EA is a great plattform for building EAM. If you want to shortcut the way to your EAM - Labnaf provides a complete framework, reference repository to start with.
Labnaf is a customizable modeling language and framework that semantically merges and extends standards into a meaningful strategy and architecture workflow. The framework features some extensive and configurable modeling language and tools along with pragmatic on-line documentation.
The software implementation is provided as a robust Sparx System’s Enterprise Architect software extension. The scalable architecture repository provides numerous concurrent users with enterprise visibility and traceability across many dimensions.
The language is based on natural, precise and unambiguous systems semantics. It is used for architecting and diagnosing portfolios of information, physical material, processes, enterprise functions, organizations, applications, technologies and equipment. It is also used for envisioning, planning and formalizing changes, for end to end solution architecture modeling, for organizing and automating architecture governance and for documenting architecture frameworks.
Miscellaneous industry patterns can be naturally addressed including IoT, ecosystems, cloud and information privacy.
The language is simple, practical and easily configurable, while covering a large spectrum of business transformation concerns. It enables visibility and traceability at several manageable levels of detail.
Labnaf includes the following set of software components, data stores and documentation:

LABNAF KEY FEATURES

ONE single language and transformation process where industry standards and best practices were merged

  • Strategy and architecture standards have been semantically merged (rather than integrated) into a process and a supporting modeling language. These standards include ISO/IEC/IEEE 42010, IT4IT, TOGAF, Archimate, BPMN, PESTEL Analysis, Porter’s Five Forces Analysis, Business Model Generation, Strategy Map & Balanced Scorecard, SAFe and Gartner EA Stage Planning.

ONE single tool implementing the language and method

  • The Labnaf strategy and architecture process, the modeling language and the repository structure are independent of their software implementation.
  • The current software implementation is provided as a robust Sparx Enterprise Architect software extension. Sparx is the most common, yet very affordable, modeling platform (more than 750 000 licenses worldwide).

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As a CIO, why should I start with Labnaf?

  • I need to enable re-use, reduce costs, optimize quality, optimize consistency, manage complexity and enable a focus on growth
  • I need a prefab vehicle to coordinate IT and business stakeholder efforts towards meaningful transformations and optimized business outcomes

For the CIO, the benefit is that, out of the box, Labnaf is all in one and ready to go.
Your architecture team can directly focus on the business outcomes.
The transformation process, the language, the default metamodel, the viewpoints, the repository and the software… everything is already integrated.
And you have seen that standards and best practices are already merged as well.
So, right from the start, you are already saving several years.

As an Architect, why should I start with Labnaf?
I could use ArchiMate as long as

  • I had to deal only with simple or isolated architecture projects
  •  Architecture outcomes, usefulness and costs were not much scrutinized nor understood

Today I need to switch from ArchiMate to Labnaf

  • I need direct and continuous collaboration with a single language from idea to software in production
  • I need to enable re-use, reduce costs, optimize quality, optimize consistency, manage complexity and enable a focus on growth
  • I need a prefab vehicle to coordinate IT and business stakeholder efforts towards meaningful transformations and optimized business outcomes

 

AS AN ARCHITECTURE SERVICE PROVIDER, WHY SHOULD I START WITH LABNAF?

As an architecture service provider, I can answer RFPs much better, faster and cheaper.

  • The core sections of my offer are already written for me.
  • There is detailed training material that I can re-use to sell my strategy and architecture trainings.
  • And there are practical end user material and templates that I can re-use for my consultancy services.
  • Also, Sparx Systems and Labnaf software are rather inexpensive.
  • So, I can easily offer more value for a lower price than the competition.

 

 


Using Labnaf software as a server: If you are planning to use some Labnaf software in combination with Sparx System’s Enterprise Architect as a Server, please read Sparx System’s “Requirements and Conditions for Using Enterprise Architect as a Server based application” which are available on this page: https://sparxsystems.com/products/ea/server-legal.html

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