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Our workstreams are run by a group of members developing new open source Enterprise Design tools and approaches. They are led and run by our members and supported by our network of partner enterprises and vendors. We explore fundamental enterprise characteristics and design/architecture considerations using EDGY, our Open Source tool for Enterprise Design, and identify ways to describe and capture enterprises and their evolution, connect relevant disciplines and their viewpoints, and translate between various perspectives.

Based on this shared understanding, we develop a set of tools with content, tools and examples to deal with enterprise change and co-creation, uncover recurring Enterprise Design Patterns and contributing to EDGY for enterprise innovation and transformation. If you are interested in getting involved, have a look at how to join and contribute to a workstream.

Strategic Management

Informing strategic management decisions through Enterprise Design tools and practices: generating and evaluating strategic options, deciding priorities according to a vision and purpose, defining and measuring success, co-designing an adaptive roadmap and a goal-driven investment.

Keywords: Investment portfolio, Management tools, Strategy, Vision

Organisation Design

An Enterprise Design approach for designing better organisations: weaving identity and architecture together to allow for better coordination and collaboration, better information exchanges and decision making, to pursue goals and work towards shared purpose.

Keywords: Organisational structure, Architecture, Systems thinking, Roles and teams, Culture, Leadership, Self-organisation, Talent, New ways of working, Employee Experience, Meaningful people relationships

Enterprise Maps

Using visual maps and semantic models for collaborative Enterprise Design work: depicting enterprise elements, relations and dynamics, navigating different Facets and integrating perspectives, highlighting challenges and opportunities, and informing a shared understanding and decision-making.

Keywords: Maps, Blueprints, Modelling, Languages, Repositories, Visualisation, Business Geography

Exploring the enterprise

Exploring the enterprise as an environment to understand and influence, and facilitating the way from data to insight: qualitative and quantitative research approaches, tools for assessment and evaluation, bridging analysis, observation and immersion, and generating a shared model of the enterprise to be redesigned.

Keywords: Customer insight, User research, Data science, Business analysis, Assessment

Co-Creating the enterprise

Facilitating interactive workshops using the Enterprise Design Sprint and other complementary formats: supporting teams with methods and techniques for rapid challenge definition and framing, exploration, co-creation, prototyping and validation for enterprise-wide change as the desired outcome.

Keywords: Design Sprint, Workshop, Facilitation, Design Thinking, Lean Startup, MVP

Systemic reuse in the enterprise

Cultivating and enabling enterprise-wide learning and change processes with an Enterprise Design System: a tool for developing and adopting shared principles, pattern and component libraries, platforms and environments, for coherent change with co-creators tackling specific challenges.

Keywords: Design System, Pattern library, Reference architecture, Systems Design, Systems Thinking, Complexity, Metadesign, Platform Thinking

Software Architecture & Development

Enabling the development of adaptive Software and IT solutions, delivered by large and diverse teams using Agile or Scaled Agile approaches: making the link between development roadmaps, backlogs, requirements, user experiences, team configuration, the roles and application landscapes to work towards sustainably adaptive enterprise change.

Keywords: Agile, Scaled Agile, Development, Product Management/Design, User Experience, Application Architecture

Information Architecture

Dealing with information and its double nature as an enterprise asset and a means to facilitate communication, interaction and transaction: tools and approaches for structure and classification, access and communication, management and knowledge exchange, accessibility and understanding.

Keywords: Object/domain/E-R/information models, Ontology, Taxonomy, Metadata, Master data, Classification, DDD