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
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
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.