About us

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.

Our Philosophy

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.

Contact

Office Frankfurt
Westhafen Tower
Westhafenplatz 1
D-60327 Frankfurt / Main

Office Cologne
KölnTurm
Im Mediapark 8
D-50670 Köln

T +49. 69. 71 04 56 463
F +49. 69. 71 04 56 464

contact@scape-consulting.com
www.scape-consulting.com

Management

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
Managing Partner

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
Managing Partner

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
Partner

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.

References

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.

Year Project Industry
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 Renovation of Core SAP Landscape (S/4 Hana) (Re-) Insurance
2018 Update of As-Is and To-Be Application Landscape Insurance
2017 Setup of EAM Broadcasting
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 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 (modeled 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 Insurance
2015 TOGAF Training IT Service Provider
2015 Modeling of Baseline Architecture at Project Level with ArchiMate Retail
2015 TOGAF Training Bank
2015 TOGAF Training Central Bank
2015 ArchiMate Training University
2015 Application Landscape Modeling using ArchiMate Non-Governmental Organization (NGO)
2015 ArchiMate Training Retail
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 TOGAF Training Research
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 TOGAF Training Pharmaceutical
2014 ArchiMate Training Insurance
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 ArchiMate Training 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.

ISACA

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.

Solventa

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.

News

EAMKON 2018

   |   by Dr. Christian Schmidt

Scape is sponsor and exhibitor of the EAMKON 2018 taking place from June 19th to June 21st 2018 in Stuttgart.

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EAM Benchmarking 2017

   |   by Dr. Christian Schmidt

Our upcoming EA Management Benchmarking will take place between April and July. Registration is now open.


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EAMKON 2017

   |   by Dr. Christian Schmidt

Scape is sponsor and exhibitor of the EAMKON 2017 taking place from May 30th to June 1st 2017 in Stuttgart.


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EAMKON 2016

   |   by Dr. Christian Schmidt

Scape is sponsor and exhibitor of the EAMKON 2016 taking place on June 22nd / 23rd in Stuttgart.


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Accreditation Business Architecture Guild

   |   by Dr. Christian Schmidt

Scape is now an accredited training partner of the Business Architecture Guild (Guild Accredited Training Partner™ - GATP™).


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Open Group Conference Edinburgh 2015

   |   by Dr. Christian Schmidt

Scape is sponsor and exhibitor of the Open Group Conference Edinburgh taking place from October 19th to 22nd 2015 at the International Conference Centre Edinburgh.

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EAM Benchmarking Community Event 2015

   |   by Dr. Christian Schmidt

Following the EAM benchmarking assessments of 2015, a benchmarking community event will be organized on June 25th 2015 at the German Sports and Olympic Games Museum in Cologne.

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Book on Business Architecture Management

   |   by Dr. Christian Schmidt

Scape has published the book " at Springer.

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EAMKON 2015

   |   by Dr. Christian Schmidt

Scape is sponsor and exhibitor of the EAMKON 2015 taking place on June 10th / 11th at the DORMERO Hotel Stuttgart.

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Frame Contract with the Federal Republic of Germany

   |   by Dr. Christian Schmidt

Together with its partners Capgemini (General Contractor), Sopra Steria, and Fraunhofer, Scape has won the frame contract on IT Architecture Manage­ment of the Federal Republic of Germany.

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Open Group Conference London 2014

   |   by Dr. Christian Schmidt

Scape is sponsor and exhibitor of the Open Group Conference London taking place from October 20th to 23rd 2014 at Central Hall Westminster.

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Business Architecture for Insurance 2014

   |   by Dr. Christian Schmidt

Scape is sponsor and exhibitor of the 3rd conference on Business Architecture for Insurance taking place on September 15th / 16th at the Radisson Blu Hotel in Leipzig.

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Research Cooperation

   |   by Dr. Christian Schmidt

Scape and the Chair in Information Systems and Social Networks at University of Bamberg have set up a research cooperation.

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ArchiMate Forum

   |   by Dr. Christian Schmidt

Scape is now a member of the Open Group ArchiMate® forum. ArchiMate® is the standard of the Open Group for architecture modelling.

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Open Group Konferenz 2013

   |   by Dr. Christian Schmidt

Scape will give two talks on "How to Measure Enterprise Architecture Complexity" and "EA Principles: Guide Rails or Laws" at the upcoming Open Group Conference in London (October 21-24).

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Enterprise Architecture 2013

   |   by Dr. Christian Schmidt

Scape is the exclusive sponsor and exhibitor of the 8th Annual Conference on Enterprise Architecture taking place on September 24th / 25th at the Hotel Abion in Berlin.

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Open Group Membership

   |   by Dr. Christian Schmidt

Scape is now a member of the Open Group, a vendor-neutral consortium well-known for releasing the prominent architecture standards TOGAF® and ArchiMate®.

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Research Cooperation

   |   by Dr. Christian Schmidt

Scape and the Chair of Information Systems | Software Economics & Information Management at Darmstadt University of Technology have agreed on a research cooperation.

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Westhafen Tower
Westhafenplatz 1
D-60327 Frankfurt / Main

Office Cologne
KölnTurm
Im Mediapark 8
D-50670 Köln

T +49. 69. 71 04 56 463
F +49. 69. 71 04 56 464

contact@scape-consulting.com
www.scape-consulting.com

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