The Structural Way of LEAD

The LEADing Practice structural approach has been created to combine complex cross-disciplines with cross-teams into a synchronized and manageable Way of Thinking, Working and Modelling and with a Way of Governing, Implementing and Training & Coaching.

Our approach has a track record of accomplishing the critical discipline of strategic planning and effective execution. Allowing different experts architects and to work effectively and efficiently together by working throughout all the layers and within the decomposition and composition of the many different artifacts with the same structural approach.

Structural Way of LEAD

Structural Way of LEAD

Way of Thinking

The LEADing Practice Way of Thinking, the so-called “welt anschauung”, is the essential starting point that creates the guiding principles. Providing a structural concept around strategic definitions e.g. wants, needs, direction, issues and problems.

The way of thinking postulates about what ought to be, with an abstraction level, which can analyze, appraise, approximate, assess and capture an objects and or artifacts idea, design, plan, scheme and structure in order to understand the underlying thought, view, vision as well as perspective, philosophy and belief.

Way of Working

The LEADing Practice Way of Working is critical discipline of translating both strategic planning and effective execution. Structure the arrangement of effort and work, by translating the “Way of Thinking” into a structural approach of working.

The Way of Working organizes, classifies, aligns, arranges, quantifies, recommends and selects objects and or artifacts in the systemized and categorized way they need to be de-composed or composed together.

Way of Modelling

The LEADing Practice Way of Modelling is the approach the LEAD eXpert or architect follows in order to define the modelling principles to make an objective assessment of the possible.

It also provides a uniform and formal description of the model objects and artifacts within one or more different types of models by using decomposition and composition modelling techniques within the different layers (e.g. business, application and technology).

Each LEAD expert and architect has to be able to translate the “Way of Working” into a “Way of Modelling”, which mostly include:

  • Expressiveness: the degree to which a given modelling technique is able to denote the models of any number and kinds of layered domains (business, application and technology).
  • Arbitrariness: the degree of freedom one has when decomposing and composing different models on the same domain.
  • Suitability: the degree to which a given modelling technique is specifically tailored for a specific kind of wanted output/result.
  • Comprehensibility: the ease of how the way of working and way of modelling techniques are understood by participants.
  • Coherence: the degree to which the individual sub-models of a way of modelling constitute a whole.
  • Completeness: the degree to which all-necessary concepts of the application domains are represented in the way of modelling.
  • Efficiency: the degree to which the modelling steps (e.g. LEADing Practice steps) uses resources such as time and people.
  • Effectiveness: the degree to which the modelling principles achieve its goals.
  • Audit: the degree to which the end results of the models achieve its goals.

Way of Implementing

The LEAD Way of Implementing is not only about combining Enterprise Modelling and Enterprise Architecture principles; it is the approach the LEAD eXpert or architect follows in order apply the way of working and modelling into the physical and thereby the execution and concrete relevant aspects.

The LEAD Way of Implementing provides a uniform and formal implementation description of the specific LEAD meta objects and artifacts by using decomposition and composition modelling techniques within the different layers (e.g. business, application and technology).

Most implementations fall short of transforming the business and creating real value due to the fact that they automate the existing way of working. Thereby actually reinforcing a siloed and ineffective way of automation. Hence, the implementation approach is not only about identifying and minimizing duplication of business functions, roles in terms of employees, process’s, services and many other cost cutting potential. It is in addition about the possibility to totally rethink the business workflow, the service flow, the process flow as well as the measurement and reporting flow. It can fundamentally rethink and transform the organization.

The LEADing Practice Way of Implementing has been developed as a fully integrated part of any of the frameworks and methods and details a series of steps to be taken in order to produce a wanted and pre-determined result in the areas of the decomposition and composition of the business, application and technology relevant objects. The implementation approach is designed so that you can do a full project implementation e.g. ERP, cloud, service renewal, while applying full integrated enterprise architecture principles as well.

Way of Governing

The LEADing Practice Way of Governing, derived from the Greek verb κυβερνάω [kubernáo], which means to steer, and is essential act of governing what exists or in the process of getting developed/deployed.

In the Way of Governance it relates to decisions and guidance that define expectations and direction, grant power, or verify and ensure value identification and creation. It consists of either a separate project governance process in terms of EA analysis, design, implementation and run/monitor/optimize or part of the enterprise architecture continuum governance or even the LEAD Architect leadership processes.

An example of a model that utilizes the LEADing Practice RUN Approach to illustrate Governance & Continuous Improvement

An example of a model that utilizes the LEADing Practice RUN Approach to illustrate Governance & Continuous Improvement.

A reasonable or rational purpose of governance might aim to assure (sometimes on behalf of others in terms of stakeholders) that an organization produces a worthwhile pattern of good results while avoiding an undesirable pattern of bad circumstances. Therefore, the enterprise architecture governance and continuous improvement processes and systems are typically administered by a governance body. The daily enterprise architecture project governance consists of assuring, on behalf of those governed, the desired business innovation, transformation and value creation while avoiding an undesirable pattern of high cost, ineffectiveness and inefficiency (low performance). Enterprise architecture governance consists of the set of architectures, regulatory requirements, processes, authority structure, solutions, organizational standards/rules and guidelines as well as service level agreements/operating level agreements, affecting the way people direct, administer or control a corporation.

The Way of Governing also includes the relationships among the many players involved (the stakeholders) and the business goals. The principal players include the CIO,CTO, shareholders, business management, and the EA governance board. Other stakeholders include the employees, suppliers, end-consumers and the IT community at large.

Way of Training

The LEAD Way of Training is about the ability to re-skill and mature the business and IT workforce to meet today’s need for cross-disciplinary competencies with an emphasis on value, process, services, enterprise architecture, information, technology and transformation. This is tailored in our LEAD career path and aimed to apply standards to new or existing projects.

Our LEAD Way of Training is designed and tailored to support project result-oriented team certification, new project and framework adoption, re-skilling, as well as skills transformation. Skills taxonomy that aligns cross-disciplinary competencies.

The LEADing Practice career curriculum combines skills taxonomy and aligns cross-disciplinary capability and skills way of thinking, working and modelling across business and IT roles. With a complete Enterprise Modelling concept, including frameworks, methods, and approaches with associated tools and templates, such as meta model with modelling rules. All integrated with each other to enable cross business and IT skill development.