Enterprise Architecture

Well-designed buildings require architects to ensure the materials, foundation, and functionality are structurally sound and meet the requirements of the occupants. Organizations are exactly like buildings, in that sound organizations have enterprise architects to proactively plan and balance the competing pressure points of your environment in a functional and pleasing structure. As organizations grow with new products, acquisitions, lines of business, functional and geographic responsibilities — it is critical that the enterprise has a fluid architectural plan with sustained innovation and successful changes to business processes, information technologies and infrastructures. Click the diagram on the left to see the Confiance Transformation Framework℠ applied to Enterprise Architecture

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At Confiance we use our Confiance Transformation Framework℠ (CTF) to provide a full lifecycle of EA services that ease the management and support of organizations so they learn from the past, manage effectively in the present, and plan for future success. Enterprise Architecture and the organization’s enterprise architects become a comprehensive source of truth for the enterprise. Our EA consulting practice includes:

EA Assessment

Understanding the capability and associated outcomes through our EA Assessment provides valuable insight into the planning and maturation of EA in client organizations. To support this objective, we deliver EA assessments that cover everything from an EA roadmap to the selection and application of frameworks such as TOGAF, Zachman, FEAF, and DODAF in your environment.

Learn more about more how we worked with a Fortune 500 to help refine their EA framework to support the identified EA objectives.

EA Design

Good design principles and consistent reusable artifacts are foundational elements to support EA objectives such as: business rationalization, application portfolio analysis, capability design and analysis, design of cloud architectures, and related topical areas. To support this objective we deliver an integrated design model that: (a) establishes common vocabulary, (b) standard views and integration points for all facets of architecture, and (c) communication and analysis templates while incorporating standards such as TOGAF, Zachman, and others as required.

Learn more about more how we worked with a global pharmaceutical organization to help with their EA design in support of their M&A objectives.

EA Implementation & Governance

In order to extract value from an EA implementation it is necessary to integrate EA into the planning, execution and management processes of the organization. To achieve this objective we deliver a full lifecycle EA solution that drives results such as: (a) business process standardization, (b) application portfolio management, (c) information technology rationalization, and (d) best practices to measure and govern EA in the context of the organization’s practices.

Learn more about more how we worked with a Fortune 500 CPG organization to help implement and drive value from EA.

EA Adoption

Acceptance of change is a challenge at the business process level and also for EA programs as they try to introduce the disciplines of planning, strategy alignment, and long-term thinking. To achieve successful realization of EA goals, we deliver a comprehensive EA Adoption solution to address all aspects including change management, communication tools and techniques, and education with classroom, virtual, and eLearning alternatives.

Learn more about more how we worked with a Global Pharma organization to help train, communicate and adopt EA.