QualiWare has included the PRG Framework for Business Architecture from the Process Renewal Group.
The Process Renewal Group model, which is the origin of the BPTrends methodology, was originally formulated in the mid-nineties and has undergone continuing evolution for twenty years to remain a modern way of designing a business. It incorporates the best of the approaches described so far combined with other ideas that have stood the test of time. Within the past year it has been subject to a significant update to connect traditional and new ideas into a comprehensive Business Architecture framework and methodology as depicted in the figure below. The diagram shows the main logic of the discovery and design process.
As can be seen in picture above, the framework support the phases from defining the business to its operation:
- Define the Business
- Design the Business
- Build the Business
- Operate the Business
The Framework has been modelled as an Architecture Framework in QualiWare. Each of the 4 phase are broken down into 4 areas (framework cells), and for each of the 16 cells we have mapped relevant QualiWare templates that supports the associated task.
The PRG Framework has been incorporated in the QualiWare version 10.9 as part of a dedicated dekstop for Business Architecture.
Are you stuck in an IT-centric architecture practice? Are you challenged to drive outside-in, experience-driven, purposeful business transformations? Are you looking to better engage executives, and your peers in product and service delivery, operational and organization design?
Then EDGY is for you! Wolfgang and Milan from the Intersection Group will introduce you to the Open Source tool EDGY, designed to connect people and their perspectives, disciplines and conversations.
Instead of complicated models that make people glaze over and look at their phones, EDGY is simple, colorful, easy to use and understand.
This webinar shows how you, as an enterprise or business architect, can apply EDGY to co-create a better enterprise that attracts customers, where employees thrive, and purposes are achieved.
EDGY has been integrated into QualiWare X! Martin from QualiWare will show you how you can work with EDGY within QualiWare X.
- Milan Guenther, President at Intersection Group
- Woflgang Goebl, President at Intersection Group
- Martin Tølle, Business Architect at QualiWare
- Kevin Bowles, Enterprise Architect at QualiWare
Read more about EDGY and QualiWare:
AI is a major trend in the field of Enterprise Architecture. At QualiWare, we have been engaged in this realm for quite some time, recognizing the immense value it can bring to our customers.
In our webinar, we will delve into the reasons behind our AI integration into QualiWare X 10.9, how it works and the value it will bring.
Moreover, we will address the challenges and concerns inherent in working with Artificial Intelligence.
- Russell Blair, Solutions Architect at QualiWare, and
- Kuno Brodersen, CEO at QualiWare.
- Kevin Bowles, Product Owner: Enterprise Architecture at QualiWare.
The webinar shows how you, as an enterprise architect, and your colleagues can create a better enterprise, that attracts customers, where employees thrive, and goals are reached.
In the webinar, we introduce the new enterprise design Open Source tool EDGY, designed to connect people and their perspectives, disciplines, conversations, and negotiations.
- Milan Guenther, President at Intersection Group
- Kuno Brodersen, CEO at QualiWare
- Alexander James Jensen, Enterprise Architect at QualiWare
Read more about EDGY and QualiWare:
EDGY introduces a set of reusable Enterprise Elements as a simple but powerful graphical language everybody can understand and relate to. This is a tool that enables designers, architects and change makers to co-design a coherent enterprise by collaboratively exploring the most impactful perspectives and translating between them.
- Identity: describing the identifying elements that explain why the enterprise exists and what it seeks to achieve.
- Architecture: describing the way the enterprise works and how its different parts fit together to deliver.
- Experience: describing the way the enterprise seeks to appear in and add value to people’s lives.
- Product: what we make, offer and deliver for people’s benefit.
- Brand: our name and what it stands for, our reputation and image.
- Organisation: a group of people working together to create intended outcomes.
Common base elements
- People: individuals or groups of people relevant for the enterprise.
- Outcome: a result, goal or change we achieve within our enterprise or its ecosystem.
- Object: a object or entity that is relevant to our enterprise.
- Activity: what is being done or going on in our enterprise or its ecosystem
A whole new set of desktops and dashboards have been developed together witht the Intersection Group, and the underlying metamodel have been updated to the latest version of “EDGY 23: Language Foundations”
The dashboards for the different EDGY maps have been updated to reflect the latest changes in the language, including the relationship between the different EDGY elements.
The EDGY overview desktop gives fast access to most recent changes, your maps, and to-do lists, as well as shows the amount and usage of content in the respository.
In addition, dedicated desktops have been created for each of the 3 facets, and for the base and enterprise level.
EDGY 23 in QualiWare 10.9
Example of an Enterprise Design desktop in QualiWare 10.8:
The EDGY-language has been incorporated in the QualiWare version 10.8 with a whole set of new diagram-templates for each of the EDGY-elements (click on the diagram to see an example):
Our series of four webinars with Milan Guenther is now available for viewing at any time.
