Got multiple models on the go built by different departments? Thinking about establishing a CoE? Some of the first baby steps towards establishing your CoE can be daunting. Where do you start?
In the past, I have spent a fair bit of time embedded within a client's CoE and have navigated existing models across various implementations. I've honed my approach to tidying up and simplifying existing models and put into this one-pager summary to help any architect perform an important first step of a CoE's journey: a spring clean of the models. Now I can't work on an existing model without performing this exercise!
Following this method will:
Drive consistency across models
Make future design and development activities significantly easier
Improve model space efficiency by cutting out all redundancies
Make your models much easier to understand
Ensure no user functionality is impacted
Note: this is a pretty major model surgery, so ensure that all model owners approve this exercise before proceeding.
Review the guide by downloading the attachment in this post. And drop me a note if any questions or feedback, I'd love to hear how it's being used!