Marc Lankhorst

Gartner EA Critical Capabilities

BiZZdesigns Enterprise Studio and HoriZZon Recognized in Gartner Critical Capabilities Report

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BiZZdesign, the leading enterprise transformation software vendor, has been ranked in Gartner’s 2018 Critical Capabilities for Enterprise Architecture Tools report. This newly published research ranked BiZZdesigns Enterprise Studio and HoriZZon with the highest product score for two of the three Use Cases that were explored – both the Making Smarter Decisions Faster and Innovation use cases.

“We’re constantly working to improve the platform. We keep an eye on industry developments, we take feedback from users – the end goal is to allow our customers to get more value from the product, quicker, and with lower overheads”, said Peter Matthijssen, CTO, BiZZdesign. “The results we’ve had this year – we believe that being named in both the Magic Quadrant and Critical Capabilities reports tells me that we’re on the right path.”

Marc Lankhorst

Gartner EA Magic Quadrant

BiZZdesign named a Leader in 2018 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Architecture Tools

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We believe our Leader position acknowledges BiZZdesign’s continued investments in cutting-edge technology and open standards support, as well as our obsession with customer centricity and visionary roadmap

Gartner 2018 Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Architecture Tools
“BiZZdesign’s mission is to empower organizations and enable them to achieve their goals….Every day we strive to offer our clients the most powerful tools as well as outstanding guidance and support to help them navigate what are turbulent times in the business world. That’s our ongoing challenge. To us being recognized as a Leader in the Gartner MQ means we’re doing just that”

Huub Janse, BiZZdesign CEO.

Marc Lankhorst

Agile Architecture: Using ArchiMate® with the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe®)

In the past I’ve written several blog posts on enterprise architecture in an agile world, most recently together with my colleague Fabian on our tool support for Agile and DevOps, and a bit longer ago on the use of ArchiMate in an agile context. In this blog post, I want to revisit the latter subject and add some newer insights and ideas.

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Raz Mitache

The Digital Twin Organization: Can Enterprise Architecture Help?

One of the more interesting developments in the tech space taking place right now is the emergence of digital twin technology. For those of you asking What is a digital twin? right now, allow us to elaborate. 

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Marc Lankhorst

Combining Structure and Data: Business Intelligence 2.0

In previous blog posts, we have written about various analysis techniques that help you get more value from your models, as well as dashboarding techniques to visualize data in all kinds of ways. These two topics point to a more general theme: the new possibilities you get from enriching your models with various types of external data. We call this Business Intelligence 2.0. 

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Marc Lankhorst

Communicating Architecture with Stakeholders

Previously, I have blogged about stakeholder management and showed you some useful techniques to support this important part of enterprise architecture. In this blog post, I want to address different ways to share architecture information with different types of stakeholders involved in changing your enterprise. 

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Marc Lankhorst

7 Key Strategy Views in Enterprise Studio (part 1)

7 Key Strategy Views in Enterprise Studio (part 1)

A survey conducted by The Open Group in cooperation with BiZZdesign and other partners found that the largest difficulty in strategy process (for over half of the 500+ respondents) is bridging the gap between strategy development and implementation.

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Marc Lankhorst

Why Business Outcome Journey Maps are a useful technique for business architects

Business Outcome Journey Maps are a new technique that help you focus on the key aspects of value creation in your enterprise. Here we show you what they are, why they are useful and how they are supported in BiZZdesign Enterprise Studio.

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Peter Matthijssen

HoriZZon: How to bring your EA practice to the next level with our new portal

How to bring your EA practice to the next level with our new portal

I am very excited to announce the new version of Enterprise Studio and an all new Web Portal. This release includes many new capabilities making our software suite more powerful than ever. Next to our excellent modeling, repository and analysis capabilities (top in the market according to Gartner*), our software suite now includes a state-of-the-art Portal. The visualization, analysis and collaboration capabilities enable a much wider range of stakeholders to gain insights across the enterprise, covering a broad range of transformation stakeholders. We proudly name our Portal HoriZZon. Read more

Marc Lankhorst

How organizations model their acquisition and divestiture – a real life example

In my previous blog I wrote about the importance of models to successfully complete a merger, acquisition or divestiture. Of course, one organization’s divestiture may be another one’s acquisition. In this blog post I’ll share one my personal experiences as a consultant, supporting two government agencies that were in the middle of this process.

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BiZZdesign

BiZZdesign a Leader in the 2016 Magic Quadrant for EA Tools

Have you heard the good news?

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Marc Lankhorst

Digital Transformation: How to Manage and Govern a Multi-Speed IT Environment – part II

Two weeks ago, we wrote about the impact of multi-speed IT on the IT organization and enterprise architecture. Let us now talk about the different options for managing a multi-speed IT approach. Read more

Marc LankhorstJens Goossens

Application Portfolio Management for Finance – Slaying the Dragon

In many organizations a mythical creature lays deep down in the catacombs, otherwise known as the server rooms. This dark monster has an obsessive-compulsive disorder. Normally these creatures are in search of gold. However, this kind doesn’t fancy gold, this one hoards applications!

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Marc Lankhorst

BiZZdesign’s House of Application Portfolio Management

As we have described before, few organizations have a systematic and reliable way of translating a business strategy into action. This requires aligning various disciplines along the same desired business outcomes. This is at the core of BiZZdesign’s approach to business change.

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Remco Blom

Information Security: 7 Worst Practices

Sharing knowledge and good practices is one of the core values of BiZZdesign. We regularly organize and contribute to online and offline seminars, conferences and round tables. After presentations on “Security is not an IT problem”, which discussed the lacking relations between security policies and measures in many organizations, we continued the debate in the form of a World Café. My last blog post was about building awareness around Information Security. In this blog post, I want to 7 seven worst practices we learned from the participants of our seminar. Please share your best and worst practices in the comments section below.

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George Pang

10 Time-Saving BiZZdesign Architect Shortcuts

Architects, Analysts, Modelers, and Managers are busy people, any time-saving methods are always welcome. Here are ten essential BiZZdesign Architect shortcuts that you may not know about, but could end up saving you precious time.

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Ton Baas

Smart Use of Data: How to Design a Supply Chain and Use it Properly

If we look at current IT-trends it is clear that everybody has heard of Big Data. Although there are some known successes (for example US retailer Target which through its extensive data could predict pregnancy faster than the person involved) many companies spend millions (or even billions) of dollars hoarding big data, without using it properly. Read more

Marc Lankhorst

Business Transformation: Coordinating Enterprise Portfolio Management with Other Disciplines

As outlined in another blog, architecture-based enterprise portfolio management plays a crucial role in an integrated business transformation approach. Portfolio management is responsible for allocating investments to various asset categories and for creating a healthy project and program portfolio mix that realizes the organizational goals. There should be a balance in, for example, the types of projects (development, research, etc.) and long-term and short-term projects.

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Marc Lankhorst

Escaping the Jaws of the Project Monster

The other day, while I was musing about the reasons why many large organizations see many of their IT initiatives fail or underachieve, I came up with a rather simple conclusion: ‘project thinking’ is the root cause of these disappointments. Let me explain.  Read more

Ton Baas

The 5 Most Common Pitfalls of Informed Decision Making

We have all experienced moments where we have had to make a big or important decision, without any form of guidance, help, or support. It’s a well-known fact that managers make many decisions based on gut feeling. This may be fine for smaller decisions, but what about big(ger) strategic decisions? Informed decision making is becoming a trend, with many organizations dispelling gut-based decisions and incorporating tools and analytics to help reach the best possible decision.

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