Enterprise Architecture

June 29, 2020 Lean IX and Apptio Partner to Provide the Holistic Perspective on Your Applications

Lean IX and Apptio have partnered to produce an integrated solution that better informs the strategic decision-making process with improved visibility into an application’s total cost of ownership and alignment to business capabilities.

June 25, 2020 Enterprise Architecture and Agile

From the business architecture perspective, agility is the ability to quickly change structurally and operationally to react to external changes or to create new business value. Enterprise architecture comprises business and service/application architecture – therefore, it needs to provide an environment for harmonized agility at each level.

May 14, 2020 Prove the Value of Enterprise Architecture With SMART KPIs

This note outlines some of the fundamental KPIs that you should measure to show the success of the enterprise architecture team. It also discusses how you measure them and visualize the result.

May 12, 2020 The Many Flavors of Application Rationalization

The application portfolio management (APM) tool space can be a confusing one, as many software vendors offer their own take of what APM is. Enterprise architecture, application management and project portfolio management tools offer an APM use case, but these are often quite skewed the primary function of the tool.

May 08, 2020 Application Rationalization During M&A

Application rationalization fails when the chosen framework does not match your scenario or the goals for your application portfolio. This note looks at how to apply application rationalization during an M&A.

May 05, 2020 Application Rationalization Oversimplified

Often people misidentify the purpose of application rationalization, leading to misuse and unsatisfactory results. We try to break application rationalization down to its simplest form to understand how to make the most of this critical IT function. tr

May 05, 2020 Stop Measuring Technical Debt, Start Measuring Risk & Value

Measuring technical debt is important, but more important is communicating the implications of this problem in terms of risk to business capabilities. Cast Highlight tools are used for application portfolio management (APM), specializing in applying code analytics to business decisions regarding your organization’s applications.

May 05, 2020 Get the Full Picture: Rationalizing Your Apps in Isolation Is Not Rationalization

Many application rationalization tools and frameworks miss the true benefits of this practice, as they only assess the individual application without consideration for its redundancies. Infusing an enterprise architecture perspective, as seen with LeanIX, will generate the bigger savings you are looking for.

March 29, 2020 EAM Provider MEGA’s New Launch Answers the Growing Call for Integrated View of Enterprise Assets

MEGA International announced the launch of its HOPEX Information Architecture solution, enabling various stakeholders to share the same level of information to make collaborative, informed decisions about the governance of data.

January 07, 2020 Mural: Design Collaboration Across Geographical Boundaries

Enterprise architects want to collaborate with businesses in real-time to design and create models, but due to geographical constraints, this is not often possible. Many enterprise architecture (EA) tools simply don’t allow the parties/teams to view changes in real-time.

June 06, 2019 iServer: Enterprise Architecture and Strategic Portfolio Management Tightly Aligned to Your Microsoft Suite

Orbus’s iServer provides quick and easy architecture and strategic portfolio analysis features for those embedded in the Microsoft environment.

June 05, 2019 Sparx Systems at BA World – BA Tooling Best Practices

Over 1,000 IT leaders and professions gathered for a diverse slate of technology and professional practice sessions this week at BA World Toronto, May 27-30, 2019. There has been broad representation from key vendors in the Product, Requirements, and Design Management category. Tom O’Reilly, the COO of Sparx Systems ran a session to explore how requirements management tools are a key part of a modern business analysis practice.

February 01, 2018 Agile Enterprise Architecture Operating Model

Enterprise architecture (EA) has become a caustic word in business planning as it is often associated with extensive paperwork and policing attitudes. As organizations move to a more digital universe, there is a greater need for strategic thinking that can blend both business and technology. Such a need makes it imperative for enterprise architecture teams to adapt processes to changing operating models or otherwise run the risk of being irrelevant. This research note provides a high-level framework for the EA team to adapt to provide smart business technology advisory support within the organization.

Rationalize Your Apps in 60 Seconds

Many vendors suggest application rationalization is quick and easy. It isn’t. This claim does you a disservice and most importantly they’ve missed the point. Rationalization as part of a continuous application portfolio management function is about becoming a driver of the business.