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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.




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’




Change the Way You Handle Change

posted by Peter Matthijssen on Sep 14, 2016

Organizations have always had to adapt 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.




How to Present your Architecture in BiZZdesign Enterprise Studio

posted by George Pang on Jul 20, 2016

Architecture is an art, created by dedicated modelers across various domains they specialize in. But as with traditional artistry, do not forget about your ‘fans’; art should be meant for sharing. That is why reporting and publishing are such an important part of the process.




10 Time-Saving BiZZdesign Architect Shortcuts

posted by George Pang on Jun 24, 2015

Architects, Analysts, Modelers, and Managers are busy people, any time-saving methods are always welcome. Here are ten essential BiZZdesign Architect shortcuts that you may not know about, but could end up saving you precious time.




How to Save Time Automating Repetitive Tasks in Enterprise Studio

posted by Boudewijn Meyboom on Jun 10, 2015

With the release of Enterprise Studio, the BiZZdesign tools have become a lot more powerful in automating and scheduling tasks. For a long time now, the BiZZdesign products have had the ability to run analyses and to automate repetitive tasks. This is done by using our own scripting language, which is specifically adapted to a working with (architecture) models.