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Architecture models based on my experience. If you'd like to discuss further please check the Architecture Case Studies

Architecture Services

Architecture Development Services

  • IT Vision Development - Work with CIO and senior management to document the vision and build a target architecture to meet that vision

  • IT Portfolio Analysis (Brownfield, Current State) - Collect all the information of the current systems and document using a standard modeling language

  • Architecture Repository Design - Design the structure of various views of the architecture

  • Gap Analysis And Roadmap - Build a roadmap to move the architecture from current state to the target state. Document the transition states and changes required to reach that state.

Once a target vision is developed an independent EA can help choose the right partners to realise that vision.

Architecture Management Services

  • Migration Planning - Help managers plan the delivery of EA capabilities

  • Project Document Review - Monitor the projects and guide the team as required

  • Pre-Sales Vendor Selection - Help find the right vendor for each change

  • Business Case / Trade-Off Analysis - Help find the right option for each change

  • Market Analysis White Paper (Opportunities) - Keep on top of market changes and understand its impact of current systems

  • Implementation Governance Support - Guide the teams towards an agreed vision

  • Portfolio Optimisation - Identify and eliminate redundancies in the IT landscape

Why Hire An Architect? Benefits of Hiring An Experienced EA

Why Standardise IT Documentation?

  • Communicate your ideas effectively within and outside the organisation

  • Document IT systems in a way that can be read by others without ambiguity

  • Get knowledge out of people's head

  • Reduce dependency on a single team or individual who "knows the systems"

  • Meaningfully link Business concepts with IT Systems to provide traceability

EA Documentation : Standardisation Using Archimate Modeling Language

Architecture Roadmaps Development & Implementation Approach

  • Discuss various target scenarios with the stakeholders

  • Visualise the target systems to automate business activities required for each scenario

  • Agree on a Target(Business+IT) with stakeholders

  • Build IT principles, standards, guidelines to move the current systems towards the Target

  • Govern the various change programs and projects using the agreed principles

  • Update the current and target architecture at the every stage

Roadmaps: Enterprise Architecture Development & Implementation Plan

Portfolio Analysis Approach

  • PACE layering method to analyse the IT portfolio to optimise the assets in the landscape

  • Categorising systems in this way helps stakeholders to prioritise the systems that are important to them. This then can be used to reduce the overall complexity.

Portfolio Analysis Approach

API Layering Approach

API Layering can help an organisation manage changes to their systems in a more structured manner. Layering helps in decoupling the Systems Of Records and the front-office Systems Of Innovation. This layering is based on Gartner's PACE layering approach.

IT Principles defined based on these could drive individual projects towards the desired target state.

API Layering Approach - eCommerce Example

An eCommerce System

To a layman, an eCommerce system may feel just like a regular website which basically means that the system has done a good job of hiding the complexity.

Case Study : An eCommerce Solution

Digital Marketing Technology Key Selection Criteria

Few considerations when selecting a good Digital Marketing solution:

  • Dynamic Segmentation - Identification of users into various segments while using your website. Profiling users could become a key input to your campaign design.

  • Campaign design - Providing self-service capability to the marketeers is critical to avoid IT intervention for every minor change to campaigns.

  • Analytics - A good analytics function will enable better segmentation and tuning of the campaigns.

Case Study: A Digital Marketing Solution

Digital Banking Key Considerations

With an increasing focus on cost reduction, Banks are preparing to digitise much of their systems.

Banks needs to consider few things when embarking on this digital journey:

  • Physical Branches - Digitisation of the systems can help bring most of the process online, making it easier to transact using the mobile phones. As less people go to the branches, banks can consolidate them based on their usage.

  • 3rd Party Branches - Process standardisation can help in leveraging 3rd party branches in locations where it is not feasible to keep a branch open.

  • App Developers - Enabling Open Banking will help app developers in bringing innovative apps to the customers.

  • Automation - Internal processes could be automated with AI/RPA kind of technology to remove any redundant activity that don't require human intervention.

Case Study: Capability Map Of A Retail Banking System