Enterprise Architecture/Solution Architecture

The appropriateness of solutions depends on taking an end-to-end view of the problem and solution space. Alignment is achieved by taking an enterprise wide view driven down from business strategy. Doing this pragmatically to realise value is what we do.”

Architecture is the organisation of a system, consisting of components, relationships between these components and the external environment, and the principles that govern its design and evolution. The scope of “the system” evolved over time – we can apply the same specialised architecture techniques to the complete socio-technical “system” – business, data, application & technology.

The value proposition of architecture includes:

  • Alignment: horizontally across functional areas in the business, and vertically – aligning the business with vision and strategy, and in turn aligning IT with the business.
  • The ability to design complete, end-to-end solutions that are appropriate in the commercial context of the organisation, and that meet business needs.
  • Cross functional (e.g. cross-project, cross-portfolio, cross-departmental) planning to ensure optimisation of the technology investment portfolio
  • Simplification of process and system, leading to increased agility and efficiency

Although many organisations understand this value proposition, and are investing in architecture capability, there is often shortfall in quantifiable benefits realisation and pragmatism.

At Tenzing we assist our clients with delivering tangible business value through the pragmatic application of Enterprise and Solution Architecture.

Our services include:

  • Enterprise and Solution Architecture services to augment capacity or skill shortage
  • Application and Technology Portfolio assessment, planning, consolidation, modernisation, lifecycle planning and management
  • Architecture maturity assessment and planning
  • Architecture practice establishment, including architecture process, methodology, skills framework, tooling and governance
  • Adoption or development of architecture frameworks, including industry frameworks and reference models
  • Development of technology strategy and roadmaps, also standards, policies, principles and reference architectures