The webinars cover these topics:
- Reinventing IT: How Strategic Enterprise Design Leads Digital Transformation
- Experience Mapping: Customer Obsession for IT and Digital professionals
- Enterprise Design Sprints: Empowering your Intrapreneurs for Rapid Innovation
- Scaling Enterprise Design: a Management Framework for Agile Environments
eda.c and QualiWare team up and arrange the third gathering on Strategic Enterprise Design on March 6-8 in Tel Aviv. Over the course of 3 days at the Nalaga’at Center in Jaffa Port, we will jointly shape the emerging field of Enterprise Design.
In its 3rd edition after Barcelona and Iceland, our event brings together enterprise rebels inside and outside of organizations, and promote a trans-disciplinary exchange on common themes and challenges, tools and techniques, and new thinking. Despite our different backgrounds in design thinking and doing, enterprise and business architecture or analysis, brand, customer and user experience, culture or business transformation and systems thinking, we share a common goal: make enterprises act less awkward and more humane.
After two retreats, three conferences and with a growing community of practitioners, our focus shifts – from understanding what each other is actually doing, to how to achieve impact and collaborate.
On 13 December 3pm CET, Milan Guenther will give a free webinar on Design Sprints and empowering your intrapreneurs for rapid innovation.
The role of a change agent in an enterprise is no easy one. Even with the right entrepreneurial spirits in your teams, politics, silos, established cultural traits and operational challenges get in the way. This has led many enterprises to try a different way. Diving into intrapreneurship programs employing lean and agile approaches, organizations are attempting to catch up with the startup world.
The ideas of working in rapid iterative sprints and avoiding waste have proven vital to overcome the natural inertia of organizations. The Design Sprint was originally developed at Google Ventures with Silicon Valley pioneers. It is a rapid innovation workshop format that aims to tackle problems for teams of any size, validating the challenge and potential solutions before investing into their realization.
In this webinar, Milan will introduce Enterprise Design Sprints, a variant of the original tool developed working with the likes of Google, SAP and Toyota. It is designed specifically to get innovation initiatives up to speed, mapping complexity rather than ignoring it, and triggering transformation dynamics. Find out more about the Enterprise Design Sprint methodology and download the free Sprint Canvas here.
Milan Guenther is managing partner at eda.c, a strategic design consultancy, and Google certified Design Sprint Master. He is the author of INTERSECTION, a book introducing the enterprise design approach for holistic design in complex enterprises, and organising the INTERSECTION conference series about strategic enterprise design. Milan works with organisations like SAP, Boeing, Toyota and the UN, as well as smaller organisations and start-up companies. He has been a designer and architect for over 12 years. Before co-founding eda.c, he worked as a freelance UX strategist and launched a social software startup.
Watch the recording of webinar, 2 December 2016
Customer Journey maps are a powerful tool to capture opportunities and pain points customers are experiencing, providing a basis for customer-centric transformation. But how to connect them to the reality of a complex, intertwined enterprise that needs to do things differently in order to deliver on these insights?
Too often, the links to the current architecture and organization are unclear, making it difficult to implement such initiatives. Enterprise Architecture teams find themselves stuck in a logic of operations far away from the customer, while those close to the customer struggle to make an impact on the way the enterprise actually works.
In this webinar, Katharina and Milan will share an approach to mapping the Customer Experience for prioritizing topics and challenges, looking at a practical Service Design scenario from the healthcare industry. Using the QualiWare modelling environment, they will look at what to capture, how to make this a part of an integrated Business Architecture model, and how to guide transformation through shared knowledge informing rapid Design Sprints.
Katharina Weber is a UX strategist and service designer from Berlin. She is working freelance and is a fellow with eda.c. Her main agenda is to help creating meaningful user experiences for complex applications and services. In her recent projects she explores the intersections between design and business in disciplines such as design management, organizational design and business modeling. Thereby working towards holistic solutions that fit both the business strategy and the user needs. Katharina is also regularly working as a Google Expert Mentor, teaching hands-on methodology for Product Strategy and User Experience design to young entrepreneurs of the start up scene.
Milan Guether is managing partner at eda.c, a strategic design consultancy with offices in Paris and Düsseldorf. He is the author of INTERSECTION, a book introducing the enterprise design approach for holistic design in complex enterprises, and co-organising the INTERSECTION conference series about strategic enterprise design. Milan works with organisations like Google, SAP, Boeing, Toyota and the UN, as well as smaller organisations and start-up companies. He has been a designer and architect for over 12 years. Before co-founding eda.c, he worked as a freelance UX strategist and launched a social software startup. Milan co-leads the Paris chapter of the Interaction Design Association and teaches Design Management at the Paris College of Art.