What makes us unique

What Makes Us Unique

There are many distinguishing differences between LEADing Practice Enterprise Standards and the traditional frameworks, methods and approaches that exist on the market today. Some of the most unique features and differences that makes our Enterprise & Industry Standards stand out are:

Development of Enterprise Standards
A continuous and ongoing development of Enterprise Standards includes full reference content which increases the level of reusability and replication. Both within Enterprise Modelling, Enterprise Engineering and Enterprise Architecture.

Building accelerators
Within all Enterprise as well as Industry Standards, we have enabled all of our reference content to adopt and reproduce only the most successful best and leading practices.

Based on university research and analysis
Since 2004, the Global University Alliance, a consortium of +450 Universities has been dedicated to collaborative on research, analysis and the development of standards, best practices, leading practices, as well as to develop missing practices in the fields of Enterprise Modelling, Enterprise Engineering and Enterprise Architecture. LEADing Practice acts as the facilitator of linking academic research with applied hands-on working experience that can be reused by other organizations.

Community Open Source Standard
With our university background, our principle remains that of collaborative knowledge sharing and gaining. Hence, LEADing Practice is community-driven open source. It requires no license or maintenance effort for anybody who is part of the community. There are absolutely no hidden license or maintenance fees.

Agnostic and vendor neutral
The standards are both agnostic and vendor neutral. We are free of political and vendor-driven agendas, unlike most standards committee bodies. The standards are not defined by vendors, but are applied by them.

Industry Standards Committees
With the wide industry adoption, each industry has a dedicated international Industry Standard Committee dedicated to align research, analysis and develop best practice, leading practices and missing practices with the consensus of the industry experts Agreeing on standards based on a common and repeatable patterns that can be reused,  replicated and implemented by the peers in the industry. Thereby ensuring that the Industry Standard Committee can agree on correct modelling, engineering and/or architecture principles.

Developed BY practitioners FOR practitioners
Making all of our Enterprise & Industry Standards not just a theoretical discussion centered around academic research, but a direct and usable hands-on way of thinking, working and modelling that enables any practitioner to identify, create and realize the needed performance and value. An essential part thereof is our cross-disciplinary role concept. Our standards have not only been developed for specific areas and roles, but for all the different role-types of enterprise modelling experts such as strategists, business analysts, process professionals, service experts as well as value engineers, quality engineers as well as architects within any particular field.

Linking strategy with operational execution
The standards are interconnected and link directly to strategy and the critical success factors: Other researched standards as well as frameworks and methods are either domain-specific, or work only vertically within the area specified  (within structure). All LEADing Practice Enterprise & Industry Standards works horizontally and interlinks to the strategic business objectives and critical success factors with operational execution and performance measures to demonstrate the business value of enterprise architecture.

Interconnected and integrated standards
All standards are fully interconnected and integrated in frameworks, methods and approaches with supporting templates (maps, matrices & models) and accelerators (content), including semantic relations as well as meta models (object groups, meta objects) and architecture rules. In order to ensure integrated and interlinked standards, the concept of engineering and architecture decomposition and composition is built into all Enterprise & Industry Standards.

Integrates with other frameworks, methods and approaches
Our standards integrate to the modelling, engineering and architecture principles to other existing frameworks, methods and approaches such as ITIL, COBIT, TOGAF, Zachman, Oracle AIM, BPMN, etc. Leveraging the reference content from other standards to ensures that, for example, service, process, application and data modelling interlink with full value management and value modelling principles. Thereby ensuring value identification, creation and realization in all of the standards disciplines.

Works in layers
The standards work in layers, not only in domains. The most notable difference is the concept of building and structuring objects within a framework, methods and or approaches of interconnected layers of business (business competencies, processes, services and value), application (application and data) and technology (platform and infrastructure). Modelling experts, engineers and architects can therefore ensure the full iconnection of all the other domains involved.

Built-in continuous improvement approach
With +4600 certified practitioners, our standards have a fully integrated and built-in continuous improvement approach. Each practitioner is taking an active part in the feedback loop in order to improve current aspects, suggest new aspects, add artifacts and contribute to shape new ways of linking different industry requirements with how to further develop the LEADing Practice Enterprise & Industry Standards more effectively and efficiently.