Process continuous flows of business activity in real-time
Achieve end-to-end integration as data changes
Adopt event-centric models
Benefit from cloud-enablement
Leverage modern APIs, streaming events and workload-specific data repositories
Boost the processing capability of core data
You know your business needs to streamline its internal processes, and produce smarter, simpler applications. But you struggle with getting it done.
Though today's advancements in UX are huge— simplifying processes to let us work faster, smarter, and more efficiently than ever before—organizations continue to be impaired by outdated thinking, legacy architecture, and poorly integrated applications, data, and processes.
Static data models, batch processing, insufficient APIs, synchronous interactions, point-to-point integrations, archaic scaling practices, and stale (or inadequate) data all hamper the effectiveness of your complex interdependent processes. So, while your applications may look great on the surface, your backend infrastructure is holding you back.
We call this "being stuck in digital transformation quicksand." And it's a result of the huge dichotomy between today's business demand and the ways in which enterprise systems were traditionally built.
A modern, event-driven, Enterprise Architecture offers reusability, maintainability, scalability, interoperability, and standardization, plus improved performance, security, efficiency, agility, and data quality—all while reducing cost.
The Architecture Modernization Kickstart follows three key steps, typically over a three-week period:
To maximize productivity and ensure success, our pre-kickoff activities include analyzing your ecosystem of core systems and applications, major data repositories, external integrations, consumers, and flows, identifying customer/employee needs, reviewing compliance requirements, current-state architecture and processes and norming the team for success.
We begin by setting the kickstart's objectives. These include: business alignment (with major initiatives and priorities), IT roadmap alignment, and qualitative/quantitative drivers. Next, we identify any existing gaps, and establish a baseline by performing a current-state analysis that includes people, process and technology associated with enterprise architecture in your organization.
Our methodology incorporates a combination of top architecture frameworks, including TOGAF, Zachman and Gartner (Meta Group)—all customized to best suit your needs. Our future-state vision takes your existing gaps and challenges into account, along with any risk/potential impact concerns. This vision culminates in diagrams of future-state components that depict roles, interrelationships, and supported patterns, describes how key applications will leverage the architecture, offers considerations for technologies/platforms, and identifies where drill-down evaluations may be needed.
Our Phased Implementation Roadmap is based on an alignment with your drivers and objectives, and provides guidance by flagging items as “Required,” “Short/Mid/Long-Term” or “Future.” The immediate (phase I) action plan includes scope, effort, budget, timeline and sprint plan. Finally, we provide specific recommendations to achieve our envisioned future state in each architectural area, based on current-state gaps, overall readiness, and critical dependencies.
Upon completion of this Kickstart you’ll take away the following artifacts:
Drivers & Opportunities
Sandra Yang, AstraZeneca