leanIX is a solution that models the complex reality as simply as possible – but does not make it too simple. There is a fine line between reducing complexity to allow managers to process information for decision making and staying close enough to reality for the information to be actually relevant.
Most modern IT organizations face exactly this challenge when they think about their interfaces. The nature of interfaces is inherently complex. You can look at interfaces from a technical perspective: Which application actually provides an interface for other applications by leveraging which technology? Or from a data flow perspective: Which data objects are transferred in which direction? And how often?
When you are starting to combine those questions, you end up with an enormous amount of possible combinations. So we thought very hard about a great way to model and visualize interfaces in leanIX.
Why did we change the interface logic?