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The Business Architect’s Toolbox: Information Mapping

posted by Marc Lankhorst & Tim Vehof on Feb 14, 2017

Business Blueprints are an essential instrument in every business architect’s toolbox. The Guide to the Business Architecture Body of Knowledge (BIZBOK Guide®) defines four core business architecture domains: Value Streams, Capabilities, Organization and Information.




The Business Architect’s Toolbox: Organization Mapping

posted by Marc Lankhorst & Tim Vehof on Feb 9, 2017

As discussed in the introduction of this blog series, the maturation of the business architecture discipline makes the role of model-based support for design, analysis and decision-making increasingly important. Therefore, we introduced you to several useful techniques for business architecture modeling and how they are supported by BiZZdesign Enterprise Studio. In this blog, we will discuss an approach to modeling a blueprint of one of the core domains of business architecture: Organization Mapping.




The Business Architect's Toolbox: An Introduction

posted by Marc Lankhorst & Tim Vehof on Feb 6, 2017

In recent years, we see the audience and attention for business architecture steadily increase. A business architecture provides a business-oriented abstraction of the enterprise in its ecosystem, which helps the organization in decision-making and direction-setting. This maturation of the business architecture discipline makes the role of model-based support for design, analysis and decision-making also increasingly important. In this series of posts we will introduce you to useful techniques for business architecture modeling and how they are supported by BiZZdesign Enterprise Studio.




8 Steps Enterprise Architects Can Take to Deal with GDPR

posted by Marc Lankhorst on Jan 31, 2017

In my previous blog post, I described the new EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) that will go into effect in May 2018, and I outlined its profound effects on organizations, not just in Europe but around the globe. This regulation, and related EU Directives such as the ePrivacy Directive and the Network and Information System Security (NIS) Directive, force organizations to rethink how they deal with personal, privacy-sensitive data. In this blog, I want to address the steps you can take as an architect to help your organization comply with these regulations.




ArchiMate relationships point in the same direction as the enterprise

posted by Marc Lankhorst on Jan 24, 2017

When I give a presentation to a technical audience showing any kind of picture with an arrow in it (not necessarily an ArchiMate diagram), more often than not, someone will raise their hand and ask: “What does that arrow mean?” When I answer, they will follow up with “Shouldn’t it be the other way round?”




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.