Time is almost up for enterprises to decide how best to migrate from Microsoft SQL Server 2008/2008 R2 before official support services are discontinued. Come July 9, 2019 the following options must be completely evaluated by Enterprise Architects and their stakeholders:
Highlights from two presentations: "Digital Means Designing for Change" and "Funding Innovation Through Effective Portfolio Management"
Representatives from LeanIX offered keynote and feature presentations in Chicago this week to audiences at Forrester’s 2019 Digital Transformation & Innovation Forum, a conference hosted by the global research firm and dedicated to tech-driven business enablement.
Building your dream architecture in the digitalized, agile world
TOGAF—The Open Group Architectural Framework—has been used by Enterprise Architects (EAs) as a common language to plot development strategies for more than 25 years.
It’s big. Version 9.2 big.
But with TOGAF’s evolving library of definitions and symbology comes the unavoidable struggle to implement its powerful framework in an agile way.
It’s like building the foundation for your home. When planning your enterprise architecture, a clear blueprint mapping the basic infrastructure of an organization can mean the difference between a chaotic mess or a beautiful support system.
Business capability maps provide a clear vision for future state of an organization’s applications, processes and business objects. But creating this map and understanding the impact of each capability is a daunting task, especially if your application landscape has not been well maintained over time.
Application portfolio rationalization is the act of streamlining the existing application portfolio with an explicit goal of improving efficiency, reducing complexity, and lowering total cost of ownership (TCO) through a myriad of processes. Application rationalization sets the basis for other cost-saving endeavors, including:
The words ‘digital transformation’ can be heard everywhere. Constantly mentioned in a business context, it may seem as if digital transformation is here to overthrow entire industries. At LeanIX, we view digital transformation as an important tool to redefine your business and catapult your organization swiftly into the digital age.
What exactly is digital transformation, and why is it key for enterprise architects to get involved?
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
This in-depth blog post will cover business capabilities, their attributes, use cases, and tips on how to use them in your daily Enterprise Architecture practice.
What are Business Capabilities?
A capability model describes the complete set of capabilities an organization requires to execute its business model or fulfill its mission. Another way to think of business capability modeling is to think about capabilities as organizational level skills embedded in people, process, and/or technology. Business Capabilities serve as a placeholder to reflect the primary dimension of the needs of the business.
We are living in the era of technology. Smartphones power the world around us, giving us tips of where to eat in new cities, keeping us connected with family members on different continents, and keeping a steady beat of music in our ears as we go throughout the day.
Informed business decisions fuel innovative enterprises. Organizations succeed when they make well informed, integrated business decisions across the organizational landscape. Understanding the application portfolio is more important than ever. Operating an agile application portfolio enables a rapid response to business, technology, and market changes.