Business is not that complex…. it is just that there are too many people making it complex. What is sometimes more worrying is that the very people that should embrace simplicity is shrouding the Enterprise into more complexity.
For a long time I hold the view that one could shape an Enterprise Architecture by just compiling some lists. Hold on I hear some of you say. What about TOGAF, what about all the EA Toolsets, what about Enterprise Models, what about….
Well proof is in the pudding and I have just completed a big EA Project doing just that. In the process I have also created a SuperMapper Toolkit in Excel which allows creation of these lists and using a simple dynamic facility to interconnect these. Result …. always easier for business and technical audience to make a couple of lists than trying to complete a meta-model.
I have also found that I could generate clear, concise viewpoints from these that genuinely address essential issues and establish a concrete course of action.
SuperMapper Toolkit is now part of freshInsight, the preferred go-to tool for Business & Technology Shapers