While the Lean methodology first became popular in manufacturing, the core principles can help to cut out wastage in key processes for almost any business or industry.
“Service” is such a frequently and widely used term in the IT industry that it can be confusing. What do people actually mean when they say “service”? Fortunately, help is at hand. It’s called “service science”.
A lingua franca is the language, adopted as common, between speakers whose native languages are different but how useful is TOGAF as an Esperanto go-between language for enterprise architects from different backgrounds?
A short video guide detailing the benefits of the ArchiMate modelling language and how ArchiMate can help to develop your organizations Enterprise Architecture.
TOGAF describes three types of architecture role. Two of these types - Enterprise and Solution - are often used in the job title for architects, but it is rare to find someone called a Segment Architect. If you are confused about this missing role... read on, and all will be revealed.
I frequently get asked whether it’s practical to use TOGAF “out-of-the-box” – without any customization. Architects and clients are looking for a turnkey approach that they can easily plug into their enterprise with the hope of quick results – they don’t want something that requires too much effort.
In this series of blogs we're going to examine the benefits from TOGAF for different types of stakeholders, starting with: Executive Sponsor, Executive Management & Board Members
Each of the ArchiMate concepts have specific relationships to each other that represent flow, dependencies, realizations, and others. Relationships usually have specific pairings, but not always.
Learning BPMN brings great benefits to your professional career and business. BPMN diagrams can be clearly understood by less technically minded executives, providing them with greater clarity for making important decisions. By understanding the ways in which processes are linked, actors from across disparate departments can all contribute towards making improvements and, where possible, automating processes in order to enjoy major savings.
Lean Six Sigma is a business improvement methodology made up of two powerful parts: Lean and Six Sigma, which are designed to decreases your organization's costs by removing “Waste” from processes.