4 days ago

How to Engage with C-level Executives So That They Take Note

We feel comfortable collaborating with our peers and other technology professionals because this has always been part of the traditional role of an Enterprise Architect. Today, our roles have changed. The digital age demands a new approach in that we need to communicate with a growing network of collaborators. Enterprise Architecture has become a strategic…

8 days ago

Mapping between ServiceNow’s CSDM and ArchiMate: discover a new digitized world of management support

Bizzdesign recently launched an application for ServiceNow, titled Bizzdesign Integration for ServiceNow, available in the ServiceNow Store. In this blog post, we want to give you some more background. As you can imagine, there are many use cases for the integration between a platform for IT service and asset management and operations (ServiceNow) and a…

1 month, 12 days ago

How to use Metro Maps to Visualize Dataflow for a Business Audience

ArchiMate is the modeling language of choice for most enterprise architects. When ArchiMate is communicated to a business audience, however, the default visualization is often perceived as too technical. To solve this, Bizzdesign is creating alternative ways of visualizing ArchiMate models, such as the Metro Map. The new Metro Map view visualizes dataflow or processes…

1 month, 20 days ago

How to Measure Business Capability Aspects

As we explained in our previous blog on capability assessment, to effectively assess Capabilities and execute Capability-Based Planning, we need to define three dimensions: Strategic Importance, Capability Maturity, and Adaptability, and measure them. Simply put, the first dimension lets you prioritize those capabilities that are most important to your enterprise; the second focuses on where…

2 months, 8 days ago

An approach: how to assess Business Capabilities

Capability-Based Planning activities are structured in a cycle: Map, assess, plan, and control. It shows us where to begin and the next steps to gradually increase the impact on the organization. Read more in our whitepaper: “How Business Architecture contributes to successful strategy execution”. In the “Map” phase, we define and create the Capability Map,…

2 months, 14 days ago

Data-Driven Decision-making: How Architects can Unlock Data to Support Your Execs

How to find and connect the right data to make impactful insights that influence digital transformation decisions As architects, we’re in a unique position to leverage an enterprise view to ensure that boardroom-level executives have the data they need to drive business outcomes. This is especially important in the digital age, where executives look at…

2 months, 15 days ago

Storytelling best practices for architects: use BiZZdesign Coach to build better stories

Architects are typically professional at creating designs, analyses and plans that set their audiences in motion. However, to captivate your audiences, it’s important to create appealing visuals to convey a key message successfully. Yet, if your visuals are not presented with adequate context and structure, the impact of your message is limited at best. How…

3 months, 7 days ago

Design Principles for Business Capability Maps (Part 2)

Value is delivered to the enterprise when Capability Maps are readily accepted and adopted as a strategic planning tool. Business stakeholders can make data-driven decisions and align and prioritize investment decisions, among others. In part 1 of our blog series on Business Capability Maps, we’ve identified design principles focusing on the stakeholders consuming the Capability…

3 months, 15 days ago

Business Architecture Becomes Mainstream in the Boardroom

Business Architecture is nowadays gaining more traction among executives because it plays a key role in enabling organizations to transform into a composable enterprise, a term coined by research and advisory firm Gartner, Inc. Business Architecture is used by architects as a form of business analysis to identify business value that’s focused on what the…

5 months, 2 days ago

Design Principles for Business Capability Maps (Part 1)

Business Capability Maps are used for a variety of strategic change purposes such as to align business leaders and other stakeholders on investment decisions. Capabilities are not IT concepts but are used to describe the abilities of an enterprise, i.e. what activities it’s able to do, either now or in the future, rather than how…

6 months, 1 day ago

Tips for successful Enterprise Architecture tool adoption

Tips for successful Enterprise Architecture tool adoptionGuest blog written by Eddie Walker, director at Edifit Enterprise Architecture tools offer a platform to transform your architecture capability. Like any other system rollout, outcomes depend on managing the necessary business change to ensure successful adoption. Here are some tips based on our experiences. Prioritize the outcomes you want to achieve Be clear on…