Here we see how the Phases of Transformation exist in a
holistic and coherent cascade from Strategic intent at the top, down to
deployed change at the bottom. For each phase, we can say that the information
regarding WHY we are doing what we are doing
(Transformational) and WHY we are doing it
this way (Structural), flows from the phase above, and the information
regarding HOW what we are doing will be made
real (or operationalised) is accomplished by the phase below.
For each phase (or ellipse) the same basic pattern of work
is being carried out.
structural starting point (as defined by MACE) for each phase is what currently
exists, and is shown on the left of each ellipse.
structural starting point for one phase, also acts as the information to
perform impact analysis on, and is shown below each phase.
structural output for each phase is shown on the right of each ellipse.
structural output for one phase, also acts as the information that provides
constraints, and is show above each phase.
You will notice in the main diagram, that the some of the
boxes are only showing slivers. This illustrates the fact that scope of work of
each project at these levels, and therefore only deals with part of the
Enterprise’s Architecture and Engineering Models at a time rather than the
5. We also
see how the Transformational Artefacts (as defined by MAGMA) exist in this holistic
and coherent cascade, by providing the Motivation and Actions that drive each
we see that each phase performs Governance on the phase below, to ensure that
Principles, Polices and Standards are followed…
7. And Lobby’s
the phase above, to raise Transformation Debt™ when the Principles, Polices and
Standards cannot be adhered to, and the reasons why.
So, for each phase (or ellipse) the same basic pattern of
work is being carried out:
The inputs of Why are we doing it
and Why are we doing it this way flow from the
The outputs to the right consist of the transformation needed to
effect the change within the constraints of the Why
are we doing it this way. This transformational information consists of
detailed information to perform the next phase and high level information to
perform all subsequent phases.
These outputs are produced in the context of what currently
exists at that level - to the left, and in the context of what currently exists
- at the level below.
Governance is performed down to the phase below. Lobbying is
performed up to the phase above.
This simple pattern is the key to enable the whole
Transformation domain to work together in a coherent and connected manner,
allowing us the absolute best chance of success.