Published: Acme Building Materials Case Study
Jun08

Published: Acme Building Materials Case Study

We are proud to announce that SEAS Inc. has published the Acme Building Materials Case Study to the Apple Book store on May 31, 2014. View the iTunes page here. The book is available for download to your iPad or Mac iBooks application free of charge.  The book has an introductory video and several interactive components that facilitate learning. SEAS launched the Case Study on May 15, 2013 by developing problem text for a fictitious company called Acme Building Materials, the original post can be found on this link.  SEAS selected a handful of members to provide thought leadership to solve the business problems facing ABM and develop an answer key. The simulation exercise has been a rewarding experience for the participants and we believe the answer key adds substantial insights to a methodical way to solve complex business problems similar to ABM’s.  The answer key progresses through a structured method to identify all the problems facing ABM and evolves an answer key with the following sections: Executive Summary – Includes cost-benefit analysis with $7M ROI of $1.8M spend, $5M in increased Revenues and $2M in Cost Reduction Situation Analysis – Demonstrating a structured method for identifying and focusing on the problem domain Innovation & Strategy Assessment – Demonstrating the health check of Strategy & Innovation with a roadmap People Assessment – Demonstrating the health check assessment for people & change management with a roadmap Enterprise Architecture Assessment – Demonstrating the health check assessment for EA with a roadmap ABM Turn-Around Roadmap – Demonstrating a comprehensive 2-year roadmap, 3 phases, 3 disciplines, and 2 work-streams: strategic and tactical SEAS thanks the authors, contributors, reviewers, and editor of this case study for their outstanding efforts. Those individuals have put in numerous hours pouring over the information, analyzing, questioning, and developing the answer key. Special thanks to Jeffrey Phillips, VP of Marketing at OVO, for writing the book’s foreword. Jeffrey shares his insights on Innovation and Change Management and the importance of managing change holistically. We hopes that you find the case study insightful and would love to hear from you. We encourage you to rate the book and write a review on the Apple Bookstore. You can also share your thoughts on our LinkedIn group. Happy...

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SEAS Inc. signs a collaboration MOU with OAGi
Mar20

SEAS Inc. signs a collaboration MOU with OAGi

The Strategy & Enterprise Architecture Society (SEAS) Inc. signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Open Applications Group Inc. to conduct joint Research & Development in the area of Business Integration.  Under this MOU the two organizations will do the following: Work to increase awareness of each other’s organizations and efforts for the purpose of increasing members’ involvement and knowledge.  Collaboration will include hosting webinars, participating in committees, and exchanging information OAGi and SEAS Inc. will share ideas, information, and collaborate on Case Studies to progress the objectives of both organizations. SEAS Inc. and OAGi will exchange non-voting memberships to their respective officers enabling the participating in committees and meetings “This MOU marks a key milestone for SEAS Inc. in it mission to help organizations achieve a competitive advantage.  The partnership with OAGi exemplifies Open Innovation and solidifies our efforts in making an impact in the Strategy & Innovation, Enterprise Architecture, and Change Management space.” Said Fadi Hindi, CEO of SEAS Inc. “This is a natural fit for us and we are pleased to be a partner with SEAS Inc.”, said David Connelly, CEO of OAGi.  “We are looking forward to working with a group of like-minded persons like SEAS and we look to expand OAGi’s reach as well and SEAS’s reach” We look forward to the output of this collaboration and increasing the knowledge of members in the area of Business...

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SEAS Inc. and OAGi in formal Collaboration Talks
Feb27

SEAS Inc. and OAGi in formal Collaboration Talks

SEAS has formally engaged with the Open Applications Group Inc. (http://www.oagi.org/) in collaboartion discussions for joint research in the areas of Integration and Service Oriented Architecture (SOA). The discussions center around 2 main areas: 1) Offering thought leadership and access to research of both organizations to members of SEAS and OAGi 2) Leveraging SEAS’ Case Study platform and method to conduct R&D for a real-world case study that articulates the business value of Integration and SOA. About OAGi: The Open Applications Group is a 501(c)(6) not-for-profit open standards development organization. Founded in 1994, The Open Applications Group Inc. (the OAGi) is organized to promote business process interoperability for both inter & intra enterprise business processes and to encourage the creation of and/or create and endorse one or more standards to assist organizations in achieving connectivity and multiple-source integration of inter & intra enterprise business processes.visit OAGi:...

