enterprise architecture

Enterprise architecture: Translating strategy into effective change<

What’s holding back organisations from achieving effective change? More than two-thirds of CEOs are implementing extensive innovations to their business models. And CIOs are hastening to deliver solutions to support this accelerated change agenda. But for many organisations, strategic planning and execution of resulting projects are hampered by the lack of a shared view of the current business and IT landscape – the enterprise architecture.

Management needs the big picture. They need a view that combines strategy, business architecture, information systems and technology domains. This is crucial for quickly analysing the impact of proposed changes and prioritising projects that drive the most value to the business.

Align IT investments with business goals. Creating a platform for business-IT stakeholder collaboration is essential. Effective enterprise architecture supports strategy, analysis and planning by providing stakeholders a blueprint of the current state of the business and IT landscape as well as the desired future state.

Manage complexity to achieve transformation. Today’s applications, systems and platforms have complex interdependencies that make it challenging to enhance IT capability.

An enterprise architecture strategy is essential to achieving successful, lasting transformations – such as major SOA initiatives and package application implementation – and managing the inherent risks of technology-enabled business transformation.

Enterprise architecture solutions can:

  • Help management analyse, plan and execute change faster and with better insight.
  • Get IT and business stakeholders collaborating for better alignment around requirements.
  • Create enterprise blueprints as a roadmap for exploiting IT architectural building blocks and achieving business transformation.
  • Attain improved compliance and more predictable project outcomes.
  • Improve IT contribution to business returns with improved integrity and agility.
In the world of empowered consumers and stiff market competition, businesses need to be flexible, right-timed and offer their products and services at the lowest cost to get a sustained business advantage in the market. Needless to say, the business and IT need to be strategically aligned.

In this context, enterprises are increasingly realizing the need for having enterprise-wide architecture (EA) and governance structure in place that can help the organization to gain agility, interoperability within enterprise-wide resources, reduced information latency, reuse and above all reduced 'total cost of ownership'.

MNJ Software's Enterprise Architecture Services help you address the challenges you face in defining and moving from your "as-is" Enterprise Architecture to a "to-be" state that meets the organization's strategic goals.

Our Enterprise Architecture Service Offerings

Enterprise Architecture Assessment and Planning

  • Using a workshop-based approach, and frameworks, our Consultants help you define an EA roadmap that's tailor-made for your organization.
  • We help you to create the EA reference model and the governance model that enables you to translate your strategic goals to an implementable EA. This includes designing frameworks and methodologies, guidance on technology roadmap and infrastructure planning, and EA program design.

Enterprise Architecture Program Deployment

Given that any EA exercise starts with a top level view and if not translated to an implementation ready state, has the risk of remaining at an academic level. MNJ Software Consultants therefore work with you to collaboratively set up project-specific guidelines and processes for adoption and compliance.

Our Enterprise Architecture services include:

  • EA program management and governance
  • Tool / Framework based EA repository creation
  • Reference architecture creation
  • EA projects implementation and management.