CorsoReview: #ogLON with the Open Group
Date: October 2013
Venue: Methodist Central Hall, London, United Kingdom
Author: Manuel Ponchaux (Corso)
The Corso team recently visited London for The Open Group's "Business Transformation in Finance, Government & Healthcare" conference. The event was predominantly for learning how experts address organisational change when aligning business needs with information technology – something very relevant in today’s climate. Nonetheless, there were a few other things we learnt as well…
1. Lean Enterprise Architecture
We were told that Standard Frameworks are too complex and multidimensional – people were interested in how we use them to provide simple working guidelines to the architecture team.
There were a few themes that frequently popped up, one of them being the measurement of Enterprise Architecture (EA) complexity. There seemed to be a lot of talk about Lean Enterprise Architecture as a solution to complexity issues.
2. Risk Management was popular
Clearly the events of the past few years e.g. financial crisis, banking regulations and other business transformations mean that managing risk is increasingly more important. So, it was no surprise that the Risk Management and EA sessions were very popular and probably attracted the biggest crowd. The Corso session showcasing our IBM/CIO case study was successful with 40+ attending!
3. Business challenges
People visited our stand and told us they were having trouble generating up to date heat maps. There was also a large number of attendee's interested in Software as a Service as an alternative to traditional on-premise licensing.
So what did we learn from #ogLON?
Attendees are attracted to the ease of use of Corso’s ArchiMate plugin.
Together with the configurable nature of System Architect, Archimate is a simple framework to use and makes a good starting point for supporting Lean Architecture.
Roadmapping and performing impact analysis reduces the influence of risk when executing any business transformation initiative.
We also learnt that customers in the industry are starting to embrace the concept of SaaS offerings as it provides them with a solution that can get them up and running quickly and easily - something we’re keen to pursue – which is why we’re now offering IBM Rational tools on the Corso cloud.