I've just read the trainer report of our first OBASHI Foundation course. It was a two-day event run at Eynsham Hall, Oxfordshire earlier this week. It seems to have gone extremely well, with Richard Rose, the course owner and trainer, being very positive about the course outcome and the potential of OBASHI.
What is OBASHI? Well, an approach for all people - from senior executives to technical people - in an organisation to agree and discuss the structure of that organisation, identify where there may be waste and duplication, and decide what the future capability (design) of the organisation should be.
'OBASHI' is an acronym for Owner, Business Process, Application, Server, Hardware, and Infrastructure. (When I first heard the term, I thought 'OBASHI' was the latest management concept coming out of Japan...)
Developed originally to map the complex configuration of pipes in oil refineries, this technique was translated to general business processes and systems. Using OBASHI can, for example, go a long way in helping define a programme Blueprint, of both the current capability and the target capability.
The two-day course is accredited and ends with a short exam. Alternatively we already have an e-learning product for this qualification. Click here to know more.