Here we see the fundamental Levels of Enterprise
Transformation, laid out over the domains of the Enterprise.
The Direction part of the Enterprise feeds requirements for
transformation into the Transformation part of the Enterprise which delivers
change into the Operations part of the Enterprise.
It should be noted that the Transformation part of the
Enterprise may also deliver change into the Direction, Support or even
Transformation (the whole point of POET) part of the Enterprise but we just
show Operations here as that is the most common occurrence.
These Levels of Transformation are not strict and rigid, but
every journey has to be split up into parts, and these high level Levels, form
the high level artefacts of the journey, by which to consider holistically, what
information is required, from the formulation of Strategy to the Deployment of
change into the Enterprise.
For each Level, information about the How that is effected, is done by the next Level
down, and information about the Why comes from
the Level above.
The white horizontal line at the top of the Transformation
domain delineates the transition planning work from the project execution work.
Everything below that white line is effectively “projectland” The white horizontal
line at the bottom of the transformation domain delineates project execution
work from the deployment work.
Our remit is not only what is happening in one of these
areas. Our remit is what is happening in all of these areas. In general people
work within these areas and in most Enterprises these people try to improve
what they do (if they are allowed) and how they do it. This is a laudable thing
to do, however, no one is looking at the whole cascade and ensuring that the
whole cascade is effective and efficient. The parts are being optimised at the
expense of the whole. POET provides the basis for Senior Management to address
optimising the whole of Transformation, for it is the output of the whole that
most important rather than the output of each Level - this in fact, may mean
the de-optimisation of some or all of the parts. For this reason, everything in
POET applies equally to all Levels of the Transformation cascade and is the
unifying holistic and coherent context in which all Transformation work is
In terms of naming these levels there are two fundamentals.
Enterprise Architecture (EA) consists
of all information consumed and produced, prior to project execution, namely
Enterprise Context, Contextual and Conceptual.
Enterprise Engineering (EE) consists
of all information consumed and produced, during project execution, namely
Logical, Physical, Operational and Physical World.