Designers, architects and analysts habitually produce maps and visualizations. EDGY is designed to be a visual language to create mappings and visualisations as perspectives on an enterprise model. Instead of just producing more and more isolated artefacts, we create individual mappings as representations of an integrated semantic model.
Here are a few questions you should ask when designing better enterprises:
In the past, these questions have been treated separately by specialist functions and disciplines, leading to incoherent, siloed, underperforming enterprises. Elements like a sound strategy, a well performing operating model, or a winning product design are simply impossible to get right if there is no coherence in the way people working to create the enterprise (its cocreators) answer these questions.
These universal facets of identity, experience and architecture apply to all enterprises: large companies, start-ups, public institutions, ... . They provide useful lenses to understand why an enterprise exists, what it is supposed to deliver to whom, and how all of this is supposed to work.
EDGY, a graphical language for collaborative enterprise design, is complementary to more specific visual languages such as ArchiMate or UML but covers a broader range of view angles needed to create better enterprises.
Milan is president of Intersection Group and a co-founder of Enterprise Design Associates, working with enterprises like Google, SAP, Toyota, ThoughtWorks, OECD and the UN. 12 years back, Milan launched a social software startup and designed a patented innovation for Boeing's flight decks. Today, he works with enterprises of all shapes and sizes, to make them deliver and useful to people. His first book Intersection introduces this Enterprise Design approach, and he is co-organising the Intersection conference series since 2014. He is co-author of the book Enterprise Design Patterns and key contributor to EDGY, an Open Source tool for co-creating better enterprises, adopted by organisations around the globe.
Wolfgang Goebl is the founder and President of the Intersection Group and an Enterprise Design Coach and IT Enterprise Architect at Austrian Power Grid. He is one of the authors of the book “Enterprise Design Patterns” and the EDGY language for collaborative Enterprise Design (www.enterprise.design).
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