TOGAF is one of the most popular EA frameworks today and many organizations consider it to be the de facto standard. As of 2016, the Open Group reports that TOGAF is employed by 80% of Global 50 companies and 60% of Fortune 500 companies. Yet research shows that often TOGAF recommendations are found to be inapplicable and difficult to implement.
On February 15th I was invited by LeanIX to present live in a webinar about how to successfully implement TOGAF with LeanIX. Have a look at the slides at Slideshare to find out about TOGAF basics and how to support your Enterprise Architecture with it and LeanIX to create value for your stakeholders.
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The idea to put together an expert group of LeanIX power users came up in the summer of 2016 in various discussions with advanced (multi-year) users of LeanIX. The group met informally for the first time on October 5th in Berlin at Zalando as a warm-up for the LeanIX EA Connect Day. We agreed to get back together again to exchange experiences and best-practises. The idea is to keep the group pretty small, focused on advanced users and sales-free. Each user shall bring a real-life topic out of their own experience with a brief presentation and facilitate the discussion in the peer group. Below you'll find the link to register for the LPUG (LeanIX Power Users' Group) meeting in February 2017, with a survey to catch your ideas and hot topics. Feel free to contact me anytime to exchange ideas how to address your specific interests even better. Link to the LPUG Survey: click here.
LeanIX cooperates with leading consultancies, tool vendors and universities to ensure the best possible service for their customers. The stringent certification program ensures that all partners are qualified and consult our customers in line with the LeanIX philosophy. MITC team has been certified in December 2016 to be an official Certified Partner! We're delighted to join the family and are proud to represent the best EAM SaaS tool on the market!
MITC has been nominated to official Signavio Consulting Partner. This is great news and means that we can help our customers to extend the collaborative Lean Enterprise Architecture approach to Business Process Management. Signavio has an out-of-the-box integration with LeanIX and is available as Software as a Service offering.
The Signavio Process Editor (Business Process Management), the Signavio Decision Manager (Business Decision Management) and Signavio Workflow (process execution):
MITC Team has been growing in the last weeks and we are aiming high! Preparations for the first LeanIX Pioneer Bootcamp with Partner Certification in Switzerland are well underway. Two days of intensive hands-on training and exchange with the senior LeanIX guru will enable us to provide the highest level of service, when it comes to implementing Lean Enterprise Architecture for our most demanding customers. If you're interested in joining the next LeanIX Bootcamp in early 2017, please let us know by dropping us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The primary stumbling block for EA is the relative lack of objective metrics. This lack of fact-based information makes the architecture easy to argue with or ignore, as different people have different opinions. In the IT Portfolio layer for example, facts about the quality, risk and complexity of an application are not collected at all – or worse – the answers become a “best guess”. This misses an ideal opportunity to assess an additional level of detail when trying to analyze the impact of change.
Having an Enterprise Architecture (EA) is critical to any organization as it provides the necessary linkage from business strategies through execution – with many steps in between. This traceability provides critical details about cause and affect – if I change something in my IT layer, what processes, people and strategies does it affect? And the other way around: from changed business strategies into the impact on IT applications and technology portfolio. Questions like these (and many more) help a business understand the impact of change before it happens.