Dipl.-Ing. Harald J. Loydl

Innovative Thinker, Entrepreneur, Coach.

Senior Consultant
– Avaloq Banking System
– Business Process Management and Case Management
– Domain-Driven Design and UML-Modeling

Avaloq Certified Professional (since 2007)
PMI CAPM (2012)
Dipl.-Ing. El. (1996)

My specialties:
– Analysis, Design and Requirements Modeling in Avaloq, generally in Banking Domains
– Process- and Case Modeling with BPMN 2.0 and CMMN 1.0
– BPM/Case Management Engine Architectures and Integration
– change the system

My Clients:

– Arizon (Zurich / St. Gallen, Switzerland)
– Avaloq (Zurich, Switzerland)
– Raiffeisenbank (St. Gallen, Switzerland)
– Barclays Wealth (Geneva, Switzerland)
– Baloise Bank SoBa (Solothurn, Switzerland)
– RBS Coutts (Zurich, Switzerland)
– Basler Kantonalbank / Bank Coop (Basel, Switzerland)
– Bank Vontobel (Zurich, Switzerland)

CIO Dialog 2013 Switzerland

Together with Lionel Pilorget from Basler Kantonalbank (BKB) I gave a speech on CIO Dialog 2013 (Switzerland) in Zurich, Okt. 28th.

Topics included: Modelling Business Processes, BPMN 2.0, 100% model based BPM, how to deal with the challenges IT departments are facing and why modelling is the key capability to cope with most of the problems in Business-IT-relations.

Attached are the slides (german only).

Value-your-IT_ 2013_v1.31

Visualize Avaloq workflows with Process Mining

Visualize your Avaloq stex-, payment-, or whatever-you-like-workflow with one of the best Process Mining Tools – DISCO from Fluxicon.

With three easy steps you get an inside view of your Avaloq banking processes! 

You are a business process owner

You are responsible for a business process implemented in Avaloq (possibly including other sub-systems). We can help you to:

  • Visualize your Avaloq workflows ‘in a minute’
  • Get a better understanding of the complex processes
  • Be in control and know what is going on

You are a consultant

  • Speed up the process discovery phase
    e.g. creation of graphical state chart of Avaloq workflows (as they are really used)
  • Objective data helps to support your recommendation
  • Improve customer satisfaction by doing more, in the same time

Process Mining Results
You’ll get workflow state charts (frequency and performance possible), overall statistics, Avaloq order variants, you can filter and drill down to the single Avaloq order.

Here are some impressions:

process_example001 process_example002 process_example003 process_example004 process_example005 process_example008 process_example009 process_example010process_example011

How is that accomplished?

Well, basically there are three easy steps:

  1. execute a Select-SQL on your Avaloq instance (e.g. daily clone of production)
  2. export SQL result as csv file
  3. import the csv file into Fluxicon DISCO
    and start visualizing your process in many different ways (apply filters, select different views, etc.)

Start Process Mining with your data!

Any comments or questions? 

List of Books

This is my selection of recommended or simply interesting books I read in the past.
I will update this list from time to time.

UML, BPMN, Software-Architecture

  1. Domain-Driven Design: Tackling Complexity in the Heart of Software, Eric J. Evans, Addison Wesley, 2003
  2. Software-Architekturen dokumentieren und kommunizieren, Stefan Zörner, Hanser Verlag, 2012
  3. Model-Based Development: Applications, H.S. Lahman, Addison-Wesley 2011
  4. BPMN Method & Style, 2nd Edition, Bruce Silver, Cody-Cassidy Press, 2011
  5. Moderne Softwarearchitektur, Umsichtig planen, robust bauen mit Quasar, J. Siedersleben, Verlag dpunkt, 2004
  6. Model Driven Architecture with Executable UML, C. Raistrick, P. Francis, J. Wright, I. Wilkie, Cambridge 2004
  7. MDA Distilled, Principles of Model-Driven Architecture, S. Mellor, K. Scott, A. Uhl, D. Weise, , Addison-Wesley 2004
  8. The MDA Journal, Straight from the Masters, D. S. Frankel & John Parodi, Meghan-Kiffer Press 2004
  9. The Object Contraint Language Second Edition, Getting Your Models Ready For MDA, J. Warmer, A. Kleppe, , Addison-Wesley 2003
  10. Executable UML, How to build class models, Leon Starr, Prentice Hall, 2002
  11. Executable UML, A Foundation For Model-Driven Architecture, Stephen J. Mellor, Marc J. Balcer, Addison-Wesley 2002
  12. Testing Object-Oriented Systems. Models, Patterns, and Tools, Robert V. Binder, Addison-Wesley 2000
  13. Das UML-Handbuch, Grady Booch, Jim Rumbaugh, Ivar Jacobson, Addison-Wesley 1999


  1. The Lean Startup – How Today’s Entrepreneurs use continuous innovation to create radically successful businesses, Chris Ries, Crown Publishing, 2011
  2. Der Weg zum erfolgreichen Unternehmer, Stefan Merath, Gabal 2010
  3. Planen, gründen, wachsen, McKinsey&Company, Inc., 2000

General Management 

  1. The seven habits of highly effective people, Stephen R. Covey, Free Press 1989 / 2004
  2. Führen Leisten Leben – Wirksames Management für eine neue Zeit, Fredmund Malik, Deutsche Verlags-Anstalt 2000
  3. Management, Das A und O des Handwerks, aus der Reihe “Management: Komplexität meistern”, Fredmund Malik, Campus 2007
  4. Der Weg zum erfolgreichen Unternehmer, Stefan Merath, Gabal 2010

Requirements Engineering

  1. Requirements-Engineering und Management.
    Professionelle, iterative Anforderungsanalyse für die Praxis, chris Rupp & die Sophisten, Hanser 2007
  2. Systemanalyse kompakt, SOPHIST GROUP / Chris Rupp, Elsevier Spektrum akademischer Verlag, 2004

Project Management

  1. Project Management PMBOK Guide, PMI 2012
  2. Handbuch Projektmanagement, J. Kuster, E. Huber, R. Lippmann, A. Schmid, E. Schneider, U. Witschi, R. Wüst, Springer, 2011

Programming & Databases

  1. Troubleshooting Oracle Performance, C. Antognini, Apress 2008
  2. Extreme Programming, Kent Beck, Addison-Wesley 2000
  3. Java 2, Guido Krüger, Addison-Wesley 2001
  4. Client/Server Programming with JAVA and CORBA Second Edition, R. Orfali, D. Harkey, Wiley 1998