Scape is a consulting boutique within the domain of strategic management. Our services are focused on the segments of Enterprise Architecture Management and IT Governance / IT Strategy. In these areas, we possess a proven expertise.
Our consultants have established or realigned architecture management practices in various organizations. Beyond that, we have a broad experience in taking over architecture management tasks like documenting as-is landscapes, developing target architectures, defining technology standards, or reviewing solution architectures.
In contrast to most of our competitors, we are able to bundle our special know-how in the domains of Enterprise Architecture and IT Governance / IT Strategy in order to leverage existing synergies for the benefit of our clients.
We are dedicated to be one of the best suppliers within our business segment. This is reflected in our daily actions. In addition to the personal skills of our consultants, we pay special attention to a methodology that is both practice-proven and scientifically sound. Therefore, we also engage actively in research.
Our strategy is based on partnership. The key priority of our operation is our clients' success. We see ourselves in the role of a trusted adivisor. As such, we put special emphasis on understanding the business of our clients and developing solutions that fit their needs.
To this end, our team offers not only special know-how, but also the required communicative skills. On that basis, we support our clients actively in attaining their individual goals and successfully completing their projects.
Our management is exclusively made up of management consultants with a long-standing experience in our fields of expertise (esp. Enterprise Architecture). All members of management are still actively engaged in client projects.
Dr. Christian Schmidt
Christian Schmidt is a Managing Partner of Scape Consulting and heads the Frankfurt office. He has a long-standing experience in establishing, optimizing and supporting Enterprise Architecture practices within end-user organizations. Before founding Scape in 2011, he has been working as a consultant, project manager, architect and software engineer within various industries including banking, (re-) insurance and pharmaceutical. He has received his Ph.D. from Darmstadt University of Technology and authored numerous publications on Enterprise Architecture and IT Complexity Management.
Dr. Daniel Simon
Daniel Simon is a Managing Partner of Scape Consulting and heads the office in Cologne. Before, he served as an Enterprise Architect at a large insurance group, following several years as a Consultant in EA management and IT portfolio management. Across these years, he gained experience in several industries and with various business functions. He holds a Ph.D. from the University of Cologne and has authored several works on EA management.
Dr. Lutz Kirchner
Lutz Kirchner is a Partner and authorized signatory of Scape Consulting. Following a long-standing engagement as a freelance software engineer, he received his doctoral degree at the Chair of Information Systems and Enterprise Modelling, University of Duisburg-Essen. Afterwards, he worked for over seven years as a Management Consultant for a leading vendor of Business Process and EA Management tools, where he also held a leading role in Product Management. Additionally, he gave lectures and published several papers and articles mainly within the domain of his core competency, Enterprise Architecture Management.
Our consultants have established, realigned, and supported Enterprise Architecture practices in various organizations. We possess special domain knowledge from the domains of Banking, Insurance, Reinsurance and Pharmaceutical. Detailed project references are available upon request.
|2019||Developed the client’s target application architecture (“application master plan”)||Public Sector|
|2019||Provided advice on the client’s digital transformation program by assisting with the design of their future technology state||Biotech|
|2019||Provided assistance with the establishment of the client’s EA organizational structure by coaching the previously established teams||Public Sector|
|2019||Provided assistance with reviewing and updating the client’s current IT strategy||Public Sector|
|2019||Provided strategic advice to the EA organization||Public Sector|
|2019||Project Support in Architecture Description and Planning||Retail|
|2019||Developed and implemented an action plan for EA communication (“EA communication plan”)||Public Sector|
|2018 - 2019||Target business and application architecture planning and roadmapping after merger||Insurance|
|2018 - 2019||Renovation of Core SAP Landscape (S/4 Hana)||(Re-) Insurance|
|2018||Established an EA framework (previously designed to fit the client’s needs)||Public Sector|
|2018||Designed a business capability map to support the client’s target business architecture||Broadcasting|
|2018||ArchiMate Training||IT Service Provider|
|2018||Supported the design of the client’s EA organizational structure including setting up teams and defining EA-specific tasks||Public Sector|
|2018||BAM Training||IT Service Provider|
|2018||Developed the client’s target technical architecture||Public Sector|
|2018||Assistance in the Selection of a Tool for Data Protection Management (GDPR)||Retail|
|2018||ArchiMate Training||IT Service Provider|
|2018||Developed a target application integration design taking account of the client’s ERP, EA and CMDB systems||Public Sector|
|2018||Conceptual Design of Capability Map||Retail|
|2018||Update of Internal Guidelines to Implement EU-GDPR Compliance||(Re-) Insurance|
|2018||Development of a Business Capability Map for the IT Organization||(Re-) Insurance|
