Everyone remotely involved with enterprise architecture and similar disciplines knows the importance of knowing your stakeholders. Stakeholder management is a key technique in EA and many methods, including TOGAF, stress its importance. But there is more to management than keeping individual stakeholders happy. In this blog post, I want to introduce three techniques that not […]
Challenges to program and project portfolio management
Often, organizations deal with hundreds of asset and change initiatives. If you don’t have all the facts to support a specific project, portfolio management often becomes “decibel-driven”: those with the loudest voices get their projects approved. So, as a project portfolio manager, how can you improve decision-making? By creating a clear line of sight from initiatives to the effects they have on: • Generating new business • Improving efficiency • Reducing costs • Ensuring regulatory compliance That’s where BiZZdesign can help.
Evaluate and prioritize your initiatives
BiZZdesign’s portfolio management function can help you organize your change initiatives in clear sets. You can define various metrics to evaluate and prioritize your initiatives based on factors such as benefits, cost and risk. Moreover, the platform integrates with enterprise architecture and other disciplines to provide you with full traceability from these initiatives to the results they plan to realize. This gives you a clear picture of the business impact and dependencies of these initiatives, which is crucial in deciding on priorities and planning.
In an earlier post we introduced the Business Model Canvas™ and discussed pros and cons. We see the pros are far bigger than the cons and many of the cons mentioned are relatively easy to compensate. But in what occasion can you apply the canvas?
Cybersecurity threats are ever increasing. It is sometimes said there are two kinds of organizations: those who know they have been breached, and those who don’t know it yet. To mitigate the risk and damage associated with cybersecurity, it’s important to know how to assess these risks and improve your defenses via security-by-design. It’s also […]
In modern enterprises, change is no longer a simple, top-down affair. All levels of the organization need to be involved, and everyone from shop-floor employees to the CEO need to work on local improvements to business processes. Lean projects and agile product development teams must rapidly innovate digital environments, strategists need to invent and experiment […]
In my previous blog post, I described how Enterprise Studio supports the Business Model Canvas, Ecosystem maps, Balanced Scorecards including SWOT, PESTEL and Five Forces analysis, and heatmaps to highlight salient information for your organization. Now, I want to focus on more advanced views and analyses that help you evaluate the viability of your strategy […]