US 9,811,793 B1
System and method linking use case documents to business process documents
Patrick M. O'Kane, Olathe, KS (US); and Hanumantha R. Saripalli, Overland Park, KS (US)
Assigned to Sprint Communications Company L.P., Overland Park, KS (US)
Filed by Sprint Communications Company L.P., Overland Park, KS (US)
Filed on May 7, 2014, as Appl. No. 14/272,221.
Int. Cl. G06Q 10/00 (2012.01); G06Q 10/06 (2012.01)
CPC G06Q 10/06316 (2013.01) 20 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A system for information technology (IT) process management on a network, the system comprising:
a server that is communicatively coupled to the network, the server comprising:
a processor;
one or more memory storage devices coupled to the processor, the one or more memory storage devices comprising: a plurality of enterprise use case documents and an enterprise business process repository that comprises a plurality of enterprise business documents that each comprise a set of steps to accomplish a specific organizational goal;
a document composer tool stored in the one or more memory storage devices such that upon execution by at least the processor, the server:
locates an enterprise use case document from the one or more storage devices relevant to an IT project based on input keywords, and
links the located enterprise use case document to at least one relevant enterprise business process document in the enterprise business process repository in response to the enterprise use case document being updated, wherein the enterprise use case document comprises a link referring to at least one enterprise business process document in the enterprise business process repository;
a portfolio management component stored in at least one of the memory storage devices such that upon execution by at least the processor, the server:
locates the at least one enterprise business process document through the link in the enterprise use case document,
extracts business process data from the at least one enterprise business process document based on the link,
in response to the extraction of business process data, sends the business process data from the document composer tool and the enterprise business process repository to a partner pipeline management component executing on the server,
automatically identifies process change tasks with an assigned owner or group for each task, wherein the process change tasks are defined in the at least one enterprise business process document,
automatically sends notification to stakeholders and groups impacted by the IT project about the IT project and about meetings for the IT project, wherein the impacted stakeholders and groups are defined in the at least one enterprise business process document,
tracks status of tasks undertaken by the impacted groups, and
automatically sends notification to relevant stakeholders for approval of completed tasks after completed tasks are uploaded by the impacted groups; and
the partner pipeline management component stored in at least one of the memory storage devices such that upon execution by at least the processor, the server:
identifies, based on the business process data from the document composer tool and the enterprise business process repository by way of the link in the enterprise use case document, IT project bandwidth constraints on the network before execution of an IT project via the network, wherein an IT project bandwidth is the total resource capacity supporting IT projects including hardware and software resources, and wherein an IT project bandwidth constraint occurs when the same hardware or software resource is insufficient for executing multiple IT projects at the same time on the network, and
modifies one or more pipelines of projects based on the identified IT project bandwidth constraints.