Martin Op 't Land

Martin Op 't Land
Antwerp Management School · Executive Masters in Enterprise and IT management

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Introduction
Principal Consultant & Global Architect @Capgemini, coherently (re)shaping organization & information of Extended Enterprises in splits, mergers & alliances. Professor Enterprise Engineering @ Antwerp Management School. Developed evidence-based accelerator for effective Organization Splitting and Allying (PhD), wrote “Enterprise Architecture – Creating Value by Informed Governance” (Springer). Board member Enterprise Engineering Institute, editor Springer Enterprise Engineering Series.
Additional affiliations
June 2001 - June 2008
Technische Universiteit Delft
Position
  • Applying Architecture and Ontology to the Splitting and Allying of Enterprises (PhD-research)
Description
  • Organizations increasingly split off parts and start cooperating with those parts, for instance in Shared Service Centers or by using in- or outsourcing. What is the right spot and way for finding the organization split?
Education
September 1979 - August 1984
Leiden University
Field of study
  • Mathematics & Information Science (including 1st degree didactics)

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Publications (44)
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A century ago, Taylor published a landmark in the organisational sciences: his Principles of Scientific Management. Many researchers have elaborated on Taylors principles, or have been influenced otherwise. The authors of the current paper evaluate a century of enterprise development, and conclude that a paradigm shift is needed for dealing adequat...
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Developing cross-organizationally usable applications is becoming increasingly important. However, actually re-using business applications has been hindered in practice often by implicit assumptions about organizational and IT implementation. We propose a method to gather requirements for cross- organizationally usable applications that, taking Des...
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Twenty years after the first publications and books on enterprise architecture, the domain is evolving from a technology-driven towards a more business-driven approach, thus empowering decision makers to adapt and transform an enterprise in order to keep up with changing business needs. At the same time the discipline of enterprise architecting has...
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Our research program aims at finding and testing method components for deciding on and implementing organizational splits and mergers. We tested a method to timely detect design & migration issues of a Post Merger Integration. Using actors from Enterprise Ontology as organization building blocks for two large operationally merging airliners, expert...
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Organizations increasingly split off parts and start cooperating with those parts, for instance in Shared Service Centers or by using in- or outsourcing. What is the right spot and way for finding the organization split? And on what subjects should organizations agree to cooperate effectively across the organization split? To find managerial handle...
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As technology is evolving rapidly and market demand is changing quicker than ever, many are trying to implement service orientation and adopt market standards to improve adaptivity. A microservice architecture makes applications easier to scale and faster to develop, enabling innovation and accelerating time-to-market for new features. The question...
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Our research program aims at finding and testing methods that allow organizations to become more RUN-time adaptive enterprises, with a near-zero time-to-market for new or changed products and services. Indeed, to thrive in increasingly more disruptive environments, an enterprise’s IT time-to-market should sustainably no longer be on the critical pa...
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How can processes and information provision be systematically and coherently designed in such a way, that it can move along swiftly with changes in the environment? Using a recent case in Dutch Social Housing of ICTU and Capgemini, it is illustrated how in few weeks a DEMO model was developed (including business rules) and working low code software...
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The increasing volatility and complexity of business models call for a fast and yet robust approach to continuous transformation. Enterprise Design is an emerging and practice-driven response for generating and implementing business models, while integrating innovative and disruptive Information Technology. At a limited scale, practical experience...
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The increasing volatility and complexity of business models call for a fast and yet robust approach to continuous transformation. Enterprise Design is an emerging and practice-driven response for generating and implementing business models, while integrating innovative and disruptive Information Technology. At a limited scale, practical experience...
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Your organization faces the reality of continuous change. Disruptive business climate on the outside, stifling and complex processes and IT landscapes on the inside, while you wish to transform your business model and the way you make money as well as the whole underlying operation –to be ready for today’s and tomorrow’s challenges. How can you co...
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Critical to the success of an enterprise is to not only remember and share information, but also to make sure it meets the required quality. We developed a method for adding information quality requirements to the ontological DEMO model of an enterprise, by first defining information products, second determine relevant quality characteristics from...
