Tackling Artificial Intelligence Using Architecture

By Daniel Lambert

Artificial intelligence (‘AI’) is more and more sneaking up into our daily activities. Anyone using Google, Facebook or a Microsoft product knows this. It’s far from perfect, but it’s improving at a quick pace. Not every enterprise is using AI at the same pace. Has your organization started looking into using AI [...]

Digital Transformation Using Enterprise and Business Architecture

By Daniel Lambert

Some dramatic ‘disruptions’ are occurring pushed by very young and very innovative companies as shown in Figure 1 below, forcing more traditional corporations to react with digital transformation initiatives. It is not a surprise that Gartner[1] mentions that “90% of corporate leaders view digital as a top priority”, and that yet “83% [...]

Agility and Architecture

by Daniel Lambert

I seriously doubt that agile initiatives can have success in the long run if they are not supported by an enterprise and business architecture framework that can be reused and enhanced from one project to the next. Digital transformation is not about a one-time change project or about spontaneous business activities. Digitization [...]

7 Compelling Qualities of Business and Enterprise Architects

by Daniel Lambert

I have met a lot of business and enterprise architects over the time. Some know their business industry inside out. Others know information technology extremely well. The ones that I prefer are very good at handling both the business and the technology side of their organization. They listen very well and can [...]

IRIS Business Architect Utility Framework

The IRIS Business Architect Framework for Utilities is now available for electric utilities, gaz utilities and water utilities. It includes the following:

over 1,000 business capabilities;
over 450 information concepts, many of them linked to business capabilities;
32 detailed value streams, all of them with their participating stakeholders and 15 client-driven value streams with their enabling business [...]

IRIS Business Architect CSP Framework

The IRIS Business Architect Framework for Communications Service Providers ("CSP") is now available for telecom carriers, cable/TV carriers, mobile carriers, internet service providers, etc. It includes the following:

over 900 business capabilities;
over 400 information concepts, many of them linked to business capabilities;
over 2,000 Business Processes;
31 detailed value streams, 8 of them are customer-driven and with [...]

Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) and Architecture

written by Daniel Lambert

Lean and agile developments and architecture may seem to be two conflicting approaches to deliver software initiatives as first glance. In reality, they can be very complimentary. Agility allows very quick reaction times and expedient delivery of initiatives in a continuous flow, which is a necessity in quickly changing corporate [...]

IRIS Business Architect Manufacturing Framework

The IRIS Manufacturing Business Architecture Framework is now available for the following types of manufacturers: consumer package goods, large equipment, textile, clothing, petroleum, chemicals, plastics, mineral, machinery, computer and electronics, appliances, and components. It includes the following:

over 850 business capabilities;
over 430 information concepts, many of them linked to business capabilities;
32 detailed value streams all [...]

Digital Transformation: How to Set your Priorities Using Architecture

written by Daniel Lambert

Most large organizations are undergoing major digital transformation that will last for at minimum another 10 years. Successful enterprises will rightfully claim that their organizational transformation never ends and has become a continuous process. Yet, capital and human resources are finite and all initiatives to be delivered should generate a good [...]

Business Case: Healthcare Clinical Services Transformation Using Enterprise and Business Architecture


This anonymous organization located in North America delivers healthcare through almost 500 facilities, including hospitals, clinics, continuing care facilities, mental health facilities and community health sites, while providing a variety of programs and services with a total number of employees well over 100,000 all located in one state/province. This healthcare organization has an [...]