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ABM Case Study Competition Round 1 Complete
Oct18

ABM Case Study Competition Round 1 Complete

The SEAS’ advisory board is happy to announce Round 1 winners in the Acme Building Materials (ABM) Case Study Competition.  Click here to access the Original Case Study post. Over the past several months we looked for the most active participants and those committed to work on the case study as thought leaders.  Today we are happy to announce the completion of Round 1 of our competition and the selection of the following individuals as “Lead Consultants“: Ahsan Rauf, Strategy & Enterprise Architecture Ajwad Adeel, Strategy & Performance Iyad Hindi, Enterprise Architecture Dima Khatib, Change Management Raheela Babar, Change Management Jayme Johnson, Change Management In addition, the following SEAS’ advisory board members will play roles in the Consulting Engagement simulation: Regine Deleu, Acme Building Material Board Member (To provide responses and guidance to the consulting team) Fadi Hindi, Engagement Partner (To guide the analysis, roadmap development, and offer guidance with strategy/frameworks) **Note: The SEAS’ case study is a Consulting Engagement Simulation without any commercials or financial/non-financial compensation to participants.  Individuals are participating in the case study as an academic exercise to further their knowledge and careers by subscribing to SEAS’ fundamental belief in knowledge sharing and career growth.  See our Mission & Values on the main home page for details.  ...

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ABM Manufacturing Business Case Competition
May15

ABM Manufacturing Business Case Competition

Acme Building Materials (ABM) Manufacturing is the first Business Case Competition sponsored by the Strategy & Enterprise Architecture Society (SEAS).  The SEAS’ Advisory Board is excited to bring this case study to all members and to run the competition to inspire thought leadership and generate great ideas to solve ABM’s ailments. Why should you participate? The ultimate prize will be a professionally produced publication crediting the finalists on Apple’s iBookstore.  This publication will be made available for free download and all the costs associated with its publication will be borne by SEAS. Why is SEAS doing this? This initiative enable SEAS to execute on its primary objectives: Improve members’ knowledge and careers.  The intellectual exchange to solve the business case and professional networks that result from the exchange are two fundamental components that help our members grow professionally. How do I get the Case Study? You can download your FREE copy of the case study here. How do I participate? All the Guidelines required for you to participate are available in the Case Study.  And you will also need to join the subgroup “SEAS – Business Case Competition” click here to go to the subgroup. We wish you the best of luck with the competition. The SEAS’ Advisory Board...

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ID World Americas Awards extended to SEAS’ Members
May08

ID World Americas Awards extended to SEAS’ Members

The Strategy & Enterprise Architecture Society is excited to work with Wise Media and extend the ID WORLD Americas Awards nomination to society members.  As part of our focus on improving members’ professional network and careers we look for opportunities to help expose our members to different awards around the globe. SEAS’ leadership team encourages all members in the Americas working in Innovation and Strategy related to ID/Wireless technology to submit for this prestigous award.  Following are the details from Wise Media: ID WORLD Americas Awards (September 27th), on the occasion of ID WORLD Rio de Janeiro (September 26-27) Nominations are being accepted for the ID People Americas Awards 2013, the prestigious recognition of the important contribution made by the thought leaders, innovators and pioneering adopters that drive the development of auto ID and wireless technology in the North, Central and South American region. The ID PEOPLE Americas Awards are presented each year by ID People Magazine, one of the ID Community Publications, which are the official media of ID WORLD Rio de Janeiro. The awards are assigned to outstanding members of the ID Revolution Community from the North, Central and South American region who have distinguished themselves during the last 12 months in the areas of citizen ID, transportation security and asset tracking, as well as developments in postal innovation and identity and tracking solutions in healthcare. Nominate your candidate online by June 3, 2013: http://www.id-world-magazine.com/form/?page_id=44 We invite you to save the date in your agenda, so you can join us to honor this year’s winners at the ID PEOPLE Americas Awards ceremony on September 27, 2013 at 18:00 in the conference hall at the Windsor Atlântica Hotel. Participation is open to all. We look forward to seeing you there. ID People Awards Team On...

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