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An Enterprise Modelling and Strategy Planning approach

What about a book
that is a concise enough and highly visual to guide you through the
Enterprise Modelling and Strategy Planning process? What about a reference
manual and aide memoire for the  enterprise
modelling development?


To model
the enterprise you’d better use a method rather than make things up on the go. A
method guarantees results and increases the productivity, predictability,
repeatability and reliability of the Enterprise Modelling and Transformation. 
What would be part of this
method though? 
It would be good to have:


1.  an one page generic business architecture so
that you understand the big picture, parts and key processes of an enterprise
and customise them to create the picture of your own.


2. an enterprise modelling
framework that determine the key modelling dimensions that will be consistently
part of your designs.

And the framework metamodel
that determines the modelling entities and their relationships so that each and
every blueprint can reuse and comply with.


3. a modelling sequence
and the models in the sequence, templates in fact, that help you design your
various architectures such as Business Processes,  Information, Application…


4. a single page Design, that
illustrates the way the various models integrate into the Enterprise Model


5. a strategy planning
process and framework that illustrate how you start at the context and
subsequently collect and analyse all information about the environment and
company to formulate your strategies


6. model development and the
enterprise transformation processes to help you step by step develop, transform
and assess value returned.


This new slightly over 100
pages book,  The Enterprise
Modelling and Strategy Planning Handbook
. enables you build your enterprise
modelling approach by starting from a framework, generic business architecture,
various reference models and architecture principles and development process.

A set of A3 Posters sum up
the key modelling aids.


outcome of the Enterprise Modelling is the Enterprise Model (EM) which is the
integrated set of the  various domains blueprints, each further
decomposable down to the level of detail required in practice. A 2D/3D
enterprise model design illustrates the integration of the various blueprints
into the overall Enterprise Model. Once compliant with the framework and the
one page business architecture, each blueprint will be consistent in terms of
components, relationships, I/O, representations and scope and as such shall fit
in the Enterprise Model.

The works
aligns the definitions of the key enterprise modelling elements such as
process, value stream, flow, function, capability, service… and their
relationships in the framework context. 
It also puts right such
misinterpretations that Business Architecture is the same as a Business Model
or Business Capability map.


While the
book describes an Enterprise wide Architecture modelling method, the activity
is referred to as Enterprise Modelling to distinguish it from the Enterprise
Architecture today which typically covers mainly IT. It covers all tiers of the
enterprise. The Information Technology is still in focus though because IT is
the common denominator of any enterprise as is deeply embedded in the
enterprise operation today and core to its digital future.

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