Orbus Software have produced a useful IT4IT Reference Architecture starter pack.
- MS Visio Detect to Correct Level 2 Value Stream Diagram
- MS Visio Service to Portfolio Component Level 2 Model
- MS Visio IT4IT Reference Architecture Template and Stencil
- Poster on Level 1 & Level 2
- Poster on IT4IT Definitions and Symbols
- White Paper on Accelerating Digital Business with the IT4IT standard
You can get your download of the pack, just follow this link.
I found the the IDC Technology Spotlight White Paper By Philip Carnelley & Jennifer Thomson particularly useful, as they discuss Accelerating Digital Business with the IT4IT standard.
Philip Carnelley & Jennifer Thomson conclude that digital transformation is forcing rapid changes in the market, as customers put pressure on their IT partners to help them develop the capabilities to enable them to adapt their businesses much more quickly. This in turn is putting pressure on IT development shops to stay ahead of the curve and be able to provide the value and innovation their users are seeking.
The 3rd Platform of mobility, cloud, Big Data/analytics, and social business has brought a profound transformation to business and to the business’ relationship with IT. To achieve long-term success, organizations need to adapt and refine their enterprise architecture (EA). However, the pace of technology introduction, the volume and variety of data, and the complexity of IT-enabled business functions make it tempting for IT organizations and leaders to postpone architecture efforts as unnecessary or low priority. Unfortunately, this couldn’t be further from the truth. The only way to manage the increasing complexity and speed of change is to have an architectural vision that addresses the many drivers and forces shaping these changes and to back that with appropriate tool support.
New approaches to IT management and business transformation will help to drive best practice in running IT as a business and allow successful management of the transition from old-style architecture and development practices to new ones based on a service delivery model, encompassing DevOps, agile and cloud service source. Furthermore we expect to increasingly see these practices unified through modern approaches to enterprise architecture such as the Open Group’s the IT4IT standard.
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