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This is the May 2019 IRIS Business Architect Newsletter issue. This newsletter is issued about every two months. If you are interested in Enterprise and Business Architecture and want to keep up with what is going on, you should find the content of this newsletter interesting.
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Our May 2019 IRIS Business Architect Newsletter issue talks about the following:
  • The Enterprise Architect’s Ecosystem in an Agile Enterprise -  Agile organizations are becoming more common because of the increased appreciation for their transformational gains. With this movement, we are assisting at the emergence of a new breed of enterprise architects that are becoming instrumental in making their corporation more agile. It requires a major culture shift where enterprise architects need to collaborate frequently with different stakeholders within their organization. Read more about this whitepaper,
  • IRIS Business Architect Release 2.6.10 Now available for either: 
    • Free Trial, and/or
    • A 60-minute Web Demo.
    • No thank you! Our 'EA' tool handles our business strategies and business architecture well enough.
    • Note that 8 of our clients have accepted to make public client reviews of our software application. So far, we've averaged 4.5 stars out of 5. We're working very hard to get that 4.5 higher.
    • Please note that Release 3.0 of IRIS Business Architect will be available in beta to selected customers before the end of June 2019. The official launch will follow later this summer. Getting all our current diagram functionalities on a browser is taking longer than anticipated. Release 3.0 promises to be a real game changer. The new version will be fully browser-based and adapted to usage on tablets as well. This new version will bring a totally revamped user interface, with all the features you love and many more, such as easier navigation, more intuitive presentation, easier collaboration between users and viewers, bookmarks, notifications, tasks to manage progress, improved security and more. There will be no need to download the IRIS Business Architect software on the user's computer. Stay tuned!
  • What’s the ROI on Your Business Architecture Practice? - Find out what is the ROI on your business architecture by reading this whitepaper and calculate your own using our Excel file. Just ask for it by replying to this email.
  • Our IRIS Business Architecture Implementation Services and Framework/Examples are now available in any of the 5 following industries:
    • Financial Services, including >770 business capabilities, >420 information concepts, 30 Value Streams, >2,000 cross-map relationships, >400 automatically updated diagrams, >100 financial institution stakeholders, >1,600 business processes from the APQC Process Classification Framework (PCF) - Banking or Insurance, 7 slide decks with over overs 600 slides, 4 detailed examples complete with strategies, initiatives, requirements, processes, projects, customer journeys, applications, products/services, etc.
    • Manufacturing, including >850 business capabilities, >430 information concepts, 32 Value Streams, >1,300 cross-map relationships, >400 automatically updated diagrams, >100 manufacturing stakeholders, >1,600 business processes from the APQC Process Classification Framework (PCF) - Aerospace and Defense, Automotive (OEM), Downstream Petroleum, or Upstream Petroleum, 7 slide decks with over overs 600 slides, 4 detailed examples complete with strategies, initiatives, requirements, processes, projects, customer journeys, applications, products/services, etc.
    • Retail, including >910 business capabilities, >420 information concepts, 36 Value Streams, >2,100 cross-map relationships, >400 automatically updated diagrams, >85 retail stakeholders, >1,600 business processes from the APQC Process Classification Framework (PCF) - Retail7 slide decks with over overs 600 slides, 4 detailed examples complete with strategies, initiatives, requirements, processes, projects, customer journeys, applications, products/services, etc.
    • Telecom, including >900 business capabilities, >400 information concepts, 31 Value Streams, >1,800 cross-map relationships, >400 automatically updated diagrams, >80 telecom stakeholders, >1,600 business processes from the APQC Process Classification Framework (PCF) - Telecommunications, 7 slide decks with over overs 600 slides, 4 detailed examples complete with strategies, initiatives, requirements, processes, projects, customer journeys, applications, products/services, etc.
    • Utilities, including >1,000 business capabilities, >450 information concepts, 32 Value Streams, >1,800 cross-map relationships, >400 automatically updated diagrams, >90 utility institution stakeholders, >1,600 business processes from the APQC Process Classification Framework (PCF) - Utilities, 7 slide decks with over overs 600 slides, 4 detailed examples complete with strategies, initiatives, requirements, processes, projects, customer journeys, applications, products/services, etc.
  • Digital Transformation Using Enterprise and Business Architecture - Corporations investing in digital transformation must use enterprise and business architecture in the planning stages of their projects. Read more in this whitepaper,
  • TOGAF® Business Architecture Videos: Business Capability & Value Stream Guide – The Open Group. Both videos provide a great overview of business capabilities and value streams. 
  • Enterprise and Business Architecture events that matter:
  • Read any of the 16 articles in CIO.com about linking Business Strategies to Successful IT Delivery here:
  • Business Architecture Basics. This slide deck as been downloaded by people over 2,000 times and viewed over 25,000 times so far. It provides an excellent overview of business architecture.
The Enterprise Architect’s Ecosystem in an Agile Enterprise 

Agile organizations are becoming more common because of the increased appreciation for their transformational gains. With this movement, we are assisting at the emergence of a new breed of enterprise architects that are becoming instrumental in making their corporation more agile. It requires a major culture shift where enterprise architects need to collaborate frequently with different stakeholders within their organization.

