"Technical skill is mastery of complexity, while creativity is mastery of simplicity"
The challenge for most organisations is that very few people have the experience and breadth of technical knowledge to understand in detail all the systems within a solution and the necessary working parameters and requirements.
When this is coupled with the business drivers for service transformation and / or cross organisational service re-design, the challenges increase as new technologies become introduced, often with a requirement to integrate / inter-operate with legacy systems.
My solution design service is a complimentary service function to that of business analysis, and a supporting delivery programme function, but with a focus on systems and data integration / interoperability, encompassing systems architecture analysis bridging existing operational systems with requirements of new functionality and features, addressing;
Integrability considering the physical/ technical realms of connections between systems, which include network, hardware and security protocols, etc.
Interoperability considering the software- and implementation details of interoperability, including exchange of data elements based on a common data interpretation and standards, etc.
Composability concerning production of purposeful abstractions of reality used for the conceptualisation of the solution model required.
Viability, taking into account the requirements and design parameters for integrity, interoperability and composition collectively to confirm the investment remains viable with the business case.
Towers of service specifications addressing requirements of systems hosted in different locations (i.e. locally hosted and cloud ‘as a service’ hosted architectures) and managed under different contract terms of service.
Contract terms of service between end users and systems management / support incorporating service flow to 2nd / 3rd line data systems and service provision.
A discrete Design Authority function, working in conjunction with project teams, is a well-proven way to be confident that you will get what you set out to achieve. The Design Authority function takes an end-to-end view of the design and, using a business focused perspective, ensures that the end product delivers business value.