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ArchiMate® 3.0 – Capability Mapping

posted by Marc Lankhorst & Adina Aldea on Jun 27, 2016

In our previous blog, we outlined the relationship between business strategy and capabilities at a high level. But we have not given you any guidance yet as to how to create a good overview of your capabilities. In this blog we look at why identifying capabilities is important for organizations, how they can be defined, how to classify them, and how to include them in a capability map.

ArchiMate® 3.0 - Strategy Concepts and Capability-Based Planning

posted by Marc Lankhorst & Adina Aldea on Jun 21, 2016

In this series of blogs, we describe the use of the new ArchiMate 3.0 standard in practice. We use a fictitious but realistic example company, ArchiSurance, well-known to the users of ArchiMate as this is the company from the standard case study provided by The Open Group.

Change the Way You Handle Change

posted by Peter Matthijssen on Jun 16, 2016

Organizations have always had to adapt to change in order to stay relevant, but in today’s fast-paced market, change is more necessary than ever. The ‘Digital Enterprise’ requires major business transformations, delivered at speed. The ‘unfreeze-change-refreeze’ model, reasoning from a stable current to a desired future state, no longer applies. Organizations in the ‘New Normal’ are in a constant state of flux. How can you change the way you handle change?

ArchiMate® 3.0 – The Next Step in the Evolution of the Standard

posted by Marc Lankhorst & Henk Jonkers on Jun 14, 2016

On June 14, The Open Group launched the new version of the ArchiMate modeling language for enterprise architecture at the Enterprise Architecture Conference 2016 in London. This is a new step in the development of a standard that started in Netherlands, but in the meantime has received broad international acceptance.

10 Top Tips For Building Effective Business and IT Relationships

posted by Brenda Cowie on May 23, 2016

We’re all about collaboration at BiZZdesign. In fact, our digital business design software platform, BiZZdesign Enterprise Studio, encourages continuous collaboration by allowing several people to work in one platform. However, effective collaboration requires you to build relationships with colleagues across the entire organization. The effort you make to get to know other groups’ concerns will help further down the line when addressing any project issues that may arise.

BPM: The Customer Journey

posted by Peter Matthijssen on Apr 7, 2016

There is a lot of power in Business Process Management (BPM) and process thinking. Our process flow diagrams describe ‘what is done’, and support us in designing, improving and controlling our processes. The results of processes should be of value to our customers. But how do our customers experience our processes? A very powerful technique, aimed at customer experience, is the Customer Journey. It is a must-have technique for your BPM/Lean toolkit!

Digital Transformation: How to Manage and Govern a Multi-Speed IT Environment - part II

posted by Marc Lankhorst & Danny Weinberger on Feb 29, 2016

Two weeks ago, we wrote about the impact of multi-speed IT on the IT organization and enterprise architecture. Let us now talk about the different options for managing a multi-speed IT approach.

Digital Transformation: How to Manage and Govern a Multi-Speed IT Environment - part I

posted by Marc Lankhorst & Danny Weinberger on Feb 8, 2016

Looking back to many discussions about Digital Strategy with different organizations, most of them have the challenge of going through a balancing act day by day. Firstly, a Digital Oriented Organization needs to accept that the roles and responsibilities of Business and IT will merge together, whilst both parties need to enable business and IT innovations towards digital business needs.

Application Portfolio Management for Finance - Slaying the Dragon

posted by Marc Lankhorst & Jens Goossens on Nov 11, 2015

In many organizations a mythical creature lays deep down in the catacombs, otherwise known as the server rooms. This dark monster has an obsessive-compulsive disorder. Normally these creatures are in search of gold. However, this kind doesn’t fancy gold, this one hoards applications!

Application Portfolio Management in Local Government

posted by Marc Lankhorst & Ton Baas on Oct 14, 2015

Although Application Portfolio Management (APM) isn’t the newest kid on the block, it has had a tremendous growth in popularity lately. Due to the economic crisis and market pressures in general, IT managers and architects are constantly pushed by their CxO’s to reduce inefficiencies, improve agility of the enterprise and cut costs. The complexity of these tasks leads to an increasing need for tools and structures to help them handle their application landscape.


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