2 months, 30 days ago

A Technology Roadmap for Regis College

When Regis College, a private university in greater Boston offering undergraduate and graduate programs, sought to create a technology plan to support their performance goals, they turned to Systems Flow. Like many higher education institutions, Regis was grappling with a series of questions regarding the ability of its technology environment to manage data and information […]

3 years, 1 month ago

Big-consultancies and getting it right

As with all small independents in just about any industry, my /our relationship with ‘the big boys’ in enterprise-architecture is, yeah, kinda ambivalent at best. It’s not just that they make the most noise, grabbing most of the attention and

3 years, 2 months ago

Big-consultancies and bridging the chasm

Like all small independents in just about any industry, my relationship with ‘the big boys’ is ambivalent at best. All those big analyst-consultancies like Forrester or Gartner, the ratings-agencies like Moody’s or S&P, the big IT- or process-consultancies like IBM

3 years, 3 months ago

Navigating the Path to Value

The business environment is changing at a much greater pace, from new payment mechanisms through to the Internet of things. Technology and customers are changing the very fabric of business, which is not only impacting new propositions, but also the way changes are prioritised. To win in the new economy leaders must look beyond cost, Read More

3 years, 6 months ago

Designing from the end

As we enter a new age for technology, the opportunities for companies to connect with customers are becoming endless. The connected customer is also starting to demand more due to a much greater awareness of technology, and this is shaping the future direction of propositions. The rate of change is not going to slow down Read More

4 years, 10 months ago

Taking the right path

In 2013 we saw the rise, and in some cases the rebirth of analytics and were told of the importance of using data to get closer to our customers. The growth of social media and the birth of the omni channel has meant that understanding your channels and the related data is going to be Read More

5 years, 5 months ago

Begin Every Project with a SWOT Analysis

Here’s an idea to help your projects go smoothly. Start each project off making sure that the team understands the business context it is operating in by  performing a SWOT analysis. I’ve been in a number of discussion recently that have made me think about ways to get projects off on a solid footing, understanding […]

5 years, 7 months ago

Gaining Greater Cohesion: Bringing Business Analysis and Business Architecture into Focus

I’m often struck by the common vision driving many members in the audience – a vision of building cohesion in a business, achieving the right balance between competing forces and bringing the business strategy and operations into harmony. However, as with many ambitious visions, the challenge in this case is immense. … Continue reading

6 years, 2 months ago

A Case for an EA Approach

I was on a walk with my wife and our dog the other day and our conversation led to some of the problems we encounter at work.  My wife is a Registered Nurse at a large acute care hospital.  She has an amazing wealth of experience caring for very sick people.  She told me about […]

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