Business Enterprises or Organizations often start as small entities with small scoped business and revenue models. In the public sector, the entities often start with a small scoped service delivery model. Over time, however, the scope of these organizations grows as more products or services are added to the organization, or as the scope of operation grows. With time, what started as a simple enterprise ends up big and complex.
In the process of growth, enterprises often lose internal coherence to some extent. Their business processes across organizational units lose some degree of operational consistency and smoothness in their interactions. Duplication in resources creep in unnoticed as individual organizational units operate with some degree of detachment from each other. Inefficiencies creep in and internal and external persona, which interact with elements of the enterprise begin to experience poor service delivery and poor customer experience (CX). These, among others, are symptoms of an organization that is getting out of control, and which needs a review of its Enterprise Architecture.
Enterprise Architecture breaks down an organization into its granular elements, streamlines these elements, and harmonizes their interactions with each other. An organization that undergoes an Enterprise Architecture review is like a poorly performing engine that undergoes full servicing and reconditioning. The organization emerges from the Enterprise Architecture project as a newly redesigned entity with its overall objective clearly defined, and with all the components or enablers required by the organization to achieve its overall objective well in place.
Cutting Edge Technologies Ltd provides Enterprise Architecture review and related services to organizations from both the private or commercial sector and the public sector, and from any industry. We leave your organization, irrespective of its size, clearly documented graphically for easy understanding, management and control. We ensure all the user journeys and experiences for all the internal and external persona becomes a pleasant experience.
Enterprise Architecture projects’ deliverables usually provide a snapshot of the organization as at the time of undertaking the Enterprise Architecture review. Enterprise Architecture projects usually involve the development and/or review of several organizational or enterprise sub-architectures, among them the:
- Business Architecture
- Information Architectures
- Technology Architecture
- Infrastructure Architecture
- Security Architecture
These architectures serve as the blueprints for their respective architectural domains. Collectively, these sub-architectures constitute the Enterprise Architecture.
An organization benefits from an Enterprise Architecture design or review because, among other benefits, it gets a clear insight into the state of health of its enterprise architecture. This is why it is a healthy business practice to undertake an enterprise architecture review at the same frequency at which Strategic Plans are prepared in order to ensure the entire organization remains well aligned internally and externally.
- Business Process Engineering is a prerequisite for Enterprise Architecture. The primary Enterprise Architecture domain is the Business domain, for which we prepare the Business Architecture. Business Processes are part of the core components of Business Architecture.
- Every organization has an external environment, which it has no much control over. Business Process Engineering or Re-engineering helps to bring alignment between an organization’s internal Enterprise Architecture and its external operating environment. Allow us to be your partners to help keep your Enterprise Architecture up-to-date.