Typically within an organization the collection of knowledge is described across a vast array of incomprehensible documents, spreadsheets and whiteboard drawings. In the end, such an approach is unsustainable and resource intensive as the information might be inconsistent, not readily available or even non-existing. Communicating the coherency of a complex reality is not easily done, even less without a modeling tool to minimize maintenance and communication.
What it means for you
Enterprise Architecture (EA) provides holistic views of an organization with graphical and textual descriptions of strategies, information, systems, resources and processes, and the relations between these. EA can become the basis for organizational changes in the same way that an architectural plan guides any building project. This is why it is especially important to ensure that the EA is modeled with an adequate quality.
How we can help
QualiWare Enterprise Architecture provides a modeling environment that graphically represents the entire integrated EA dimension, and is compatible with a vast array of different frameworks and approaches. Due to the suite’s object-based nature, any single object can be related to any other within the architecture. This will contribute to the EA program’s capability to adequately describe and analyze the organization – including strategy, business and technology – through one integrated, holistic platform.
The Collaboration suite will enable you to communicate the models and any changes made to them via acknowledgement and subscription features, accompanied with an integrated statistics engine to help you keep track of how well the models are being communicated from the EA program, throughout the organization. Additionally you can gather feedback from the whole organization in the form of change requests, comments and ratings structured via the governance workflow engine, for improving your models and modeling process.
QualiWare even enabled delegation of modeling responsibilities within for the EA. Web Object Editing and Web Modeler can be used to, for example, grant specific domain area experts the ability to provide the needed information directly into the repository.