New CMS Watch Training Program Teaches Essential Skills for Successful Content Technology Implementations

    CMS Watch and AIIM work together to educate enterprises in North America
    and Europe on BPM and Information Organization & Access

    SILVER SPRING, Md., Aug. 21 /CNW/ -- CMS Watch, a vendor-neutral analyst
firm that evaluates content technologies, and AIIM, the Enterprise Content
Management Association, now offer certificate courses on Business Process
Management (BPM) as well as Information Organization & Access (IOA),
throughout North America and Europe.
    Analysis and design of both process and content are the twin pillars of
successful content technology implementations. Without these skills
effectively in practice, technology alone cannot enable an enterprise to
effectively manage business information and processes.
    Developed by CMS Watch in conjunction with the AIIM Educational Advisory
Group, these new courses bring together core concepts and best practices to
give enterprises the proficiency to begin solving difficult information access
and business process challenges.
    The courses offer a strategic overview, including building a business
case, leadership, and process/information governance. The BPM course then
continues by covering the parts of BPM, such as Business Analysis,
Flowcharting, Process Modeling, BPM Architecture and Technologies, the role of
Enterprise Application Integration (EAI), and Collaboration.
    The IOA course covers the nuts and bolts of content audits and
inventories, taxonomies, metadata, document and content modeling, search tools
and techniques, text mining, the user experience of information access, social
tagging, security and privacy, information organization standards, and
    "CMS Watch has long been educating content technology buyers through our
product evaluations -- we're thrilled to now extend training for practitioners
as well," said Theresa Regli, CMS Watch Principal and lead developer of the
IOA program. "We want enterprises to successfully implement content
technology, and these courses provide a balance of instruction and hands-on
exercises that will prepare trainees for these projects."
    Alan Pelz-Sharpe, CMS Watch Principal, led the development of the BPM
curriculum. "These courses offer a core base of knowledge to deal with
information overload and process inefficiencies," said Pelz-Sharpe.
"Investment in technologies without this base of knowledge and experience is
much less likely to be successful."
    Courses are offered as a 2-day Practitioner course or a complete 4-day
Master course starting in September 2007. Workshops in Asia-Pacific are
planned for 2008. Successful participants receive official Practitioner or
Master designation from AIIM.
    Training schedules, locations, learning objectives, and other workshop
details can be found at
    CMS Watch(TM) is an analyst firm that provides an
independent source of buyer's advice and education on content technologies.
Through highly detailed technical evaluations, CMS Watch helps sort out the
complex landscape of potential solutions so that project teams can minimize
the time and effort to identify and evaluate technologies suited to their
particular requirements. CMS Watch training courses educate enterprises
worldwide on how to tackle difficult content technology challenges. To retain
its independence as a vendor-neutral analyst firm, CMS Watch works solely for
solutions buyers and never for vendors.

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