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 Managing Partner of Scape Consulting. 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. 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. At Scape, he is currently responsible for project portfolio, knowledge and partner management, and acting as a lead project manager in client projects.
Arash Mostashari is a Partner at Scape Consulting and responsible for the academy business. He is a certified Enterprise and Business Architect (incl. TOGAF®, CBA®, ArchiMate®) and trainer for Business Architecture. As a consultant, he is specialized in establishing, realigning, and implementing EA capabilities. In this context he has been helping companies across various industries at business and IT level in problem solving, planning, development, and communication using architecture methods and techniques, such as strategy mapping, value stream mapping, customer journey mapping and capability-based planning.
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 the University of Bamberg. The 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.
Scape collaborates closely with the Faculty of Computing, Communication and Business at the Hochschule für Technik und Wirtschaft Berlin, University of Applied Sciences. The cooperation includes the delivery of specific lectures as well as the supervision of student projects as an industry partner.
| by Dr. Christian Schmidt