Insight in your current state Architecture
However, in order to assess our current state capabilities and how to transform to the desired architecture, it’s crucial to understand how our organization is currently working. Therefore, governance on the core components of the current state of your organization is unmissable for transformation. We can achieve this by addressing Business Process Management, Application Portfolio Management and Data Management.
Business Process Management
Business Process Management focuses on mapping out the processes of your organization for quality management, optimization and digitization purposes. This doesn’t specifically mean mapping out every process in your organization in detail, but rather focus on mapping out all the processes which include a ROI in time and costs spend, versus the value expected from mapping them out. By re-using all the information for every process that has been mapped out, the value of process mapping increases.
Application Portfolio Management
Application Portfolio Management focuses on reducing complexity and costs of the application landscape, while increasing effectiveness. Because of mapping out your applications, their functionalities, their attributes and their relations to business processes, functional and technical value can be determined, while overlap in functionality can be minimized.
Data Management focuses on improving the quality of data, while also simplifying your data landscape. By introducing logical/canonical data models, and mapping them on your physical application data landscapes, the effectiveness improves, and complexity of your data landscape can be reduced. Furthermore, data lineage makes sure that the quality of your data is optimal since you always get it from the most reliable source.