to group these various methods under a larger umbrella term known as Enterprise Engineering.
"Enterprise Engineering is an integrated set of disciplines For building or changing an enterprise, its processes, and systems. It integrates the most powerful change methods and makes them succeed Enterprise Engineering provides management with a tool box of change methods. It aims to select and integrate the most powerful methods so that management can plan and succeed with complex change while continuing to run the business.
Enterprise Engineering at its best represents the fusion of information technology and management science and art. The term "engineering" implies a body of scientific knowledge that can be taught, and whose results can be measured and quantified. The art of managed change rests not only in the ability to assess organizational readiness and capability to implement change from a cultural, human resource, financial or technological standpoint but also in determining which combination of business engineering approaches will yield the desired results in a given organization. . Information Technology provides the infrastructure and tools, which fundamentally change organizations, but management provides the strategic business vision that transforms technology into competitive advantage. For Enterprise Engineering to succeed two questions must be answered:
What is the strategic vision for the enterprise?
How to get from here to there?
Enterprise Engineering James Martin
Enterprise engineering is a subdiscipline of systems engineering, which applies the knowledge and methods of systems engineering to the design of businesses. The discipline examines each aspect of the enterprise, including business processes, information flows, and organizational structure. Enterprise engineering may focus on the design of the enterprise as a whole, or on the design and integration of certain business components. tbd ^ TOP