SOCIAL ENGAGEMENT & COST-EFFECTIVE RESOURCING
The result of an Enterprise Architecture project should be something more than just another pile of strategy documents. To achieve an EA roadmap that is goal-oriented and practical, Posti decided to collaborate with Sofigate.
“An external consultant is able to avoid the so-called analysis paralysis that can sometimes hinder businesses from achieving the change they desire. The client provides the deep substance knowledge and we provide fresh tools and a broader market understanding. Together these help the project to concentrate on actionable goals”, says Pasi Lahtonen, Senior Advisor at Sofigate.
Sofigate has created a unique Enterprise Architecture as a Service model that conducts EA development projects in an agile and social style.
“Sofigate clearly understood that a successful Enterprise Architecture cannot be created in a vacuum. They organized large workshops and reference groups that engaged people from all corners of our organization. Working in this social way was the key to achieving an Enterprise Architecture roadmap that all parties can commit to”, says Jolkkonen.
Another important aspect of Sofigate’s EA as a Service method is fluid resourcing.
“In this project our team consisted of a Junior Consultant and a Senior Consultant. The work was balanced between these two experts depending on the stage of the process and the tasks at hand. Not having a fixed team in an EA project is cost-efficient for the client”, says Lahtonen.