Architecture to support Strategy

Deliver EA to provide an end-to-end target architecture, and develop roadmaps of change over a three to ten-year period. An architecture for this purpose will typically span many change programs or portfolios. In this context, architecture is used to identify change initiatives and supporting portfolio and programs. Set terms of reference, identify synergies and govern execution of strategy via portfolio and programs.

Navigate Structure

Navigate is an optimized content framework. It includes

  • How to describe an architecture
    Extensible content metamodel built on a end-to-end core
  • Support for gathering information
    Structured gathering templates & presentation stock material
  • Support for analysis
    Analytic support and Guides
  • Support for reporting
    Purpose based reporting & presentation stock material
  • Training materials

Conexiam Navigate is designed to address the problem of getting to done.

Core Navigate contains the absolute minimum information. Specialized purposes, like project and portfolio management (PPM), road mappinggovernance, risk and compliance (GRC), business process improvement, service architecture, information architecture, and integration architecture are provided as fully integrated extensions to the core through a Navigate Atlas.

This method leads to smaller information demands and crisp focus on expected value. We gracefully address new critical questions. The exercise is not to gather all the information that might be useful in some potential future.

Conexiam’s Navigate is a flexible enterprise architecture meta-model and standardized set of templates and deliverables. Specialized Atlases extended Navigate seamlessly.

Navigate Atlas Design

Navigate Atlases are designed to to address the problem of getting to done.
Through each Atlas we gracefully address new critical questions. The exercise is not to gather all the information that might be useful in some potential future.Just the information we currently need.

  • How to describe an architecture
    Extensible content metamodel built on a end-to-end core
  • Support for gathering information
    Structured gathering templates & presentation stock material
  • Support for analysis
    Analytic support and Guides
  • Support for reporting
    Purpose based reporting & presentation stock material
  • Training materials

Conexiam Atlases address purpose and specialized domain.

Navigate Guides

Conexiam Guides include proven tools and techniques, including:

  • Reference model (e.g. IT4IT, APQC Process Classification Framework)
  • Information gathering templates (e.g. Business Process spreadsheet)
  • Viewpoint Library (for describing, proving and analyzing)
  • Architecture Trade-off Method
  • How-to for formal modeling with Avolution ABACUS®
  • Governance toolset
  • Process touchpoints

Conexiam has used Navigate in a variety of business sectors including utilities, transportation, energy, telecom, defense and financial services.

Throughout Navigate we maintain a standard set of definitions, and purposes. We find it is often more useful to explain the purpose of a specialized term than attempt a definition.