The Game Plan Canvas is a simple tool for crafting strategies across the IT Value Chain. Based on the popular Business Model Canvas from strategyzer.com, it is composed of 9 building blocks that allow for the development of a common language for strategy development within the Enterprise IT context.
At this month’s EA Forum, The Foshini Group’s Suren Naidoo, will set the context for, and take us through the Game Plan Canvas to show how it can be leveraged for different scenarios.
An old fashioned Electrical Systems Engineer considers the requirements, and methodologies, consistent with moving from a state of Enterprise Alchemy towards an Engineered Enterprise.
Through e-Government initiatives, South Africa’s Government seeks to provide improved services, greater public service efficiencies and cost containment. These endeavours meet and have met with varying levels of success since 1998.
In this month’s EA Forum, Romi Vidmar, ESM Architect at SARS, will take us through a newly-proposed framework of twelve architectural artefacts which aims to facilitate the successful use of the Government Wide Enterprise Architecture (GWEA) framework and ICT governance
As part of the TOGAF 9.2 standard, The Open Group released the TOGAF Series Guides which contain detailed guidance on how to use the TOGAF framework. Included in this set are Guides on Business Models, Business Capabilities, Value Streams, Business Scenarios, and Information Mapping.
At this month’s EA Forum, Michael Payne will provide an overview of these TOGAF Series Guides and show how these support the new TOGAF Business Architecture Level 1 qualification. He will also take us through some of the requirements for establishing a sustainable business architecture capability, as well as some of the considerations and issues Business Architects may face
The Open Group EMMM forum commenced work on mining business models in 2008. Their first published model was the ‘Exploration and Mining Business Process Reference Model’, and was followed by the ‘Exploration and Mining Business Capability Reference Map’. In this presentation, Mike Woodhall will show how these reference models have been used at MineRP as the foundation for their understanding of the mining business. He will also discuss how their employees, clients and ecosystem partners have benefited from this approach.
The strategic importance of Information Security for organisations is gaining momentum. The current surge in cyber threats is compelling organisations to invest in information security to protect their assets. Rushing to protect assets often comes with the expense of excessive technology adoption without a valid strategic foundation. Enterprise Security Architecture is geared to address these issues, but is frequently misaligned with Enterprise Architecture.
The latest technology trends seem to promise almost magical results….. Artificial Intelligence will take over the world, Internet of Things is everywhere, and everything is in the cloud. In this presentation, Lead Enterprise Architect, Gerhard Botha, separates the magical from the mythical and debunk the myths surrounding these technology trends so that we can focus on the real value they can deliver.
The latest version of the TOGAF standard has special emphasis on Business Architecture, Digital Trends, and Business Transformation beyond IT. Stuart Macgregor takes us through some of these changes to the TOGAF® 9.2 standard and discuss how they will benefit us.
It is critical for Architects to use effective decision-making approaches that are adaptable and match the complexity of each situation. Deven Gengan assist architects to execute in more adaptable ways and serve their organisations effectively.
The world is moving faster and traditional methods are not working anymore. Josef Langerman gives an overview of these management techniques and how they can enable organisations to move forward. Enterprise Architecture has a crucial role to play, and we will discuss this contribution.
Amazon Web Services (AWS) is the fastest growing and first IT company in history to reach $10 Billion in revenue. In this presentation, Michael Needham focusses on how Amazon innovates at break-neck pace through its culture, organisation and technology while still operationally running workloads of 1 Million+ customers.
In this presentation Michael Payne debates the merits of placing Business Architecture within an organisation’s Business, IT or Enterprise Architecture departments. He examines some of the options available to organisations starting out with Business Architecture, and touches on Business Architecture engagement models.
In this presentation Bruno Vandenborre, The Open Group accredited trainer at Real IRM, explores the purpose and utility of the new version of the ArchiMate standard. As well as a look at the updates and changes to the new version, he discusses the various responses and critiques to ArchiMate, and provide insight into how ArchiMate benefits the South African market.
In this presentation, Gerhard Botha, Head of Group MES architecture at Sasol, discusses the major technological trends that are set to challenge businesses. He will take a look at opportunities as well as ways to respond to the challenges.
An overview of The Open Group IT4IT Reference Architecture. It is a vendor and product-agnostic value chain-based operating model for managing the business of IT. While providing guidance on the design, procurement and implementation of the functionality needed to run IT, it also enables the systematic tracking of the state of IT services across the service life-cycle.
In this presentation, Graham Fleischer, S&OP Coordinator and Demand Analyst at Arysta LifeScience, discusses the work done at the dynamic multinational. He describes their changing organisation and take us through the pitfalls and successes they have encountered through dealing with people, processes and systems.
Corporate Governance of ICT in the public sector sets out to formalise the use of ICT as a resource to enable service delivery. This requires a cultural change since ICT needs to migrate from its technical role to become a strategic player in government service delivery efforts.
This presentation provides an overview of the Open Certified Architect (Open CA) and Open Certified IT Specialist (Open CITS) programmes from The Open Group. These globally recognised, vendor-neutral certification programmes require candidates to submit a portfolio of evidence that details their skills and experience. Suitable for a variety of IT professionals, the Open CA certification has IT Architecture, Enterprise Architecture and Business Architecture streams, and the Open CITS certification caters to IT specialists including Business Analysts, Developers, Testers, Security Specialists, Network Specialists and Service Support Specialists.
This presentation explores the role and composition of enterprise architecture (EA) Change Management and examines how it differs from change leadership. It introduces John Kotter’s 8 steps for leading change and provides a brief overview of the process of managing human change in EA implementations and organisational transformations. It also includes a consideration of the psychology of change - what psychological factors, change strategies and organisation conditions increase the individual’s motivation to change, and which merely exacerbate normal resistance to change.
The Zachman Framework can be seen as a classification scheme, whereas the newer Cynefin Framework is seen as a “sense-making” framework. Adriaan Vorster's presentation looks at the features, similarities and examples of the uses for the two frameworks.