Ton Baas

Challenges of an Enterprise Architect; the fear of change

Posted by Ton Baas on 20 January 2015

Tags: Enterprise Architecture Management

Change is difficult. This is a given for most people but it is always interesting to see how organizations cope with this. Mostly change is a black box, something we experience from the sideline and can only observe afterwards. Luckily I was able to experience some challenges that come with change firsthand during my graduation internship for my MSc Urban, Port & Transport Economics. 

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Suleiman Shehu

Two Competing Decision Model standards or one Composite Model?

Posted by Suleiman Shehu on 16 January 2015

Tags: Decision Model Management

In order for Decision Management to be successfully implemented within an organization the following capabilities and technologies must be present:

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Marc Lankhorst & Sven van Dijk

Business Transformation: Coordinating Enterprise Portfolio Management with Other Disciplines

Posted by Marc Lankhorst & Sven van Dijk on 13 January 2015

Tags: Enterprise Architecture Management

As outlined in another blog, architecture-based enterprise portfolio management plays a crucial role in an integrated business transformation approach. Portfolio management is responsible for allocating investments to various asset categories and for creating a healthy project and program portfolio mix that realizes the organizational goals. There should be a balance in, for example, the types of projects (development, research, etc.) and long-term and short-term projects. 

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Jens Goossens

3 things everybody ought to know about the benefits of decision management!

Posted by Jens Goossens on 09 January 2015

Tags: Decision Model Management

Be honest, do you consider yourself a great decision maker? I believe, with a few exceptions, that many people are not able to make optimal decisions. Why you might ask? Well, the answer is quite simple: people don’t have the time to collect and analyze all the available data and information that can be collected from information systems in your organization, suppliers, customers and other external sources. In addition, people’s capacity to process and store certain amounts of information is very limited. Just try to remember what you had for dinner two weeks ago. But don’t worry help is on the way, because in this blog I will list three important benefits of Decision Management that everyone should know of in order to improve your business outcomes.

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Mathilde Tempert

Digital enterprise and change capability

Posted by Mathilde Tempert on 08 January 2015

Tags: Business Model Management, Enterprise Architecture Management, Governance, Risk & Compliance

New technological developments emerge at an increasing pace.  Recent examples include Google Glass, Big Data, e-Coaching, wearables, 3D printing, Internet of Things etc. The potential is considered enormous, and expectations to derive value from these innovations are sky high. We already see this around us: HEMA, a Dutch chain of retail stores recently started a 3D printing service which allows customers to design and print their own jewelry. New jewelry product lines can be designed and sold at a reasonable price, once patterns are discovered among the custom designs. Organizations have no choice than to adapt and respond to these new developments in order to survive. A digital enterprise is an organization that builds upon such digital technologies, within the organization as well as in co-operation with partners and customers, in order to create a competitive position in the market.

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Remco Blom

Enterprise Architecture for decision makers: seven tips

Posted by Remco Blom on 06 January 2015

Tags: Enterprise Architecture Management

Enterprise architecture is relevant for a member of the board! At least, that is what architect believe (or hope?). But CxO’s often do not agree. They do not experience the true value of architecture. What can an architect doe to improve this? Recently, BiZZdesign organized a very successful seminar on Enterprise Architecture in Healthcare. We discussed this topic with attendees and the conclusion are presented in this blog post. An overview of  the tips from this meeting:

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Marc Lankhorst

Escaping the Jaws of the Project Monster

Posted by Marc Lankhorst on 30 December 2014

Tags: Enterprise Architecture Management

Musing about the reasons why many large organizations see many of their IT initiatives fail or underachieve (see for example this recent report by the Dutch parliamentary commission on ICT, describing IT failures in government), I came up with a rather simple conclusion: ‘project thinking’ is the root cause of these disappointments. Let me explain. 

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Bas van Gils & Sven van Dijk

The ArchiMate Files - 7. Language issues

Posted by Bas van Gils & Sven van Dijk on 23 December 2014

Tags: Enterprise Architecture Management

This is the seventh posting in our series on using ArchiMate in practice. So far we have considered the mind of the architect as well as several ‘fundamentals’ in the language: the structure / behavior dichotomy, three layers, internal / external aspects of each domain, specialization, and the use of views & viewpoints. In this posting we will discuss some ‘philosophical’ and practical issues that you may run into when using ArchiMate.

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Remco Blom

“We are different! But are we really different?”

Posted by Remco Blom on 19 December 2014

Tags: Enterprise Architecture Management

“Many stakeholders consider their organization as unique.” Depending on the level of abstraction you take as viewpoint, you can argue this statement is either right or wrong. It is interesting from an enterprise architecture perspective to understand why stakeholders stress this uniqueness and what are the benefits of understanding where the organization really is different from others. Recently there was a very successful seminar on Enterprise Architecture in Healthcare at BiZZdesign’s Dutch Amersfoort office. Therefore we use the example of the healthcare industry to illustrate things.

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Suleiman Shehu

What is Decision Management?

Posted by Suleiman Shehu on 16 December 2014

Tags: Decision Model Management

A major challenge facing business today is how to harness the creative abilities and business knowledge of its employees to gain strategic advantages over its competitors that in turn result in significant increases in profitable sales and or reduction in business costs.

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