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The OBASHI Methodology

The OBASHI Methodology is the thinking behind our software and the foundation upon which the OBASHI professional accreditation is based. It was developed to document, map and model how people, process and technology interact, to make a business work and to display the results in a way which both technical and non-technical people can easily understand.


The process is sequential and consists of 6 layers:

  • Ownership
  • Business Process
  • Application
  • System
  • Hardware
  • Infrastructure

In case you hadn't guessed their first letters spell OBASHI.


OBASHI Elements that represent the people, process and technology in a business are placed in these layers.

The Ownership and Business Process layers contain information about how the business works; about the people in the business and the business processes.

The lower four layers contain information about IT assets.

A Business and IT diagram (B&IT) provides the framework to store this information usefully, in a way which is easy to understand and communicate across the business - it's the Big Picture made real.

Data Analysis Views (DAVs) can then be developed which detail how data flows between your people, process and technology, effectively connecting silos within your business - allowing you to join the dots.

The OBASHI Methodology manual was developed with Best Management Practice experts in ITIL©, Prince2©, MSP© and P3O©. Consequently, OBASHI acts as a shared language and common delivery platform for many best practices as it helps put the practical challenges associated with individual best practices in a real life shared context; the actual business in which everyone has to work together, everyday. This improved business clarity means less ambiguity in decision-making at all levels: strategically, operationally, technically and tactically.

The OBASHI methodology is a new standard way of thinking that will help both technical and non-technical people work together to better design, optimise and monitor their business. 

We've tried to put it better than Prof. Jim Norton, CITP and VP of the British Computer society but we couldn't... here's what he says



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