Enterprise Architecture Management

Integrated consulting to establish a service-oriented architecture

In many organisations, there are neither enterprise architecture governance structures nor guidance principles established for evaluating new solutions. Accordingly, IT-competent departments work uncontrollably on new and own solutions without disabling existing solutions. As a consequence, CIOs increasingly lose track of the more complex-becoming IT-solution portfolio. Departments and IT move further and further away from each other instead of working together productively.

Enterprise Architecture Management
Enterprise Architecture Management

From establishment to implementation of a service-oriented architecture (SOA)

J&M creates a target-enterprise architecture for its clients on the basis of strategic management guidelines, business requirements and respective IT-strategy. Drawing on the inquiry of current enterprise architectures, J&M, together with its clients, develops a roadmap for closing the gap between target and actual architecture. J&M supports from establishment to implementation of a service-oriented architecture (SOA), realises IT-environment planning and optimizations of system-landscape and analyses and optimises integration-architectures. Working together with its clients, J&M establishes structures and processes for application of enterprise architecture (enterprise architecture governance), as well as for further iterative development.

The result: Transparency and cost-reduction

A stringent target enterprise architecture, aligned to business strategy offers a solid foundation for IT-investment decisions and provides clarity in regard to support of company-processes by IT. J&M has developed a roadmap and a success-measuring key figures tool, oriented to processes and to enable an independent and continuous development of the enterprise architecture.  On the basis of established methods such as TOGAF (The Open Group Architecture) and the Gartner EA Framework, we jointly develop customer-specific solutions with our clients. This approach leads to sustainable results:

  • Reduction of 67 to 48 not-required business-applications and cost-optimization for a large company of the energy sector
  • Reduction of IT-costs by creating a service-catalogue and preparation of outsourcing-decisions for a large company of the energy sector
  • Transparency in regard to the existing IT
  • From company and IT-strategy derived target-environment-plans (Application Environment, Information Environment, Technology Environment)
  • Roadmap for achieving target-environment -plans
  • IT-cost reduction by focussing on projects which reach target-environment
  • IT-cost reduction by aligning projects according to requirements of departments (business/IT-alignment)
  • Shorter project runtimes by applying decision-guidelines and thereby decrease of decisions needed

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Markus Kleine-Vossbeck Markus Kleine-Vossbeck
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