18 days ago

100 Questions to Ace an Enterprise Architect Job Interview

 Interviews are where jobs are won or lost. A résumé – especially a strong one – will ensure you get your foot in the door but to actually secure the position you need to shine during the interview, which means being prepared. Preparation makes you loo…

26 days ago

Planning and Roadmapping: Advanced Functionality for Time-Based Analysis

In the two previous installments, we discussed planning and roadmapping in the context of enterprise architecture, and how you can use the concepts of the ArchiMate language to model your roadmaps. We showed how you can model the evolution of your ente…

1 month, 2 days ago

2. Enterprise Architecture = Choice Architecture!

The promise of enterprise architecture is that it helps improve decision making. Typically, the role of the enterprise architect is to advise and enable other stakeholders to make better decisions. Therefore, Enterprise Architecture – more than anythin…

1 month, 10 days ago

Planning and Roadmapping: Modeling in ArchiMate

In our previous blog post on planning and roadmapping, we discussed the general idea of planning and roadmapping in the context of enterprise architecture and capability-based planning. We addressed different levels of roadmaps, ranging from short-term…

1 month, 24 days ago

Planning and Roadmapping: Introduction

A key driver for management in general and enterprise architecture in particular is to get a better grip on the future, on the evolution of your enterprise. A common technique to support this is roadmapping. A roadmap is a strategic plan that shows the…

2 months, 7 days ago

Organizing Architecture Governance With Workflow And Forms

– Marc Lankhorst, Fabian Aulkemeier In a previous blog post on the features of our collaboration platform, we have explained how you can support people in working together on architectures and other models via structured workflows. In that post, …

2 years, 7 months ago

5 ways to finding IT Innovation Opportunities for CIO’s

Innovation seems to be a buzzword from the end of the 20th century and early 21st century. The past decade innovation was not the only challenge faced by enterprises. In addition – across industries – several other developments have become important to – or at least seem to be so – such as digital transformation, big data, analytics and business intelligence.

3 years, 8 months ago

How to develop and document business policies and decision logic?

Changing regulations, business strategies and compliancy standards require new business policies to be developed constantly. Consequently new decisions will be made which need to be managed properly. However managing these new decisions is (of course) not without challenge. The field of decision management has steadily become more popular – first focusing on it being a better way to manage business rules, but lately shifting its focus to predictive analytics. 

3 years, 10 months ago

3 things everybody ought to know about the benefits of decision management!

Be honest, do you consider yourself a great decision maker? I believe, with a few exceptions, that many people are not able to make optimal decisions. Why you might ask? Well, the answer is quite simple: people don’t have the time to collect and analyze all the available data and information that can be collected from information systems in your organization, suppliers, customers and other external sources. In addition, people’s capacity to process and store certain amounts of information is very limited. Just try to remember what you had for dinner two weeks ago. But don’t worry help is on the way, because in this blog I will list three important benefits of Decision Management that everyone should know of in order to improve your business outcomes.

3 years, 11 months ago

What is Decision Management?

A major challenge facing business today is how to harness the creative abilities and business knowledge of its employees to gain strategic advantages over its competitors that in turn result in significant increases in profitable sales and or …