12 days ago

The Open Group ‘Open Digital Standards’ Virtual Event April 26 – 28, 2021 – Highlights Blog

As organizations across all industries strive to become Digital First, open standards are more important than ever for providing the necessary frameworks and career development tools to drive transformation progress.

This week, our ‘Open Digital Standards’ Virtual Event April 26-28 brought together experts from across the globe to provide guidance for the creation and implementation of open digital standards. It was fantastic to see 1,300 attendees from more than 85 countries gather virtually to discuss various approaches and best practices for making sense of the evolving business landscape and delivering digital products and services.

19 days ago

Enterprise Architecture, Open Standards, and Aircraft Certification

Aircraft safely is of interest to everyone around the world. To address aircraft safety there are certification processes in place where two organizations with the greatest involvement are the FAA (Federal Aviation Agency) in the US, and the EASA (European Union Aviation Safety Agency) in Europe.

Certification is how the FAA manages risk through safety assurance. It provides the FAA confidence that a proposed product or operation will meet FAA safety expectations to protect the public. Certification affirms that FAA requirements have been met.

1 month, 15 days ago

The Open Group OSDU™ Mercury Launch Event: A Key Milestone for the Energy Industry

This week, The Open Group OSDU™ Forum celebrated a milestone for the energy industry: the launch of the OSDU™ Data Platform Mercury Release. The new Open Source, standards-based data platform represents a key achievement of the OSDU Forum in a very short space of time – illustrating the importance of cross-industry collaboration for supporting the world’s changing energy needs. 

1 month, 15 days ago

The Open Group OSDU™ Mercury Launch Event: A Key Milestone for the Energy Industry

This week, The Open Group OSDU™ Forum celebrated a milestone for the energy industry: the launch of the OSDU™ Data Platform Mercury Release. The new Open Source, standards-based data platform represents a key achievement of the OSDU Forum in a very short space of time – illustrating the importance of cross-industry collaboration for supporting the world’s changing energy needs. 

2 months, 4 days ago

Implementing Open Agile Architecture practices, with Continuous Architectural Refactoring

A description of the author’s recent experience implementing Open Agile Architecture practices on projects. This post focuses on continuous architectural refactoring, particularly planning, understanding and guiding the architecture. Working on an enterprise SaaS application, continuously evolving to support existing and new customers and use cases.

2 months, 4 days ago

Implementing Open Agile Architecture practices, with Continuous Architectural Refactoring

A description of the author’s recent experience implementing Open Agile Architecture practices on projects. This post focuses on continuous architectural refactoring, particularly planning, understanding and guiding the architecture. Working on an enterprise SaaS application, continuously evolving to support existing and new customers and use cases.

2 months, 7 days ago

Agility beyond the IT department

During the Digital-First Conference of The Open Group Etienne Zaninotto from Société Générale and Peter Britton from Fidelity Investments outlined their experiences of scaling Agile. Their talks followed by a panel provided many insights on what it takes to scale agile. In this blog we will map insights with a few features from the new O-AA™ Standard.

The “north star” of an agile at scale transformation is client experience. Société Générale has the ambition of providing a seamless client-to-client experience. Fidelity adopts a customer-in perspective via Customer Journey Maps, and the associated Jobs-To-Be-Done.

2 months, 7 days ago

Agility beyond the IT department

During the Digital-First Conference of The Open Group Etienne Zaninotto from Société Générale and Peter Britton from Fidelity Investments outlined their experiences of scaling Agile. Their talks followed by a panel provided many insights on what it takes to scale agile. In this blog we will map insights with a few features from the new O-AA™ Standard.

The “north star” of an agile at scale transformation is client experience. Société Générale has the ambition of providing a seamless client-to-client experience. Fidelity adopts a customer-in perspective via Customer Journey Maps, and the associated Jobs-To-Be-Done.

3 months, 5 days ago

A Shared Language for Supply Chain Security

In the world of technology, there are paradigms of language that arise organically and artificially over time. Necessity requires a shared mode of communication for ideas and as a result, descriptors, nouns, and technical designators are created and shared. The problem arises when certain words acquire a surfeit of meaning, so much so that they paradoxically become less meaningful. There are many examples of this but for our purposes, we’re going to look at “Supply Chain Security”.

3 months, 13 days ago

The Open Group ‘Open Digital Standards’ Virtual Event January 25-27, 2021 – Highlights

The transition to Digital First has become a necessity for the survival of private and public sector organizations in a post-pandemic world. It was therefore fantastic to see attendees gather virtually over the course of three days to discuss tangible solutions for navigating the challenges we face today. Sessions and workshops were hosted by a plethora of leading industry experts and centered on the development and implementation of open digital standards to address issues critical to the success of a Digital First enterprise.

3 months, 19 days ago

Providing Customer-Driven Value With a TOGAF® based Enterprise Architecture

Traditionally, business processes have been the principal mean of interaction with business stakeholders for Enterprise Architects. As for the notion of business capability, it is a more recent concept also often used in enterprise architecture. Business capabilities allow a better understanding of how software applications are supporting the business, as very well explained in this video entitled “TOGAF® Business Architecture: Business Capability Guide”. Often, some new business capabilities have no supporting applications, while other older capabilities have too many. Both concepts alone fail to capture the value that an agile customer-driven organization must undertake to keep and grow its market share with more and more rapid and continuous innovative changes and more informed customers that are forcing them to have more fluid business strategies.