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Enterprise Architecture Governance to Align Disconnected Teams and Data

A component manufacturing company successfully navigated its Enterprise Architecture (EA).

  • Built Enterprise Architecture governance
  • Understanding of business capabilities and components
  • Hard data to help prioritize projects
team plans enterprise architecture governance

The EA team achieved quick time to value using the Best Practice Guides. Now they've become the go-to department for answering all application questions.

Kalpav Shah
Customer Success Manager, Ardoq

The Need for Enterprise Architecture Governance

  • Information disconnect across various locations and relied on Excel to connect information and mature their EA practice
  • Multiple siloed departments lacked a common language and depended on a cultural change to bring diverse departments together
  • Partial Enterprise Architecture governance left decision-makers searching for data and lacked a “one-stop shop” for their answers

Building Company-wide Assessable Repository

  • Followed Ardoq’s Best Practice Guides for Application Portfolio Management (APM), Business Capability Modeling (BCM), technical capabilities, and project, people, and data management
  • Integrated Ardoq with Azure Active Directory to identify and map application experts and owners to ensure a single point of contact
  • Ardoq Services customized the program based on the organizations’ 80+ requirements and delivered Ardoq Discover viewpoints, Surveys and Broadcasts, Reports and Dashboards, and Permissions
  • Set up a program to fulfill wider internal department rollout
  • Captured the needed interface details with the extended metamodel, improving the understanding of integrations, maintenance, and impact on applications

Achieving Enterprise Architecture Governance

  • Faster and quicker value realization for departments using Ardoq:  
    • Seven departments use custom-made dashboards and reports to keep their data up-to-date
    • Can plan a structured approach towards any new impact because they have a more complete Enterprise Architecture governance
    • Visibility of application portfolio across locations, departments, owners, data, and interfaces
  • Better control of the spend on IT architecture
  • Aligning business capabilities to applications to confidently answer stakeholders' questions
    • Understand who owns which applications and how those applications impact business capabilities 
    • Identify the capability gaps to know what’s missing to find a solution and continue to mature in their capability journey
  • Due to ease of use and data visibility, the company has been able to prioritize projects based on data
    • Help make investment decisions by knowing which projects most effect transformation
  • Met hard deadlines to roll out Ardoq to the wider organization by using Ardoq Services, eliminating varied internal resources deadlines
  • Use Enterprise Architecture governance for a more complete overview of their applications, owners, and experts
Next Steps

Looking Forward

In the longer term, thanks to their improved Enterprise Architecture governance, the company sees a “possibility to steer the organization” using Ardoq. In addition, they are considering implementing Scenarios alongside developing, testing, and validating ideas using Ardoq's sandbox.
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