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Our research program aims at finding building blocks that are able to deal quickly with the constant change that organizations face. In order to do so, a deeper understanding of possible organization implementation variants is necessary, as well as the implications on the operation and IT support of organizations. In earlier research, we have compo...
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The increasing need for agility on one hand, and for timely and well-founded decisions on organization implementation on the other hand makes goal-oriented process simulation increasingly popular. However, a computer simulation may be of little value without a conceptual model which precedes the simulation. The Design and Engineering Methodology fo...
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Changes in the business environment and healthcare sector – such as changing laws and regulations, and the continuous shifting of responsibilities in the cooperation – are forcing enterprises to be agile. To effectively enable such changes of enterprises in the Healthcare sector, Capgemini is constantly exploring better ways of a) continuously opti...
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Enterprises increasingly execute complex transformations, such as mergers and splits, chain redesign, sharing and sourcing, and the rationalization of products, processes and applications. Its consequences are seldom sufficiently timely and completely discerned, while this is essential for governing such a transformation. The theory of Enterprise O...
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This presentation discusses recent experiences in shared conceptualization and decision making during a (1) large transformation project at Rijkswaterstaat (RWS) Shipping Traffic Management. Using (2) stepwise Domain Architecture Explorations 􏰁with the Design & Engineering Methodology for Organizations (DEMO) as its core􏰁, gradually (3) primary pro...
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To survive and even thrive on environmental and internal change, organizations have to be agile. Though change occurs in orga-nizational essence, such as products and services delivered, most of the time change deals with different organizational implementations, such as sourcing, order of working and distribution of tasks. To informedly decide upo...
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Enterprises increasingly execute complex transformations, such as mergers and splits, chain redesign, sharing and sourcing, and the rationalization of products, processes and applications. Its consequences are seldom sufficiently timely and completely discerned, while this is essential for governing such a transformation. Already in a small example...
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The discipline of Enterprise Engineering aims for enterprises to operate as a unified and integrated whole. This discipline therefore adopts the mission to develop theories, models, methods and other artifacts for the analysis, design, implementation and governance of enterprises in a theoretically rigorous and practically relevant manner. The Ente...
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Both the Command and Control Support Centre (C2SC) of the Dutch Ministry of Defense, and Capgemini are constantly exploring better ways of building and maintaining information systems which effectively support strategy and operations of an enterprise. In a Proof of Concept conducted in March and April 2011, together with University of Antwerp, they...
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Our research aims at finding key concepts to link agile enterprises with agile automated information systems. To effectively respond to environmental changes, such as in market needs, technology, regulations or law, enterprises need to be able to change their supporting information system(s) accordingly. The Design and Engineering Methodology for O...
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Both the Command and Control Support Centre (C2SC) of the Dutch Ministry of Defense, and Capgemini are constantly exploring better ways of building and maintaining information systems which ef- fectively support strategy and operations of an enterprise. In a Proof of Concept conducted in March and April 2011, together with University of Antwerp, th...
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Present day enterprises face many challenges, including mergers, acquisitions, technological innovations and the quest for new business models. These developments pose several fundamental design challenges to enterprises. We take the perspective that the design of an enterprise essentially involves a rational process that is driven by creativity an...
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Present day enterprises face many challenges, including mergers, ac-
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Present day enterprises need to be agile to improve their chances of survival. In other words, they need the ability to quickly adapt themselves to changes in their environment, and seize opportunities as they avail themselves. These developments pose fundamental design challenges to present day enterprises, and fuels the need for an architecture b...
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As we have seen in Chap. 4, the purpose for which a particular architecture is created largely determines the kinds of results needed. This purpose also impacts on the form and execution of a good architecture process. However, the purpose is not the only major influencer. Another major influencer is the multitude of stakeholders, which over time n...
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In the previous chapters, we have discussed the concept of enterprise architecture, the deliverables produced during enterprise architecting, as well as the processes involved. We have not yet discussed the person who needs to execute these tasks; The Enterprise Architect. In this chapter, we aim to discuss the competencies, attitudes, and abilitie...
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As a result of developments such as globalization, the fusion of business and IT, the introduction of new technologies, novel business models, etc., enterprises are confronted with an increasing variety of options to deal with an ever faster changing environment. This results in a need for enterprises to be able to innovate and to adapt themselves...
