Blog Posts: Enterprise Architecture Software

Enterprise Architecture Software

Data Analysis with Dashboards in HoriZZon

 In my recent blog post on stakeholder communication, I described various basic forms of communication about architecture, with diagrams, tables, heatmaps and the like. What I did not touch upon in that post is how you can enrich your architecture (and other) models with additional data and display the results in various dashboards. That is […]

Practical ArchiMate Viewpoints for the Application Layer 

 In my previous blog post (https://bizzdesign.com/blog/a-pattern-for-sizing-archimate-diagrams) I described why it is useful to reduce complexity when creating architecture diagrams. It supports the architect by guiding the creation of diagrams and it supports the reader by not creating overly complex diagrams (too many different types of concepts). Each viewpoint addresses a specific concern, e.g. a capability […]

The Consumerization of Enterprise Architecture: Everyone’s an Architect! 

Enterprise architecture is often perceived as an abstract, conceptual, and somewhat esoteric discipline practiced by ‘high priests’ who provide guidance with their lofty ‘architecture principles.’ It’s true that architects are often concerned with overarching, cross-cutting concerns that are not always visible to the people ‘in the trenches,’ but this view of enterprise architecture is misguided […]

Agile/DevOps Support in BiZZdesign Enterprise Studio & HoriZZon

-Fabian Aulkemeier & Marc Lankhorst In our previous blog post, we outlined why Enterprise Architecture and Agile/DevOps are key in becoming an adaptive enterprise. We also described several use cases where EA can strengthen Agile and DevOps practices. Now, we want to focus on the ways in which you can connect these in practice, using […]

Continuous Architecture: Turning the Database Inside-Out to Improve Transformation Decision-Making

-Nick Reed and Bart Molenkamp  In today’s business landscape, effective transformation is critical for enterprises to stay competitive.  By definition, transformation happens over time.    Enterprises (or some subsection thereof) have a current state which needs to change for the better.  That change – however small or large – results in a different future state. With […]

Enterprise Architecture and Agile/DevOps: Adaptive Enterprise Cornerstones

Marc Lankhorst, Fabian Aulkemeier  Enterprise architecture, agile software development, and DevOps are sometimes seen as being at odds. We think they can fruitfully collaborate and interface, but how do you do that? How can you align the concepts and processes from these worlds and bridge the cultural gap?