8 months, 4 days ago

Assessing and Improving Your Change Capabilities with the BiZZdesign Maturity Model

The business environment of your enterprise is ever more volatile. To keep up, you need to make better decisions faster and improve the way you change. But how do you get all the necessary supporting capabilities and data in place to do this? More than ever, enterprises need Change Agents. These are the people that…

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8 months, 6 days ago

3 Enterprise Architecture Trends that Will Define 2021—and Beyond

We’ve stepped into 2021 and it seems like the worst is behind us. Yes, in some regions a new, more dangerous strain of the virus has been detected, but overall it seems reasonable to expect things to get better as we move on. After all, a number of vaccines are expected to be released and also most…

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8 months, 11 days ago

HoriZZon Data Governance: Getting Started with Data Policies

We all know that using up-to-date and correct data is crucial to support informed decisions. This is why we are introducing Data Policies in HoriZZon to make it easier for you to carefully delegate responsibilities across your organization. This move will ensure high data quality, as well as support the creation and consumption of trusted…

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10 months, 14 days ago

Advancing Customer Experience with Open Banking: An Enterprise Architecture Approach

The Payment Directive Services (PSD2) regulation in Europe aims to foster innovation and competition among financial institutions across the industry by mandating that banks create APIs for digital banking transactions that can be used by value-added innovative service providers. Additionally, PSD2 aims to prevent customer lock-in by standardizing account switching capabilities, and to streamline payment…

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10 months, 17 days ago

Improving the Use of Capabilities in Business Architecture

As I discussed in my previous blog and earlier, the capability concept is a great help in defining a good business architecture. It is used ever more widely and rightly so. As I mentioned in that blog, the concept itself is rooted in the defense domain, and from there it permeated various other domains. To…

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10 months, 21 days ago

Address Regulatory Compliance Challenges in the Financial Services Industry with Enterprise Architecture

Regulatory compliance is a core business fact of life for the financial services industry today. Compliance is not only about combating financial crimes such as money laundering, fraud, and tax evasion. But also about operating in a prudent and responsible manner and being able to prove that you have the policies, procedures and processes in…

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10 months, 25 days ago

Predict the Future and Build for Long-Term Wins with Enterprise Architecture

On a recent episode of the BiZZdesign EA Podcast, where we had an invitee from Thames Water, an interesting point was made that enterprise architecture can effectively enable companies to predict the future. I found it quite relevant in our fast–moving world. Nowadays businesses are competing more aggressively than ever, and the marketplace is constantly presenting organizations with new challenges. The result is that they need to operate with a keen eye on the future.  Architecture Is…

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10 months, 26 days ago

BiZZdesign Connect Conference Links Attendees with Value

Designing Better Enterprises – Yes, Please! The 2020 BiZZdesign Connect Conference has concluded and we’re happy to say it was a tremendous success! Our theme and proposition for you this year was Designing Better Enterprises, and apparently the rest of the world found it really relevant. So many hundreds of professionals attended the online event…

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11 months, 26 days ago

Capabilities vs. Business Functions: Same Difference?

In this recent video, I outlined why enterprise architecture is an essential instrument in improving the capabilities of your organization. The notions of capability and capability-based planning have become quite popular and important in enterprise and business architecture in recent years. But there is also some confusion around this concept, in particular for those who…

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1 year, 15 days ago

Enterprise Architecture and Strategic Investment Planning

Even when an Enterprise Architecture practice is present in an organization, it is most often understood to be either strictly preoccupied with the management of IT, or at most with the management of business and IT together, but on a horizontal level. The truth is, however, that mature EA is not only capable but also expected to deliver a vertical…

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1 year, 15 days ago

Enterprise Architecture and Capability-Based Planning

Business capabilities are stable building blocks that define what an organization does. They encompass elements such as people, processes and systems that come together to realize specific functions. Due to their relatively lasting nature and the way they consolidate various cross-domain components, capabilities are a very useful tool for facilitating dialogue between stakeholders on the business and…

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