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(September 28, 2018)

How to start TOGAF with an enterprise architecture tool

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. 

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(August 31, 2018)

Mapping Overhaul - Remapping Business Capabilities to Model Success


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.
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(August 03, 2018)

Step-by-Step Framework for Mastering Application Rationalization

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:

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(August 02, 2018)

Why Enterprise Architects are Key for Digital Transformation (and how to get involved)

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?

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(July 06, 2018)

The Definitive Guide to Business Capability Maps

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

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(April 18, 2018)

The Ultimate Business Capabilities Post

This in-depth blog post will cover business capabilities, their attributes, use cases, and tips to use them in your daily practice. 

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(November 21, 2017)

Why Do Companies Overlook Application Rationalization?


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.

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(November 09, 2017)

What Is Application Rationalization and Why Do I Need It?

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.

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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 24, 2017)

9 Rules and Guidelines for Application Rationalization

 When companies are looking to cut costs, application rationalization should be one of the first methods that they turn to. There are a set of list and guidelines to successfully carry out application rationalization. 

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