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The ArchiMate Files – 2. The real world, models, architecture

Posted by Bas van Gils & Sven van Dijk on 21 October 2014 | Number of views: 269

Introduction This is the second posting in our series on using ArchiMate in practice. The goal of this posting is to come to grips with the term “architecture model” and relate that to the use of ArchiMate.

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BiZZdesign: One-Stop Shop for Building Your Enterprise Architecture Capability

Posted by Marc Lankhorst & Tim Vehof on 17 October 2014 | Number of views: 694

As we have pointed out in a previous blog, organizations need to develop a coherent business transformation management capability, which aligns the various disciplines involved in change along desired business outcomes. Few organizations have a systematic and reliable way of translating business strategy into action across all relevant elements of...

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The ArchiMate Files – 1. Introduction and Theory

Posted by Bas van Gils & Sven van Dijk on 15 October 2014 | Number of views: 1387

Change has become a fact of life for most organizations. Even more, the speed of change is also increasing at a near exponential pace. We’ve learned to accept that the days of slowly moving from one stable plateau to the next are long gone.

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Driving Business Outcomes with Enterprise Architecture as a Knowledge Hub

Posted by Marc Lankhorst & Sven van Dijk on 10 October 2014 | Number of views: 763

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Very few organizations have a systematic and reliable way of translating a business strategy into action across all relevant elements of the organization. Implementing a long-term plan by successive decomposition, design and realization steps is only possible in stable circumstances.

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ArchiMate from theory to practice: series overview

Posted by Bas van Gils & Sven van Dijk on 07 October 2014 | Number of views: 709

Enterprise modeling is an increasingly important topic for many organizations. It is widely recognized that models help understand the complex interplay of all elements that make up an organization. One of our clients uses “POPIT” (People, Organization, Process, Information and Technology) as an abbreviation to denote some of these elements.

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Gartner Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Architecture tools 2014

Posted by Henry Franken on 06 October 2014 | Number of views: 1179

Last week Gartner launched Magic Quadrant 2014 for Enterprise Architecture. Always an exciting moment after an elaborate evaluation process! Of course, we are very proud of our leader position and view it as an acknowledgement of the business outcomes we help our customers deliver.

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How to be successful with the process design team? Five tips!

Posted by David van Eck on 01 October 2014 | Number of views: 538

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Over the past years many organizations have been working with an Agile method for software development, providing the design and development team with a particularly important role. Within several projects in which I was involved I had the chance to experience this from up close.

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Large organizations don’t need customers, they can be busy with themselves

Posted by Peter Matthijssen on 01 September 2014 | Number of views: 748

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I borrowed this quote from Bert Kersten (Professor at Nyenrode Business School). And it is so true! I see it every day, people being busy with internal projects, organizational structures, performance indicators, IT issues. But where is the customer? Organizations have become so large and complex, that most employees and...

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Business Model Innovation: follow the customer, or others will!

Posted by Remco Blom on 22 August 2014 | Number of views: 893

Investing in the channel innovation, aligned with the customer relation you aspire, is crucial to come and/or stay in the picture of your intended audiences. We underlined this in the blog post in which I reviewed the HBR-article on Four paths of business model innovation.

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Business model innovation: The fifth path

Posted by Remco Blom on 15 August 2014 | Number of views: 1021

In the Harvard Business Review of July-August 2014, the article “Four paths of business model innovation” by Karan Girotra and Serguei Netessini was published. A very interesting read, especially for managers looking for a framework identifying opportunities to rethink their existing business model.

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