The motivation for this change came from the following observations I have made:.
I saw business designers working with clients and was amazed with the level of engagement in workshops and the creativity it unleashed, which resonated in the results. However, we observed that many times the designs did not take the current architecture and needed information into consideration, and therefore the actual implementation became challenging and overly complex.
Enterprise Architecture is an approach to solve complex challenges holistically. However, it is often implemented in a too heavy way, consuming more time and money than needed, and sometimes not even understood in organizations at all. EDS makes it more understandable as design is all around us.
Architectural transformation projects basically always have an impact on information and interfaces, and it needs to be reconsidered where, which information resides and how the whole lifecycle of information is managed.
This has led me to the conclusion that having all the three practices combined to a “one-stop-shop” would be beneficial. This was also a rather natural step for enterprise architects, since business architecture and information architecture are two of the layers of enterprise architecture and now extended to business design and information management.
By combining all three practices enables to produce design blueprints for human-centric, information aware and enterprise-wide change.