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Education and inspiration for business transformation

Targeting Executives with Enterprise Studio

posted by George Pang on Jan 18, 2017

When we think about supporting Business Transformation, we immediately start with the detail. Architects and analysts dive into the nuts and bolts, create some brilliant ‘technical designs’ and models but to non-architects, it often appears as “just boxes and lines”. In this blog I will explain some simple techniques to help bridge the gap.

5 top tips for organizing your architecture repository

posted by George Pang on Jan 5, 2017

Software platforms such as BiZZdesign Enterprise Studio are powerful tools that can support transformation activities if used in the right way. Otherwise there is a risk it becomes shelf-ware. As the saying goes: “With great power comes great responsibility”

Leveraging existing data in BiZZdesign Enterprise Studio

posted by George Pang on Dec 22, 2016

In a previous blog post I wrote about setting the foundations for data collection and management, ensuring the right metadata is available for effective contributions and reporting activities. In this post, I will describe how, if the information is readily available, can be brought into Enterprise Studio.

7 Things Every Enterprise Architect Needs to Know About the GDPR

posted by Marc Lankhorst on Dec 20, 2016

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a stringent EU Regulation on privacy protection, which will go into effect in May 2018. Enterprise architects can play an important role in helping their organization be GDPR-compliant. Are you aware of the impact of the GDPR on your organization?

How to collect and manage tailored data with BiZZdesign Enterprise Studio

posted by George Pang on Dec 14, 2016

The average organization is built on a variety of strategies and motivations, people, processes, applications, technology. An important part to ensure that the right stakeholders are satisfied with being able to contribute, as well as getting targeted reports out to the stakeholders – is metadata.

Prepare your Organization for Change: 6 Key Capabilities

posted by Marc Lankhorst & Peter Matthijssen on Nov 9, 2016

Few companies have a systematic and reliable way of translating their business strategy into action across all relevant parts of the organization. Research on digital transformations by MIT Sloan [1] distinguishes between the ‘what’ (what does an organization want to achieve) and the ‘how’

In case you missed it: Combining ArchiMate® 3.0 with Other Standards & Techniques – Summary

posted by Marc Lankhorst on Nov 3, 2016

Since the release of ArchiMate 3.0 last June, my colleagues and I have written a series of blog posts about combining ArchiMate with other standards, methods and modeling techniques. This post summarizes what we have shown you.

BiZZdesign Customer South State Bank Wins Enterprise Architecture Award 2016

posted by BiZZdesign on Oct 31, 2016

A big congratulations goes out to our customer South State Bank for being chosen as a winner in this year's Forrester and InfoWorld Enterprise Architecture Awards 2016.

Strategic Use of Business Models: Strategic Management

posted by Henry Franken on Oct 31, 2016

The term “strategy” is perhaps one of the most misused, and misunderstood concepts in business literature. In this series of blog posts, we refer to strategy as positioning the firm with respect to its environment. We endeavor to answer the questions: how can we (a) improve the process of strategic management through the use of models, and (b) improve the execution/implementation of strategies with Enterprise Architecture Management?

Using ArchiMate® in an Agile Context

posted by Marc Lankhorst on Oct 11, 2016

In the past, my colleagues and I have written several blogs on the combination of enterprise architecture and agile ways of working (e.g. Enterprise Architecture and Agile Development: Opposites Attract?, Enterprise Architecture and Innovation: A cultural change, Escaping the Jaws of the Project Monster). In this blog, I want to focus in more detail on the use of the ArchiMate language in the context of agile methods, in particular the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe).