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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 [...]

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 [...]

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

Introduction

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 [...]

7 Qualities of Top Business Architects

Clients and users of our software application [1] are either business architects [2], enterprise architects that understand the need of linking business strategies to their initiatives and their enterprise architecture model, or experienced business analysts that know both the business and IT side of their organizations and must manage their organization’s requirements with relevance [...]

The Place of Business Architecture within Enterprise Architecture

written by Daniel Lambert

Fortunately, Enterprise Architecture (“EA”) is not always only about enterprise and IT documentation anymore. EA is trying more and more to be involved with the digital transformation of their organization. Yet, their digital transformation initiatives are still too often planned and deployed without involving the business side of their organization. Business [...]

Enabling Customer Driven Innovations Using Business Architecture

written by Daniel Lambert

The pace of innovation is increasing and affecting more and more how businesses are developing products/services and approaching clients. Disruptions are occurring at a quicker pace then ever, where the most acute organizations have no choice but to transform rapidly to a customer driven enterprise providing customer lifetime value, involving not [...]

Using Both Six Sigma and Business Architecture for More Effective Business Transformation

by Daniel Lambert

Six Sigma has been transforming businesses for the last 30 years. To insure their continued success, Six Sigma Black Belts need Business Architecture to make their operational improvements stick over the long run for more effective business transformation. To combine these two complementary methodologies, Six Sigma SIPOC reports need to be build [...]

Product Management Using Business Architecture

written by Daniel Lambert

I would not be surprised that a majority of Business Transformation initiatives will involve in the future product (and service) management. Yet, literature about this subject is scarce. Product managers often work in isolation from the rest of the company, even if product management – which can be either the creation [...]

New Strategic Partner in Great Britain: Searchlight Consulting

We are extremely proud to announce that Searchlight Consulting is now a strategic partner of ours in Great Britain.

Searchlight Consulting’s experienced and reputable experts now use the IRIS Business Architect toolset as a way to accelerate their clients' IT-enabled business transformation. As indicated by Bryan Oak, Consulting Services Director at Searchlight Consulting, "IRIS [...]