IRIS Business Architect vs EA Tools

IRIS Business Architect is not just another EA tool. It’s foremost a business-centric collaborative planning software application that includes business design, transformation architecture, initiative/project planning, and agile delivery for the entire planning ecosystem of an organization. It’s often owned by the Business Transformation Committee of an organization, not just the CIO. Here’s how our [...]

Completing a Successful M&A Using Business Architecture

Whitepaper by Daniel Lambert

Here is the amazing story of Mela Apfel[1], a Business Architecture Director at Apple Republic[2], and how she and her team are assisting Apple Republic in completing a successful Merger and Acquisition using business architecture.


Mela Apfel has been appointed about three months ago to the position of director – business architecture [...]

Using Architecture to Boost Product Management

Whitepaper by Daniel Lambert

Product management is an essential ingredient to a successful customer-centric business transformation. For many mature organizations, product management will sometimes be involved in the creation of a new product, but much more frequently it will involve revamping existing products, or more precisely architecting appealing value propositions made of tailor-made products for [...]

The Art of Measurement in Architecture

Whitepaper written by Daniel Lambert

Structuring an Enterprise or a Business Architecture model without measuring any of its key elements is a pure waste of time. An enterprise architect practice that mostly limits itself to information technology (“IT”) architecture metrics has a very siloed point of view of the organization and will usually not be [...]

The Business Architecture Iceberg Syndrome

Whitepaper written by Daniel Lambert

Most well-known and traditional businesses are deploying digital technologies on the cloud, using the Internet of things and mobile applications. More and more are testing and starting to deploy artificial intelligence within their operations. However, just a few of these established companies have been designed for digital from the beginning.

Too [...]

Presenting IRIS Business Architect’s Newest European Partner, ACROSS & AHEAD

Benchmark Consulting, the creators of IRIS Business Architect, is proud to announce its partnership with ACROSS & AHEAD.

ACROSS & AHEAD is a specialist provider of advisory and training services in enterprise architecture, business architecture, business design, and digital transformation. Its mission is to help enterprises to look at business and operating models holistically and [...]

Presenting IRIS Business Architect’s Newest Partner, EA Principals

Benchmark Consulting, the creators of IRIS Business Architect, is proud to announce its partnership with EA Principals.

As a Gold Member of The Open Group, EA Principals is a well-established leader in Enterprise Architecture globally across all verticals, serving some of the world's most prestigious organizations.

EA Principals offers accredited courses in TOGAF® Version 9.2, [...]

Introducing IRIS Business Architect’s Newest Affiliate, Agora Insights

Benchmark Consulting, the creators of IRIS Business Architect, is delighted to announce its affiliation with Agora Insights, which specializes in training, mentoring, and consulting to support the business architecture and business analysis professions.

Agora Insights is a Guild Accredited Training Partner™ (GATP™) with the Business Architecture Guild® and an Endorsed Education Provider™ with the IIBA®.

“Our [...]

The Importance of a Modern Data Architecture

by Daniel Lambert

Data is everywhere. There were about 21.6 billion devices (phones, cameras, and sensors) of all types connected to the Internet in 2020 [1]. This was about 2.6 devices per person worldwide [2]. This number should grow to 5.0 devices per person by 2025. In terms of data, the numbers are astronomical. In [...]

(English) Your Enterprise Architecture Practice Maturity Assessment – 2021 Survey Highlights


Many additional subjects could have been addressed in this survey. For example, the variance of answers for each question is very high. In other words, some enterprise architecture practices have very high scores and are performing very well; while others have extremely low scores and are barely in existence. Another great question in need [...]