|2018||Setup of Enterprise Architecture Management||Biotech|
|2018||Design of Technology Stacks||Retail|
|2018||Update of As-Is and To-Be Application Landscape||Insurance|
|2017||Development of Technology Architecture Management Processes||Retail|
|2017||Support in Architecture Documentation using ArchiMate||Insurance|
|2017||Setup of EAM||Broadcasting|
|2017||TOGAF Briefing and EAM Checkup||Transport|
|2017||Design of an IT Master Planning Method and the IT Master Plan 2022||Public Sector|
|2017||Documentation of As-Is and To-Be Application Landscapes of International Subsidiaries||(Re-) Insurance|
|2017||Development of Metamodel and Viewpoints based on ArchiMate||Insurance|
|2017||ArchiMate Training||Mechanical Engineering|
|2017||Development of Patterns for Application Integration in a Multi-Cloud-Environment||(Re-) Insurance|
|2016 - 2017||Large-Scale Project Support in Architecture Planning using ArchiMate||Retail|
|2016||Setup of EAM||Broadcasting|
|2016||Development of an IT Strategy||Public Sector|
|2016||Realignment of EAM Function||Public Sector|
|2016||Realignment of EAM Function||Central Bank|
|2016||Realignment of EAM Function (based on TOGAF)||Insurance|
|2016||Landscape Planning / Architecture Due Diligence (using ArchiMate)||Retail|
|2016||Introduction of EA Complexity Measures||Automotive|
|2016||Development / Update of Target Application Landscape||Insurance|
|2016||TOGAF Management Briefing||Insurance|
|2015||Development of EAM Marketing Material||Non-Governmental Organization (NGO)|
|2015||TOGAF Training||IT Service Provider|
|2015||Modeling of Baseline Architecture at Project Level with ArchiMate||Retail|
|2015||TOGAF Training||Central Bank|
|2015||Application Landscape Modeling using ArchiMate||Non-Governmental Organization (NGO)|
|2015||EAM Capability Assessment||Non-Governmental Organization (NGO)|
|2015||ArchiMate Training||Central Bank|
|2015||Development and Population of Technical Domain Model, Conception of Book of Standards||Retail|
|2015||EAM Capability Assessment||Insurance|
|2015||EAM Capability Assessment||Wholesale / Logistics|
|2015||Development of Target IT Architecture at Group Level||(Re-) Insurance|
|2015||EAM Capability Assessment||Public Sector Bank|
|2015||Setup of EAM||Asset Management|
|2015-2017||Support of Strategic Architecture Management||Central Bank|
|2014 - 2015||Setup of EAM, incl. Development of Architecture Principles and Assistance in Tool Selection||Retail|
|2014||EAM Capability Assessment||Public Sector Bank|
|2014||Setup of EAM Reporting||(Re-) Insurance|
|2014||EAM Capability Assessment||Aviation|
|2014||Setup of Lifecycle / Standards Management||(Re-) Insurance|
|2014||EAM Capability Assessment||Tourism|
|2014||EAM Capability Assessment||Pharmaceutical|
|2014||Review of Application Portfolio Management Concept||Energy|
|2014||Development of Business Intelligence / Reporting Architecture||Insurance|
|2013||Development of Business Architecture / Capability Map||(Re-) Insurance|
|2013||Development of Information Architecture for IT Tool Landscape||(Re-) Insurance|
|2013||ArchiMate Training||Public Sector|
|2012 - 2013||Development of Integration Architecture / Selection of Integration Platform||Insurance|
|2012 - 2013||Landscape Planning for International Subsidiary||Insurance|
|2012||Capture of International As-Is-Landscapes||(Re-) Insurance|
Organizations / Partners
Scape is a member of different international organizations. Beyond that, we collaborate with various partners, particularly in the domain of research and professional education.
The Open Group
Scape is a member of the Open Group and has a seat in both the Architecture Forum and the ArchiMate® Forum. The Open Group is a vendor-neutral consortium that is well-known for defining the prominent architecture standards TOGAF® and ArchiMate®. For more information, please refer to The Open Group website.
Business Architecture Guild
Scape is a Guild Accredited Training Partner™ - its business architecture courses are accredited through the Business Architecture Guild. This association of practitioners is responsible for maintenance and further development of the BIZBOK® Guide (A Guide to the Business Architecture Body of Knowledge®). Further information can be found on the Business Architecture Guild website.
The Scape management is a member of ISACA. ISACA is an independant non-profit organization best known for the development of the COBIT® framework for IT Governance. For more information, please refer to the ISACA website.
Scape partners with Solventa - a consultancy and training provider based in the Netherlands. The partnership comprises the joint provision of training courses in the Netherlands.
Darmstadt University of Technology
Scape maintains a close partnership with the Chair of Information Systems | Software Economics & Information Management at Darmstadt University of Technology. The cooperation comprises joint research projects as well as the supervision of bachelor and master theses from our domains of expertise.
University of Bamberg
Scape collaborates closely with the Chair in Information Systems and Social Networks at University of Bamberg. This cooperation includes joint research projects and the supervision of bachelor and master theses.
University of Rostock
Scape cooperates with the Chair of Business Information Systems at the University of Rostock. The cooperation includes the supervision of bachelor and master theses and the development of joint publications.
University of Stuttgart
Scapes cooperates with the Chair of Information Systems I at the University of Stuttgart. The cooperation includes the supervision of bachelor and master theses and the delivery of specific lectures.
| by Dr. Christian Schmidt