During EA Connect Day this past June in New York City, LeanIX Co-Founder and Co-CEO André Christ, shared his insights into how LeanIX is helping customers, both large and small, future-proof their IT architecture with modern Enterprise Architecture Management (EAM).
Internet, data, portable devices and business models of everything-as-a-service are driving the digital transformation globally. New companies are being built and old ones are being destroyed faster than ever before. In this age, one of the key determinant factors of the success of a company, newer and older alike, is:
- How good the customer's experience of the product and the service is.
- How quickly a company can respond to the rapidly changing customer demands.
Application portfolio management (APM) is a framework for managing enterprise IT software applications and software-based services. APM provides managers with an inventory of the company's software applications and metrics to illustrate the business benefits of each application.1
During his recent keynote at EA Connect Day US, renowned data journalist and information designer, David McCandless, shared his creative approach to data visualization. His mission is simple: tell meaningful stories through data. How he gets there is more complex. He gathers and presents public data points in a cohesive, engaging, and eye-pleasing way to uncover what is important and ultimately tell meaningful stories. He reveals unique perspectives on data, bringing deeper levels of information to the surface. His universal design language unlocks data and statistics, makes them more digestible, fostering conversation and collaboration.
It’s no secret: Very few successful companies just work without any goal, but instead pursue a business strategy with a clear view on the future of their market. Especially in today's fast-moving environment, it is almost essential to choose an enterprise architecture approach from a business, technological, information technology and process point of view. This sounds like a mammoth task for many companies that still have to take these steps. However, with the right tools, the analysis, design, planning and implementation of the appropriate measures can become an almost pleasant task for enterprise architects, while adding business-critical value. And all this can be done in a shorter time than the 2018 World Cup season. Sounds too good to be true?
When starting to build your enterprise architecture organization, EA leaders should consider several factors such as EA team size, EA structure, and EA operating Model. We list and explain all necessary factors for you in this blog post.
What Are Business Capabilities?
Business Capability is the expression or the articulation of the capacity, materials, and expertise an organization needs in order to perform core functions. Enterprise Architects use Business Capabilities to illustrate the over-arching needs of the business in order to better strategize IT solutions that meet those business needs.1
Microservices Governance is a methodology or approach that establishes policies, standards, and best practices for the adoption of Microservices to enable an enterprise agile IT environment.
In the Microservices world, developers now have the freedom and capability to experiment with new languages, patterns, frameworks, data stores, and other innovative aspects of IT development. This can result in the operations team feeling a level of discomfort when confronting the new experimentations done by the developers. Various views exist in regard to Microservices architecture having no governance, or a thin governance compared to service-oriented architecture (SOA).
On June 7th, 2018, we brought our coveted EA Connect Day event to the U.S., with our inaugural event in New York City. Building on the success of our past events in Europe, we were very excited to gather with peers and partners in the U.S. to explore the challenges and opportunities facing today’s EA.
We had a fantastic lineup of speakers who fostered great conversations on topics like new approaches to business capabilities mapping, navigating complex migrations, the power of visualization in building a business case, among others!
For those who couldn’t make it, here’s a quick recap of this year’s event:
Business-capability mapping allows companies to clearly see what a business does to reach its objectives. Business capability modeling is an essential view for IT leaders. Business needs should shape your IT architecture. As companies change, innovate, and prepare for digital transformation, processes, needs, and goals change. After complex and numerous changes, the supporting technology should also be revisited.