5 years, 11 months ago

Using ArchiMate to Visualize the TOGAF Enterprise Continuum

Previously, I have written about the use of a modeling language and the practical usage of the TOGAF Enterprise Continuum to classify architectural descriptions along different levels of abstraction. In this blog, I’m going to demonstrate how the conte…

7 years, 10 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.

8 years, 4 months ago

ArchiMate Modeling in Practice – Gap Analysis

With the pressure on, the team has the feeling that they are “working around the clock”. Surely, the target model keeps growing fast, also because the reference models provide a good starting point. Still, the team has clearly stated that they had hoped to have more concrete results. This is probably due to the fact that a lot of people in the organization want to get started in realizing the architecture, rather than continually fleshing it out in more detail. Here, Brenda realizes she must strike a balance between getting a complete picture of the target architecture in ArchiMate® and giving her team what they want and need.

8 years, 5 months ago

BiZZdesign’s House of Application Portfolio Management

As we have described before, few organizations have a systematic and reliable way of translating a business strategy into action. This requires aligning various disciplines along the same desired business outcomes, to point them in the same direction. This is the core of BiZZdesign’s approach to business change.

8 years, 7 months ago

Application Portfolio Management: Towards Value-Driven Architecting

Many organizations with large legacy application landscapes can no longer postpone a major overhaul of their IT. But how do you avoid creating tomorrow’s legacy today all over again? And how do you spend your IT budget in the most sensible way? Next to appropriate design and development practices (e.g. enterprise architecture, agile and DevOps, as we addressed in our previous blog) you need to manage your application portfolio as a whole, to decide where it is most important to invest.

8 years, 9 months ago

The biggest problem with “going to the cloud” and how to solve it.

‘Going to the cloud’ seems to be a hype amongst CxO’s. Since its potential is so widely acknowledged and advertised and its opportunities seem endless, digitization of the organization is the New Normal. But what exactly does this digitization comprise? And, more importantly, can we exploit all this potential? Answering those questions seems far more difficult than following the hype and ‘just doing it because everybody else is’.