Author Archives: FrankITecture

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I'm an IT Consultant with many years of experiences in IT Architecture, IT Governance and IT Strategy projects in many Market Sectors (Telco, Finance, Retail...)

Business Architecture as the top of Enterprise Architecture

 The Business Architecture is the most dominant architecture; all other architectures can be derived out of the business architecture and should be traceable back to the business architecture. Although any model is an abstraction of some reality, the Business Architecture … Continue reading

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Enterprise Architectural model

Today IT is becoming more complex in every company and globalization requires handling bigger business context (such as joint-venture between companies, multiple lines of business, fast changing landscapes…); in this case a structured approach to dominate complexity, analyze nearly chaotic … Continue reading

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MappIT Framework key concepts

In previous posts we have introduced MappIT methodology and related to this some terms, such as business strategy, operating model, enterprise architecture, which require a brief definition and some example to be clearly understood in practice. The top section of … Continue reading

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The Approach for properly using the IT Strategy Framework and Information Model

The framework seen before and the data model structure identify the key concepts and typical related entities and attributes which should be considered when an IT strategy should be developed. The collection and usage of these information can be greatly … Continue reading

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IT Strategy Information Model…data for the framework

Our Framework is based on a predefined and proven information model which includes all key information that should be collected, including entities, attributes and relationships. It is a suggested guideline of all typical information that should be collected and analyzed … Continue reading

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An IT Strategy Framework

MappIT framework identifies and positions all key concepts which can support the IT strategists in defining the IT Strategy. These concepts include on one side Enterprise Business and IT Architecture, Spending and Sourcing Operating Model; on the other side Business … Continue reading

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A methodology for IT Strategy

Broadly speaking, IT strategy can be defined as a mix of implicit and explicit guidelines and plans regarding the supply and demand of information within an organization and the alignment with the internal and external environment aimed at the realization … Continue reading

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IT Strategy Made Easy: a framework is urgently needed!!

What are the key challenges that nowadays every CIO or IT leadership team face for succeeding in their own organization into their organization in order to bring value and effectively support the corporate strategy and needs? Challenge #1: Business Strategy … Continue reading

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TUTORIAL: How to use the other tools in MappIT

There are some other tools available in MappIT. The first tool is the “Export Dataset” on the “Tools” tab: In this case MappIT will ask for the specific Data Set you want to export and then generate a grid view … Continue reading

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TUTORIAL: How to export a skill map survey template and import skill survey results in MappIT

In this section I would like to explain how to effectively run a skill survey in order to quickly collect skill level of all people in your IT organization. This information are quite interesting for many purposes: You can perform … Continue reading

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