Enzweiler’s Architecture Team Methodology

As of completing the last client’s engagement

Lessons learned completing the last client’s engagement are used by one of the firm’s Senior System Architects to make incremental and sometimes breakthrough improvements to Enzweiler’s Architecture Team Methodology which will be used to start the next client’s engagement.

Initial member(s) of an Architecture Team complete an initial collaboration with the proposed Senior System Architect

Initial member(s) of the next client’s Architecture Team collaborate with Al Enzweiler to plan member(s) of their senior management team(s) will collaborate as members of an Architecture Team over a very short duration to complete the Architect, Evaluate and Plan phases of Enzweiler’s Architecture Team Methodology to plan to go-live within small budgets using Targets Systems as their enterprise’s #1 System.

Deliverables from an initial collaboration are target dates to complete the Architect, Evaluate and Plan phases and a quote on the fixed price consulting fee to plan to start using Targets System(s) as their enterprise’s #1 System over a very long duration as validated by quarterly financial statements, published using State-of-the-Art Financial(s) and if required a Consolidation System.

Architect Phase

Collaborations

Architecture Team collaborates over a very short duration to decide managers’ metric targets will be set and hit to;

  • Increase customer demand for products and/or services sold to customers to compete in one or more industries, to consistently make their contributions to hitting top line targets for revenue
  • Fulfill customer demand with quality products and/or services delivered to customers on-time as promised, to consistently make their contributions to hit top line targets for the costs of products and/or services sold to customers
  • Manage SG&A expenses listed on their enterprise(s’) Income Statement(s) which can be managed by managers managing to hit metric targets for managing their responsibilities which an Architecture Team decided will be set and hit to consistently make their contributions to hitting EBITAD targets

Using architected integral parts of Targets System(s) to be developed, used, and continually improved as will be planned by an Architecture Team to complete Enzweiler’s Architecture Team Methodology.

Targets Systems Architected to Be Used as Their Enterprises’ #1 System

Synchronized Data Architected to Be Used by Targets Systems

Systems Architected to Be Used to Maintain Synchronized Data, If Required

Deliverables

Architected Integral Parts of Targets Systems

Earnings Projection Models

Next client’s Architecture Team will collaborate over a very short duration to manage a planner using a spreadsheet as a model building tool to develop, start using and continually improving earnings projection model(s) architected by the team to use their managers’ metric targets which the team collaborated to decide will be set and hit using Targets System(s).

Architected earnings projection model(s) are developed as planned and managed by an Architecture Team to use managers’ set metric targets to project at least four (4) future quarters’ top line targets and to project SG&A expenses listed on their enterprise’s Income Statement(s). The Income Statement model of revenue, less costs of products and/or services sold to customers, less SG&A expenses is used to compute their enterprise(s’) future earnings targets, given the most probable scenario for the impact on external head/tail winds.

Consolidated Earnings Targets

While managing to develop, start using and continually improving earnings projection model(s), questions can be asked and answered, and sage advice offered on how a Consolidation System could be used by a CFO and financial business units as an integral part of a State-of-the-Art Financial System to;

  • Consolidate their enterprises’ future earnings targets computed using multiple earnings projection models, to be used by a CEO or CFO to provide advanced guidance on the plan to hit consolidated earnings targets by members of their senior management teams using Targets Systems
  • Consolidate financial data maintained by State-of-the-Art Financial Systems and if required maintained by classic Financial Systems currently being used by senior management teams which will manage to start using Targets Systems
  • Publish their enterprise’s quarterly financial statements required to pass an audit by a CPA firm which will report to; owners, investors, creditors, stockholders, and Wall Street’s analysts – Targets Systems are their enterprise’s #1 System

and how on the rare occasions when quarterly financial statements report earnings targets have not been hit a CEO or CFO will drill down through the synchronized data used by senior management teams to manage to hit their metric targets, to explain a miss was caused by external head winds which could not be accurately forecasted, and which could not be managed using Targets Systems as planned by an Architecture Team.

Forecasts of External Head/Tail Winds

Next client’s Architecture Team will collaborate over a very duration to decide if it is in their enterprise’s best interest to;

  • Use Artificial Intelligence (AI) to forecast the most probable scenario for the impact on external head/tail winds
  • Manage a planner using a spreadsheet as a model building tool to develop, start using and continually improving complex forecasting models architected by an Architecture Team to forecast the most probable scenario for the impact on external head/tail winds

or

  • Use human intelligence to forecast the most probable scenario for the impact of external head/tail winds, which is most probable will not be the actual impact of external head/tail winds impact

on their enterprise(s’) future earnings targets which have been computed using earnings projection model(s).

