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EA Cafe 12: Architecture with tangible business benefits.

A multidisciplinary approach to business architecture. How SD Worx succeeded in transforming a complicated and fragmented application landscape to a coherent and simplified architecture with tangible business benefits.

We will approach the transformation operation from three different perspectives:

  • that of the business manager who is responsible for funding the program and for reaping the benefits
  • that of the human interface designer who developed a suitable user interface architecture to support the business process
  • that of the architect who modeled the AS IS architecture and envisioned the TO BE application landscape

Each role will be filled in with a speaker:

  • Jan Boden is manager of the Central Services and Internal Processes department at SD Worx – KMO. He will speak about the business impact of the transformation operation: business drivers, the business process and the benefits.
  • Johan van Maldeghem is human interface designer with experience in describing business processes and developing highly usable interfaces. He will talk about the initial development of the main business application based on a set of scenarios he derived from a set of interviews with real users.
  • Peter Doomen is enterprise architect at SD Worx. His experience includes modeling complex landscapes and convincing management to take action. He will sketch the context of the transformation operation and talk about the main architecture principles that form the base of the TO BE application landscape.

The Architect Café will be held in the Namahn offices in Brussels. Doors are open as from 17h30 and the presentations will be held from 18h to 20h00 (with networking event after the presentations). To register, contact Inge.

Update: the presentations can be found here:

Event 6: How can Enterprise Analysis Benefit from Requirements – and vice versa

On 2009, September 16th, Suzanne Robertson, principal of the Atlantic Systems Guild and (co)author of many books and articles about requirements management spoke about Enterprise Analysis and Requirements – how they can benefit from each other. It was a wonderful event with lively discussions and sound answers, attended by 50+ participants.

Who is Suzanne Robertson?

Suzanne Robertson is a principal and founder of the Atlantic Systems Guild. She is co-author of “Mastering the Requirements Process, 2nd edition” textbook, a guide for practitioners on finding requirements and writing them so that all stakeholders can understand them.

Suzanne works with organisations to apply innovative techniques and fresh thinking in all of their systems development activities.

Her work also includes research and consulting on the management, sociological and technological aspects of requirements.

The product of her research and experience is Volere (www.volere.co.uk), a requirements process, template and techniques for assessing requirements quality, and for specifying requirements.

The Volere template description has been translated in many languages, including Dutch and French.

The presentation and the result of this Architecture Café are available for subscribers.