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This article is the first in a series on #Graphitization. Click here to explore the other articles in this series.
Reprinted from #Graphitization of the Enterprise on LinkedIn.
Move beyond digitalization of the enterprise to graphitization of the enterprise. Here’s a great diagram that explains this concept. (click on the diagram to enlarge it)
Graphitization of not only all of your corporate information assets across all of your constituencies and stakeholders – at the data, application entity, and business object level – but also the graphitization of all of the interconnections between every business process, application system, infrastructure component, cloud service, vendor/service provider, and business role that uses, manages, or stores corporate information (Crossing the EA Chasm: Automating Enterprise Architecture Modeling #2).
Use graphitization to make your existing corporate information more available, more usable, and more informative. Graphitization enables you to “Keep Calm and Have IT Your Way“.
What is #Graphitization?
#Graphitization is a data science and enterprise architecture-inspired framework and process model for modeling, ingesting, organizing, analyzing, and visualizing any domain of endeavor by using graphs – networks of connected objects and relationships with each object and relationship annotated with additional descriptive information (metadata).
The primary applications of #Graphitization are:
- System optimization,
- Systems life cycle management, and
- Transformative Change in resulting in positive increases in business value for the system being studied.
A system is defined as any collection of strategies, system components, assets, architectures or processes.
Use graphitization of your organization to help close both the Enterprise Architecture Chasm and the Operational Data Chasm. See below.
Figure 2. Continuous Transformation Framework: Enterprise Architecture Chasm and Operational Data Chasm
Figure 3. Continuous Transformation Framework: Process Groups and Activities
To learn more about other applications of graphitization, check out the following articles:
- Graphitization of Ray Dalio’s Principles: Iteration 1
- Graphitization of Ray Dalio’s Principles: Iteration 2
Best regards and best wishes for the New Year,
Michael Herman (Toronto)