Actual vs Metric Targets Dashboards

Questions can be asked and answered on how architected Actual vs Metric Targets dashboard(s), to be developed using tools and synchronized data as will be planned by an Architecture Team to complete Enzweiler’s Architecture Team Methodology, will be used by members of senior management team(s) to start continually improving at managing the managers on their organization chart(s) to hit their metric targets to consistently make their contributions to hitting earnings targets.

Actual vs Metric Targets Analytics

Analytics of Actual vs Metric Targets data architected to be developed by analysts using; a spreadsheet, an analytical datacube tool and synchronized data to be used by members of senior management team(s) to continually improve at setting their managers’ metric targets using earnings projection model(s) and to continually improve at managing their managers to hit their metric targets using Actual vs Metric Targets dashboard(s).

Customer Demand Forecasting Models Correlated to Supply Chain Planning Models

Customer demand forecasting models correlated to supply chain planning models architected to be developed by planners using a spreadsheet as a model building tool and synchronized data to be used by managers to plan to hit their metric targets for fulfilling customer demand with quality products and/or services delivered to customers on-time as promised, to consistently make their contributions to hitting top line targets.

Planning Models

Planning models architected to be developed by planners using a spreadsheet as a model building tool and synchronized data to be used by managers to plan to hit their metric targets to increase customer demand to consistently make their contributions to hitting top line targets and to manage SG&A expenses which can be managed by managers hitting their metric targets, which an Architecture Team decided will be set and hit for managing their responsibilities.

Actual vs Plan Dashboards

Actual vs Plan dashboards architected to be developed by analysts; using a spreadsheet, an analytical datacube tool and synchronized data to be used by managers to hit their metric targets as planned.

Actual vs Plan Analytics

Analytics of Actual vs Plan data architected to be developed by analysts using; a spreadsheet, an analytical datacube tool and synchronized data to be used by managers to continually improve at planning to hit their metric targets using planning models and to continually improve at managing to hit their metric targets as planned using Actual vs Plan dashboards.

Architected Data Synchronizations

Questions can be answered, and sage advice offered on how tool specialists will use an ETL tool to develop and maintain the synchronized data used to update the integral parts of Targets System(s) and the projected IT expenses which could be incurred to use

  • ERP System(s), Human Capital Management System(s), CRM System(s), CMMS System(s), and other systems architected, developed, and named by IT suppliers to be sold to their customers

or

  • Systems architected by an Architecture Team to be developed and used by their enterprise

To maintain data which will be synchronized to be used by managers to hit their metric targets using integral parts of Targets System(s).

Architected Systems, If Required

Short Listed Alternatives for Required IT

Tools
IT Suppliers’ Systems
IT Infrastructure

Projected Expenses Which Could Be Incurred Over a Very Long Duration

Use and Continually Improve Architected and Developed Targets Systems

Maintain Synchronized Data

Host and Support; Tools, Targets Systems, Synchronized Data, Systems Used to Maintain Synchronized Data on a Virtual Private Network (VPN)

Evaluate Phase

 Architecture Team’s Collaborations to Evaluate Expenses Which Could Be Incurred to Use Targets Systems as Their Enterprise’s #1 System

 Tools

System

IT Infrastructure

Human Resources

Deliverables from an Architecture Team’s Evaluate Collaborations

Projected Expenses Which Will Be Incurred to Use Targets Systems as Their Enterprises’ #1 System

Plan Phase

Architecture Team’s Collaborations to Plan to Manage to Use Targets Systems as Their Enterprise’s #1 System

Plan to Use Targets Systems as Their Enterprise’s #1 System

Plan to Maintain Synchronized Data

Plan to Host and Support Targets Systems

Plan When the Team’s Senior System Architect Phases Out

Deliverables from an Architecture Team’s Plan Collaborations

Plans and Budgets to Start the Manage Phase

Manage Phase

Senior Management Teams’ Collaborations to Manage to Use Targets Systems as Their Enterprise’s #1 System

Manage to Set and Manage to Hit Metric Targets Using Targets Systems

Manage to Maintain Synchronized Data Used by Targets Systems

Manage to Host and Support Targets Systems, Synchronized Data, Systems Used to Maintain Synchronized Data

Incur Expenses Which an Architecture Team Decided Are In Their Enterprises’ Best Interest

Deliverables from Senior Management Team(s) Manage Phase Collaborations

Targets System(s) Ranked as Their Enterprise’s #1 System Over a Very Long Duration

When published using State-of-the-Art Financial Systems and a Consolidation System, their enterprise’s financial statements will report managers’ contributions have been consistently made to hitting earnings targets over a very long duration using Targets Systems, as planned by an Architecture Team which collaborated over a very short duration to complete Enzweiler’s Architecture Team Methodology.