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So, what is this Ardoq thing?

Old-school enterprise architecture relationship mapping

"Huh?!" ... is the typical response I get when people ask me what I am doing now.   This is a pretty fair response given we all move in different business circles and Ardoq is not a mainstream consumer product.  So let me start by giving you my brief view on what it is to me.

Putting it extremely simply, Ardoq is as an enterprise architecture visualisation tool.  Saying this though brackets it into a pool of business applications that very few people understand, followed closely by them getting that “glazed over” expression on their face.  So let’s not call it that…

What Ardoq is to me

Ardoq to me is the ultimate business collaboration tool.  I’m not referring to team or content collaboration, such as O365, Miro or Google Workspace, but rather collaboration on the entire organisation’s execution.  It serves as its digital twin, enabling everyone to actively participate in defining the organisation's operations, future direction, and the necessary changes along the journey.  It truly democratises organisational data, making data-driven decision-making become a reality.

Ardoq is the hub of digital business execution
Ardoq is the hub of digital business execution

Global review

I recently conducted extensive global research on a variety of "enterprise architecture" tools available in the market.  Among the options, Ardoq particularly stood out to me by adopting a more progressive approach, redefining the way we perceive it.  This innovative perspective not only modernises the whole concept but also enhances the value and insights that Enterprise Architects can deliver to an organisation. Ardoq's approach crosses traditional boundaries, making enterprise architecture a collaborative endeavour, even with non-technical stakeholders. It impressed me so much that that I’ve jumped on for the ride.

Let me be honest, Ardoq is not for everyone. Smaller organisations just do not have the complexity needing to be sorted through to get true value. However, for larger or more intricate organisations, especially those going through some form of transformational change, the potential benefits are substantial, as evidenced by the 100s of European and North American companies already using the tool.

It is now Australia’s turn as the roll out into this region commences and I can’t wait to see how the Lucky Country can take it to a whole new level. 


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