Agile Enterprise Architecture

Enterprise Architect: Your single strategic planning platform to support better business outcomes

Business Architecture
Business Architecture
Information Architecture
Information Architecture
Technology Architecture
Technology Architecture
Solution Architecture
Solution Architecture

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Business Architecture

Describe, understand and optimize, your organizational structure, business processes and assets, enabling you to:

  • Align business operations with your corporate strategy
  • Track strategy implementation through capabilities
  • Effectively govern organizational transformation
Business Architecture

Information Architecture

Architect enterprise information and assess and monitor its consistency, enabling you to:

  • Understand and communicate your enterprise information model
  • Ensure data consistency and quality throughout your organization’s process execution
  • Make better informed decisions backed by timely, accurate and relevant information
Technology Architecture

Technology Architecture

Describe, structure and optimize your information system architecture, enabling your organization to:

  • Obtain a comprehensive understanding of your IT assets
  • Set up effective IT governance principles
  • Develop a target IT architecture and plan the necessary transformation

Feature Focus: Architecture Requirements

The importance of Requirements Management cannot be understated, Enterprise Architects consider requirements to be the cornerstone of any architecture process and they are often the deciding factor between success and failure.

Requirements Architecture

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Requirements Overview:

Introducing the requirements capturing and management features within the Enterprise Architect platform.

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Traceability of Requirements:

Maximize connectivity of the requirements model with processes and artifacts.

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Requirements Webinar:

Video demonstration of the powerful Specification Manager for requirements.

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Application Blueprint

Application Blueprint

Identify business needs, translate them into IT requirements, and automate the production of the corresponding application specifications, enabling your organization to:

  • Ensure that you have an accurate representation and documentation of your application architecture
  • Seamlessly integrate your application assets and SAP solutions into your existing IT architecture
  • Cut development costs and boost the productivity of IT system design projects
IT Portfolio Management

IT Portfolio Management

Identify which IT assets are used in your organization, and understand the business outcomes and impact of each asset in order to:

  • Simplify and lower the cost of your IT systems
  • Better manage risks and ensure information system compliance
  • Tailor your application and technology portfolio to your business challenges
Application Portfolio Management

Application Portfolio Management

  • Provide current and reliable information on applications to specific stakeholders
  • Quickly analyze the impact on your application portfolio from business events such as acquisitions, divestitures, product launches and entry into new markets
  • Use analysis to deliver on programs to increase agility, reduce costs and improve application health
  • Support IT management processes that require reliable application information, such as IT risk assessments and project design
  • Capture application usage and maintenance data to calculate true costs
  • Store and analyzes application data in the Model repository
  • Manage the portfolio to balance the total cost of ownership against delivered value to the business

Frameworks and Standards

Built-in support for enterprise architecture standards and frameworks such as
the Zachman Framework, The Open Group Architecture Framework (TOGAF),
the Unified Profile for DoDAF-MODAF (UPDM) and ArchiMate.

Zachman Framework

Zachman Framework

The Zachman Framework is a widely used approach for engineering Enterprise Architecture. The Framework is a simple, logical structure that helps in organizing the information infrastructure of the Enterprise.

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TOGAF

TOGAF

The Open Group Architecture Framework (TOGAF) is one of the most widely accepted methods for developing Enterprise Architecture, providing a practical, definitive and proven step-by-step method for developing and maintaining Enterprise Architecture.

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UPDM

UPDM

The MDG Technology for UPDM tightly integrates with Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect and provides a model-based framework for planning, designing and implementing the Unified Profile for DoDAF and MODAF (UPDM) architectures.

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ArchiMate

ArchiMate

ArchiMate is a common language for describing the construction and operation of business processes, organizational structures, information flows, IT systems and technical infrastructure.

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Technology Portfolio Management

Technology Portfolio Management

  • Get current and reliable information on technologies in use and where they are used
  • Quickly analyze the impact of changes in your technology portfolio compared to your application portfolio and vice versa
  • Choose and define technology standards and enforce those standards
  • Understand the costs and risks of using the wrong technologies
  • Identify technology innovations that can provide business benefits
Project Portfolio Management

Project Portfolio Management

  • Use a central repository of projects for planning and monitoring
  • Implement standards for documenting and assessing projects—including business cases, assessing alignment to business strategy and architectural standards, and rating implementation risks
  • Break down your overall portfolio into manageable smaller portfolios aligned to business structures and responsibilities
  • Identify the best portfolio mix given the constraints of budget and manpower
  • Support major stakeholders, such as portfolio managers, project managers and budget owners, in optimizing the value from investments
Align Business and IT

Aligning IT Assets with Business Goals

  • Visualize your business operations, structure, systems, interconnections and dependencies
  • Build a comprehensive picture of your capabilities and opportunities
  • Prioritize strategic and organizational changes
  • Base decisions on facts and data rather than anecdotes and assumptions
  • Map IT investments and capabilities accurately to business priorities and requirements
  • Create clear communication channels between IT leaders and business strategists
  • Make sure the organization has the right technology assets in place to support strategic enterprise objectives
IT Application Inventory

IT and Application Inventory

  • Discover and document the complete IT landscape and map the application inventory
  • Identify overlapping functions, redundant capabilities and barriers to development
  • Modernize and rationalize IT requirements and strategies based on real data
Solution Architecture

Solution Architecture

  • Define one or more solution architectures in the context of an enterprise architecture
  • Deliver value to the organization, define the complete business context for your solutions
  • Rapidly prototype your solutions