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During the process of enterprise architecting, several results can be produced. These results are not limited to principles, models (including their cross-references), and views alone. Other results are, for example, intermediate results used to develop the enterprise architecture and the evaluation of alternative solutions/directions. Some of the...
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In this book, we have explored the concepts of enterprise architecture, aiming to take a more fundamental view on enterprise architecture. In doing so, we have uncovered a number of challenges and open issues for the field of enterprise architecture that need further elaboration. Some challenges and issues require additional investigation and scien...
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Twenty years after the first publications and books on enterprise architecture, the domain is evolving from a technology-driven towards a more business-driven approach, thus empowering decision makers to adapt and transform an enterprise in order to keep up with changing business needs. At the same time the discipline of enterprise architecting has...
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In the previous chapter, we have discussed the needs for enterprise architecture. This chapter is concerned with enterprise architecture as a means to meet these needs. We will start this chapter with a historical perspective on the concept of architecture as a means of obtaining insight into, as well as harnessing, complexity. To gain a better ins...
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Our research program aims at finding and testing principles for deciding on organization splits and starting cooperation over the split. We tested a method to make underpinned choices on the organization split and to ensure completeness in contracting. Using actors from Enterprise Ontology as organization building blocks of a Dutch governmental age...
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The reported research program aims at finding and testing principles for adequately splitting organizations. Using actors from Enterprise Ontology as organization building blocks on one hand and criteria from organization science on the other hand, an expert-meeting was presented the organization-splitting choices for a part of the Dutch Agency of...
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Increasingly, organizations make use of enterprise architectures to direct the development of the enterprise as a whole and the development of their IT portfolio in particular. This steering and directing is done by means of principles, which are essentially regarded as constraints on the design space for enterprise engineers, thus guiding them in...
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Organizations increasingly split off parts and start cooperating with those parts, for instance in Shared Service Centers or by using in- or outsourcing. Our research aims to find the right spot and the way to split off those parts: “Application of which organization-construction rules to organizations with redundancy in processes and ICT leads to...
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In een serie van drie artikelen wordt een generiek uitbreidbaar (IT-)Architectuur Raamwerk beschreven zoals ontwikkeld door de xAF werkgroep van het NAF. In het eerste artikel werd gedetailleerd ingegaan op de essentie van het systeem ontwikkelingsproces. Door een scherp gedefinieerd model van dit proces te beschrijven, is het mogelijk een generiek...
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In een serie van drie artikelen wordt een generiek uitbreidbaar (IT-)Architectuur Raamwerk beschreven zoals is ontwikkeld door de xAF werkgroep van het NAF. In dit eerste artikel wordt gedetailleerd ingegaan op de essentie van het ontwerpproces. Door een scherp gedefinieerd model van het ontwerpproces te beschrijven, is het mogelijk een generiek ui...
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The Working Group 'Definition' of the Association of Information Architects (in Dutch: GIA) in the Netherlands has drawn up a definition for the term 'Information Architecture'. This paper addresses the applied metaphor of the term architecture and briefly reviews the history of architectural thinking in the world of information and informatics. Th...
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At Rijkswaterstaat, under direct steering of its CFO and CIO, a large-scale application portfolio rationalization program is taking place. The Enterprise Architecture Rijkswaterstaat team, responsible to guard in-tegrated business-ICT steering, shaped this program using part of an En-terprise Ontology as a stable description of the business. By con...
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Organisaties splitsen in toenemende mate delen af en gaan daarmee samenwerken, zoals in Shared Service Centers of bij in- en uitbesteding. Maar wat is de plaats en manier om die organisatiesplitsing adequaat te maken? Martin Op 't Land (Capgemini) geeft op basis van literatuur- en praktijkonderzoek een langverwacht antwoord op deze vraag. Het onder...
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Organizations increasingly split off parts and start cooperating with those parts, for instance in Shared Service Centers or by using in- or outsourcing. However, what is the right spot and way for finding the organization split? Martin Op 't Land (Capgemini) offers a long-awaited answer to this question, based on both literature and field research...