(November 16, 2016)

Lean EAM Conference 2016 – EAM as driver of Digitization?

This year’s Lean Conference is took place in Munich on November the 15th. This is one of the major conferences addressing the issue of Lean Enterprise Architecture Management in Germany and of course LeanIX couldn’t miss it.

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(November 02, 2016)

Big Data: Using agile Enterprise Architecture to tame the data deluge

„We are drowning in information and starved for knowledge.“

 The volume of data available to organizations is growing exponentially; the flood of data from the internet, sensors and images holds great opportunities for the business. At the same time the greatest challenge remains to derive valuable business information from the data flows. Only 29% of architects believe that their organizations are good at connecting analytics results to business outcome, according to Forrester.

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(October 27, 2016)

Enterprise Architecture enables Internet of Things (IoT) success

The Internet of Things (IoT) is no longer just the "next big thing". It not only dominated the conferences of the last few years, it has long arrived in our every day lives. Even if the majority of consumers still do not understand the term "IoT", most of them know examples of use, such as fitness bracelets and smart household goods, without realizing that these devices have something to do with the Internet of Things.

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(July 05, 2016)

LeanIX Metrics - data is only valuable in the right context

In a series of blog posts we would like to examine, how the enormous amounts of data that are available to us today can be put into a context with IT thanks to Enterprise Architecture (EA). In this first post we will introduce the subject, in a series of further articles we will explore a case study, in which real-time metrics allow for better business decisions, five use cases for real-time metrics and how you can get started with real-time metrics and iterate quickly.
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(July 05, 2016)

New Success Story: How Nottingham University drastically cut project setup times with automated IT management

The University of Nottingham has award-winning campuses in the United Kingdom, China and Malaysia and hosts a truly global academic community comprising of 44,000 students and 9,000 staff. It is regularly ranked among the top universities world-wide. The development from a UK-based university to a truly global setup has multiplied complexity in IT.

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(June 20, 2016)

LeanIX at the Forrester Digital Transformation Forum Europe 2016

This year’s Forrester Digital Transformation Forum dealt with the whole scope of digitization topics organizations have to take care of. Forrester Vice President Martin Gill claimed from the beginning that being just customer-centric is not enough nowadays. He showed examples of techniques how companies can understand their customers as thoroughly as is necessary today – and preferably improve their products together with their customers. This was elaborated on during the two days of the event in presentations around subjects like API strategies, risks and chances of blockchains, Internet of Things, but also new data security requirements. The chosen topics confirmed once more how necessary the close integration of business and IT is in times of digital transformation, as well as the ability to react promptly to changing customer requests.

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(May 06, 2016)

Lean Enterprise Architecture Management (EAM) - Getting started on digital transformation

In our final blog post of our series on how lean EAM can play a vital role on the road to digital transformation, we suggest how to get started:

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(April 29, 2016)

Lean Enterprise Architecture Management (EAM) – Data quality is the key to transparency

In our series of blog posts on lean EAM today's post will examine the vital role of data quality in the digital transformation. How much of your budget is wasted because of poor data quality? It does not take an expert to realize that a central, collaborative EAM platform is useless if people mistrust the information they get from it.
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(April 22, 2016)

Lean Enterprise Architecture Management (EAM) – The low-hanging fruits on the way to digital excellence

In our series of blog posts on the role of lean EAM on the way to digital transformation, today's post looks at the low hanging fruits waiting to be picked. The way to digital excellence is long and tedious, as organizational priorities, culture and politics must not be overlooked. One key recommendation is to regard the introduction of a lean EAM as a change management project. However don’t assume you will be able to address the entire change in one big-bang, but be prepared for an iterative, evolutionary approach. There are three main messages from change management experience that are inevitable:
  • Build strong, lasting coalitions.
  • Focus on business value early on.
  • Don’t condemn change - embrace it.
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(April 14, 2016)

Lean Enterprise Architecture Management (EAM) as the backbone of digital transformation

In the second of our series of blog posts on lean EAM, we will be looking at how Enterprise Architecture can form the backbone of a company's digitization efforts. Since John Zachman published his ontological framework in 1987, many companies have seen central Enterprise Architecture teams evangelizing and pushing into the direction of Business-IT alignment. Almost 30 years later, the discipline EAM has evolved, standardization has been applied, e.g. TOGAF or Archimate, but in most companies, EAM has either failed completely or is reduced to a minor part, e.g. to IT architecture only. Effectively speaking, it plays in no way a critical role in advancing the mentioned transformation capabilities.
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