Do you know where to target your transformation and IT investments to generate the most value for your organization?
Are you looking for a structured approach for determining the right set of capabilities to invest in to drive your company’s vision and strategy?
Do you need to rationalize your IT portfolio to ensure you have the right systems to support the business’s needs while at the same time cutting operational costs?
If so, we can help!
Capability based planning is a technique for planning what business and technical capabilities you need to invest in to realize your organization’s strategy. It utilizes a holistic architectural approach combined with objective analysis of the cost and value indicators that help you directly tie individual projects and investments to the impacts they have on your organization. The output of capability-based planning is a change roadmap to guide implementation projects.
The experts from Sparx Services North America have been working with IT organizations for decades, leveraging architecture-based approaches to IT planning. Sparx Enterprise Architect and Prolaborate provide the tools for mapping out the complexities of your IT application landscape so you can clearly see what systems you have and where they are being used across your organization. Using the TM Forum Frameworx as reference models, your company can leverage the best practices and insights of others in the industry to rationalize your portfolio against competitors and identify where to target investments in support of your digital maturity journey.
Sparx Services North America offers the full set of TM Forum Frameworx reference models available as content pack add-ins for the Sparx Enterprise Architect platform. Frameworx represents a wealth of knowledge created over many years through the collaboration of thought leaders and practitioners across the Telecom industry. SSNA has transformed all the Frameworx content into architecture models that are ready to load into Sparx EA so your company can begin leveraging them to support capability-based planning, application portfolio rationalization and other use cases. To transform and load all the Frameworx content using internal staff or contractors, you are easily looking at thousands of hours of effort and waiting months before the models are ready to use… and every time the TM forum releases a new version of Frameworx, you will need to go through the process all over again.
Sparx Services North America has done the transformation work for you and compiled the Frameworx content into a set of reference model add-ins that can be easily installed and configured into your company’s Sparx Enterprise Architect repository in a few days with your team being able to use them within a few weeks. With an active maintenance agreement you will receive updated content packs for each new release of Frameworx from the TM forum (currently twice per year).
DMM is the part of Frameworx that you use for strategic planning. The DMM content pack for Sparx EA enables you to interact with the DMM content, map it to your company’s architecture, conduct maturity assessments and visualize results for management stakeholders.
eTOM is the business process reference model for the Telecom Industry. The eTOM content pack for Sparx EA enables you to compare and map your operations, IT systems and internal processes to industry standards to drive simplification, efficiency and digital transformation discussions with business and management stakeholders
The business architecture components of Frameworx include a Business Capability model as well as a set of business value streams. The business architecture content pack for Sparx EA provides you the high-level structure for bringing the different parts of Frameworx together and aligning them to your company’s architecture
SID is the part of Frameworx that provides a common vocabulary for information objects and data structures. The SID content pack for Sparx EA helps you to better understand your operational data, business processes and how individual IT systems support your organization. SID can also help you figure out where to get the information you need for agile decision making.
The TAM application framework provides a common language to help you rationalize your IT portfolio. The TAM content pack for Sparx EA provides logical grouping s of applications then describes each application’s functionality.
The TM Forum Open APIs are a set of standardized integration specifications for the Telecom industry. The Open API content pack for Sparx EA includes all of the currently published Open API specs, rest definitions and information needed to implement the APIs in your IT systems and products.
ODA is a method for doing Enterprise Architecture based on TOGAF and a functional architecture in the Telecom industry. The ODA content pack for Sparx EA includes all of the architecture functional blocks, principles and functionalities as defined by the TM Forum.