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    ABODE™ business transformation methodology  founded on EA3.0

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    Enterprise Architecture 3.0 (EA3.0) - the third wave in Enterprise Architecture approaches

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    A3 KAM - Triple A(Architectural, Actionable and  Augmented) Knowledge Assets Management

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    Generalized Enterprise Function Framework  (GEFF)

Information Lifecycle Support

het ondersteunen van de Informatie Lifecycle in al haar aspecten:
Interactiemodel, generaliseren/specialiseren servucetypen, optimaliseren ketensamenwerking en efficiency verbetering


Problems and Solutions

When new developments have been accepted, often the old ones are not cleaned up. Also, due to changes of the software stack, technological innovations, strategic changes (new markets, new products, abandoning old ones), business changes (new business services, new processes) the technological and business value of the existing software and hardware drops, the business risks increase and it is time to rationalize the information systems and plan for migrating the hardware.

Besides the Application Rationalization solution which roots go back more than 25 years, Enterprise Architects offers methodologies, techniques and tools to support Information Lifecycle Management based on ASL procedures. The Information Lifecycle Support capability for Enterprise Architecture is aligned with the Information Lifecycle Management capability for systems management.


Tools to support Information Lifecycle Management

Enterprise Architects delivers methodologies, techniques and tools to accept (or reject) the delivered components with the following tools:

  • ASL/Lifecycle Support    
Supporting Application Lifecycle Management for Architects by delivering information from the Product and Information Interaction Models, use of Service Types etc. to be able to initiate optimization requests for supply and demand chain cooperation and efficiency improvements
  • ARA/Application Rationalization 
Suite with tools for Application Rationalization. For Enterprise Architecture the following tools are relevant:
  • ARA/Survey Development                 
Developing surveys for specific stakeholders within the Rationalization context
  • ARA/ Functional Mapping
Mapping applications against Knowledge Functions to distinguish duplications of applications that support business functionalities in which case they are candidates for rationalization
  • ARA/Value weighing  
Weighing the technical and business value, including the risks and criticality for the business with contract managers, financial managers. super users, information managers and technology consultants
  • ARA/Analysis Workshop
Delivering information tools and presentations to collectively weigh each application/information system individually and within selected sets of applications from several viewpoints and map them (Performance vs. Significance and Information vs. Knowledge) based on general, financial, contractual, technical, responsibility, usage, and strategy issues as displayed in text, maps, and graphs. Mapping the different applications/information systems grouped per set for their technology vs. business value and chose the strategies for rationalization (abandon, source code conversion, modernization, migration, etc.).
  • ARA/Information Planning 
Defining the necessity and priority of each strategy for information planning and issuing the results for Information Planning.

Advantages of the Enterprise Architects approach

  1. Support of the Information Lifecycle in all its aspects:
    • Interaction Model
    • Generalization/Specialization of Service Types
    • Optimalization of supply/demand chain cooperation and efficiency improvements
  2. Support Application Rationalization based on architecture for:
    • Delivering opinion survey for large groups
    • Support Knowledge Functionality mapping per application/information system to distinguish duplication evaluation
    • Support weighing the technical and business values per application/information systems
    • Support Analysis Workshops to define migration solutions that will be used for Information Planning
  3. The SAFe™ Core Values are safeguarded and improved as follows
    • Alignment
    • Built-in Quality
    • Transparency
    • Program Execution