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(October 17, 2018)

Post-Merger Blues: The Accidental Enterprise Architect (Part 1)

The unexpected beginnings of a dynamic career

 

Your days consist of fitting business needs with IT capacity.

Patterns in an organization appear before you like a cascade of green binary.

And, most importantly, co-workers don’t totally hate talking to you…

At some point in time, whether or not you even realized it, you became an Enterprise Architect—that rare breed of crazy which speaks IT but thinks in business.

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(August 02, 2018)

Combining the pillars of modern Enterprise Architecture: Inventory and Modeling

Let’s review two indispensable tools for any self-respecting Enterprise Architect (EA): Inventorying and Modeling.

Both mechanisms provide unique advantages for handling complex IT ecosystems—and both present limitations which only the other can improve. 

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(July 27, 2018)

How Pinellas County, FL is Transforming Its Application Portfolio with LeanIX

Pinellas County is the 6th largest county in the state of Florida, with its Business Technology Services (BTS) division supporting the hardware, software and networks of 148 agencies and departments county-wide.

During EA Connect Day US, Nancy Halverson, head of Enterprise Portfolio Management at BTS, shared her extraordinary modernization journey and how LeanIX is helping her maintain control and visibility as she overhauls Pinellas County BTS’ application landscape.

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(July 18, 2018)

The Definitive Guide to Application Portfolio Management



What is application portfolio management

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

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(March 29, 2018)

Enterprise Architecture Application Portfolio Management Best Practices



Obscurity in the Application Portfolio Landscape

Imagine you’re browsing retail stores in the mall. You have a healthy collection of business attire in various colors, leisure attire, and pajamas at home, yet somehow, you are drawn to a clothing store. A cream-colored cardigan jumps out at you. “This will go well with my burgundy corduroy pants.” you think. You approach the register, eagerly pay the €130, and head home.

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(November 01, 2017)

Application Portfolio Management: Value-Driven Architecting

Many older corporations rely on legacy systems, often built 40 to 50 years ago. These organizations are also putting off a very much needed overhaul of their IT landscape. Digital transformation is rapidly changing all aspects of business, and a part of the change is incorporating beneficial design and development practices like microservices, agile, and DevOps. In order to shift from legacy systems, there should be an active portfolio management practice in place.

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(October 10, 2017)

How Does DevOps and Application Portfolio Management Fit Together?

DevOps and agile development are two ways to prepare for digital transformation.  Both methods speed up times to market, change company culture, and enable continuous delivery. However, agile development can bring added complexity to an already intricate application landscape.


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(May 02, 2017)

It's a Match: Your Application Portfolio Management and IT Operations.

"I have no special talent, I am only passionately curious," Albert Einstein said once. He wanted to express that curiosity is crucial for understanding highly complex topics. If you are curious, you  strive to understand things, exchange ideas and discuss methods of resolution  with others. Thus the exchange of information is an indispensable   characteristic for intelligence. The exchange of ideas is indespensible for conferences, just as it is for LeanIX: It is all coming together at the ServiceNow® conference Knowledge17.
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