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SMART360°EA questions & reports will help you to get a feel for how the tool could be used effectively in your organization. It is based on a couple of common requirements in IT Management but might need to be tailored for your specific situation. It shows common questions and their respective solution in SMART360°EA & iteraplan

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SMART360°EA questions & reports

  1. 1. SMART 360° EA Suite Get a 360° view of your Enterprise Architecture Gain control over your IT Landscape and help your business grow
  2. 2. Introduction This document is an example showcase for a tool evaluation. It contains screens from the open-source Enterprise Architecture Management Suite called “iteraplan” from http://www.smart360biz.com. The purpose of the slides is to get a feel for how the tool could be used effectively in your organization. It is based on a couple of common requirements in IT Management but might need to be tailored for your specific situation. It can be part of BusinessCase or Proposal.. The key requirements include an easy to use, cost effective tool that captures data so that we could answer key application and technology questions. We will review those questions and how the app answers them via reports and visualizations. 2 © SMART360° Co.
  3. 3. Enterprise Architecture Today Excel sheets can be loaded into the tool! Issues with current situation: -  Different documents flying around in different parts of the organization -  Inconsistent data across teams -  Missing items like interfaces, business functionality, support teams, app roadmap or technology dependencies -  Which list of apps represents the “REAL” situation? Which ones are really used? -  Inconsistent presentation -  Nno further details available behind elements in visualization 3 © SMART360° Co.
  4. 4. SMART360°EA Suite - iteraplan SMART360°EA Suite – iteraplan is a user-friendly app that runs entirely in a browser. The data model is basic. The core areas are: Business Elements, Information System/Application Portfolio, Technology/Infrastructure and Projects. Recognition: Flexible: 100+ Customers: SaaS On-Premise 4 © SMART360° Co.
  5. 5. Application portfolio and roadmap QUESTION: What applications and technical solutions can be converged so that we can minimize costs? iteraplan has some advanced reporting capability. This report shows Processes/Capabilities across the top and Orgs on the left. It can be used to compare apps across Orgs. Coloring can be based on Standards, Complexity or any other topic covered by an attribute. 5 © SMART360° Co.
  6. 6. Transparency of existing solutions QUESTION: When we get a new request for an application, we ask “do we have a solution that has that functionality that we might be able to use?” 8 From the top menu, enter “CRM” in the Quick Search bar. This searches all text in the system. You can also run a report by Process, Capability or Business Unit. 6 © SMART360° Co.
  7. 7. Application interfaces and interdependecies QUESTION: If we are converging applications, what interfaces between applications do we need to consider? Or: What other systems are affected if this system goes down? 8 Click on a single InformationSystem and select “Relations” tab or “Visualization” for Informationflow overview: 7 © SMART360° Co.
  8. 8. Application Overview QUESTION: What applications are our target solutions (mandatory, standard, optional)? Which applications are we decommissioning so we should avoid spending more time/money on them? Each application has an “Status” attribute that can be seen on the application summary page. The status can also be used in reports for filtering or color coding. 8 © SMART360° Co.
  9. 9. Technology Portfolio/Catalog of Technology Bricks QUESTION: Where do we use applications or technology from the same vendor? To increase negotiating power to minimize licensing, maintenance, consulting costs. 8  From the home page, click on “Technical Component”. Technical component reports show middleware and hardware by vendor. 8 Click on “SQL Server 2008” 9 © SMART360° Co.
  10. 10. Technology Portfolio/Catalog of Technology Bricks QUESTION: During reviews of technical architecture, we want to know how many applications depend on various technical components (e.g. IIS, SQL Server, Oracle, Tomcat…). This may help focus efforts on areas with the biggest impact. Relationship tab of SQL Server 2008 The “Relations tab” shows the applications that depend on SQL Server 2008. Technology can also be marked as mandatory, standard, or optional. 10 © SMART360° Co.
  11. 11. IT Support of a specific BusinessUnit QUESTION: We meet with business units on a regular basis. We would like to have a list of business functionality and applications used at that BusinessUnit to discuss with them. It provides a starting point for discussions. When you view the BusinessUnit you can see the related apps. You can also run a query to look for apps by BusinessUnit. Or run an Landscape Report to see it in the context of Process participation. 11 © SMART360° Co.
  12. 12. Business Criticality of Applications QUESTION: Is this a business critical application? Each application can me marked with a criticality or an SLA as a custom attribute. 12 © SMART360° Co.
  13. 13. Users, Stakeholders and Responsibilities QUESTION: When we have an issue with an application…which person or team supports it? Approval for Change requests? This information is best managed in the tool. The distribution can be made visible via NestingCluster Diagram or Bar Charts 13 © SMART360° Co.
  14. 14. Many Possible Future functionality available SMART360°EA has a lot of advanced report types for many further use-cases 14 © SMART360° Co.
  15. 15. Masterpan for Roadmaps 15 © SMART360° Co.
  16. 16. Nesting Cluster for any Relation Type 16 © SMART360° Co.
  17. 17. Portfolio Diagram for Strategic Decisions 17 © SMART360° Co.
  18. 18. Contact Karsten Voges kvoges@smart360.biz SMART360°Biz 1 Broadway, 14th Floor Cambridge, MA 02142, USA Phone +1 (617) 800-6024 www.smart360biz.com @smart360biz, +SMART360Biz 18 © SMART360° Co.

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