BiSL ®Next, framework for Business Information Management – in 3 minutes

This new version of the Business Information Services Library (BiSL) starts with the premise that digital services are the future and rapid development of services without compromising data integrity is key to business transformation.

  1. Title:

BiSL® Next; A framework for Business Information Management.

  1. The Basics:

BiSL next provides an introduction about Business Information Management (BIM) in a pragmatic way and is written for anyone that wants to start practicing BIM,  or needs a basic knowledge about key BIM topics. Besides the specific topic of having to deal with digitization of just about everything, attention is given to the organization and governance of BIM, including people, technology, and processes essential for business information services.

  1. Summary:

BiSL Next describes the framework of the next generation of the Business Information Services  Library, BiSL®. BiSL Next is a public domain standard for business information management with guiding principles, good practices and practical templates. It offers guidance for digitally engaged business leaders and those who collaborate with them, with the ultimate goal to improve business performance through better use of information and technology.

The guidance offers a complete overview of BIM with equal attention for Governance, Strategy, Improvement and Operation of business information services. BiSL® Next has been designed around the concept of continuous improvement and structured in a way that promotes rapid understanding at all levels of business and IT from the Boardroom to the data centre.

Guidance is structured around the four major domains: Governance, Strategy, Improvement and Operation and covers, among other things;

  • Definitions and concepts
  • Context of the organization
  • Policies and the organization of Business Information Management
  • Perspectives (from the standpoint of Business, Data, Service and Technology)
  • Data Assets
  • Responsibilities
  • BIM drivers (Need and Value, Capability and Mission)
  • Context of other complementary best practices (e.g. ITIL®, COBIT®, TOGAF®)
  • Communications
  • Implementation ideas.

BiSL Next

Twelve elements – four drivers, four domains and four perspectives – are the basis of the guidance in BiSL Next. The book also provides checklists and recommendations. Best practice should not be viewed as ‘one size fits all’ therefore it is emphasized that all of the guidance should be adapted for the organization in which you work. In addition there are numerous surreal cartoons and quotations that make many of the more esoteric concepts easy to grasp.

  1. Target Audience:

  • Managers –who are primarily responsible for implementing and governing digitised services and/or BIM in their organizations and institutions.
  • Data and Information Professionals – that need to understand the concepts
  • Executives– who are primarily responsible for developing and/or approving digitisation and /or BIM governance and strategy and then overseeing its implementation and governance (The “C” suite of Corporate Officers)
  • Academics, Graduates and upper level undergraduate students– who must teach and master a fundamental understanding of the concepts
  • Everyone within an organization –who wants to know more about information and data management.
  1. Scope:

A detailed and pragmatic guide to the concepts of BIM and to the impact of IT on business information services.

  1. Relevant reading

BiSL® Next – A Framework for Business Information Management 2nd edition


Title: BiSL Next – A Framework for Business Information Management (Engels)
ISBN: 9789401800396 
Price: € 42,35




BiSL® Foundation Courseware Pakket – Dutch
Price: € 96.25 Vat.Tax






BiSL Advanced COURSEWARE_ OMS_3DTitel: BiSL® Advanced Courseware
ice: €127,20





December 6, 2022




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