Read more about this whitepaper,
IRIS Business Architect Release 2.6.10 Now Available for either:
  • Free Trial, and/or
  • A 60-minute Web Demo.
  • No thank you! Our 'EA' tool handles our business strategies and business architecture well enough.
  • Note that 8 of our clients have accepted to make public client reviews of our software application. So far, we've averaged 4.5 stars out of 5. We're working very hard to get that 4.5 higher.
  • Please note that Release 3.0 of IRIS Business Architect will be available in beta to selected customers before the end of June 2019. The official launch will follow later this summer. Getting all our current diagram functionalities on a browser is taking longer than anticipated. Release 3.0 promises to be a real game changer. The new version will be fully browser-based and adapted to usage on tablets as well. This new version will bring a totally revamped user interface, with all the features you love and many more, such as easier navigation, more intuitive presentation, easier collaboration between users and viewers, bookmarks, notifications, tasks to manage progress, improved security and more. There will be no need to download the IRIS Business Architect software on the user's computer. Stay tuned!
What’s the ROI on Your Business Architecture Practice?

Find out what is the ROI on your business architecture by reading this whitepaper and calculate your own using our Excel file.

Just ask for it by replying to this email.
Our IRIS Business Architecture Implementation Services and Framework/Examples are now available in any of the 5 following industries:
  • Financial Services, including >770 business capabilities, >420 information concepts, 30 Value Streams, >2,000 cross-map relationships, >400 automatically updated diagrams, >100 financial institution stakeholders, >1,600 business processes from the APQC Process Classification Framework (PCF) - Banking or Insurance, 7 slide decks with over overs 600 slides, 4 detailed examples complete with strategies, initiatives, requirements, processes, projects, customer journeys, applications, products/services, etc.
  • Manufacturing, including >850 business capabilities, >430 information concepts, 32 Value Streams, >1,300 cross-map relationships, >400 automatically updated diagrams, >100 manufacturing stakeholders, >1,600 business processes from the APQC Process Classification Framework (PCF) - Aerospace and Defense, Automotive (OEM), Downstream Petroleum, or Upstream Petroleum, 7 slide decks with over overs 600 slides, 4 detailed examples complete with strategies, initiatives, requirements, processes, projects, customer journeys, applications, products/services, etc.
  • Retail, including >910 business capabilities, >420 information concepts, 36 Value Streams, >2,100 cross-map relationships, >400 automatically updated diagrams, >85 retail stakeholders, >1,600 business processes from the APQC Process Classification Framework (PCF) - Retail7 slide decks with over overs 600 slides, 4 detailed examples complete with strategies, initiatives, requirements, processes, projects, customer journeys, applications, products/services, etc.
  • Telecom, including >900 business capabilities, >400 information concepts, 31 Value Streams, >1,800 cross-map relationships, >400 automatically updated diagrams, >80 telecom stakeholders, >1,600 business processes from the APQC Process Classification Framework (PCF) - Telecommunications, 7 slide decks with over overs 600 slides, 4 detailed examples complete with strategies, initiatives, requirements, processes, projects, customer journeys, applications, products/services, etc.
  • Utilities, including >1,000 business capabilities, >450 information concepts, 32 Value Streams, >1,800 cross-map relationships, >400 automatically updated diagrams, >90 utility institution stakeholders, >1,600 business processes from the APQC Process Classification Framework (PCF) - Utilities, 7 slide decks with over overs 600 slides, 4 detailed examples complete with strategies, initiatives, requirements, processes, projects, customer journeys, applications, products/services, etc.
Digital Transformation Using Enterprise and Business Architecture 

Corporations investing in digital transformation must use enterprise and business architecture in the planning stages of their projects.

Read more here.

TOGAF® Business Architecture: Business Capabilities and Value Stream Guides – The Open Group

Take a look at these 2 very instructive videos entitled “TOGAF® Business Architecture: Business Capability Guide” and “TOGAF® Business Architecture: Value Stream Guide” made for the Open Group with Alec Blair, Steve Marshall and Brian Lail. 

Take a look at video 1 and video 2.

Business Architecture Events that Matter
From Business Strategies to Successful IT Delivery

Read any of the 16 articles in CIO.com about linking Business Strategies to Successful IT Delivery here: More articles to be published soon.
Business Architecture Basics

This slide deck as been downloaded by people over 2,000 times and viewed over 25,000 times so far. It provides an excellent overview of business architecture.

Take a look here.
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