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 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
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.

Arash Mostahari
Partner

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.

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 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.

HTW Berlin

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.

News

Publication APM

   |   by Larissa Sutter

Our colleague Dr. Lutz Kirchner has recently published a book chapter on Application Portfolio Management as lead author.

#applicationportfolio #enterprisearchitecture #entarch #bizarch #businessarchitecture #ITarchitecture

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EAMKON Speech

   |   by Larissa Sutter

We kicked off day 1 of the EA conference EAMKON with a speech by ITZBund's Arne Daniel Mutschler and our colleague Arash Mostashari. They spoke about how the #enterprisearchitecture unit of ITZBund transformed their organisational structure in the past year to address emerging strategic challenges.

#publicadministration #Scape #businessarchitecture #ITarchitecture #entarch #bizarch #transformation #organisationsentwicklung #strategie

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O-AA™ Standard Released

   |   by Larissa Sutter

The Open Group recently published the Open Agile Architecture™ Standard: "The O-AA approach is designed to help organizations architect in an Agile at scale environment. This includes techniques and practices for understanding the key elements of a successful Digital Transformation project, and the role Enterprise Architecture plays throughout."

You can download it here. The Open Group also offers a 90-day evaluation licence for non-members.

Information about the Open Agile Architecture standard can be found here: https://www.opengroup.org/AgileArchitecture

#enterprisearchitecture #agile #opengroup #digitaltransformation #designthinking #leanenterprise #lean #businessarchitecture #valuedriven #corporateidentity #culture #customerjourney #customerexperience #entarch #bizarch

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GAIA-X Technical Architecture

   |   by Larissa Sutter

The German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi) has recently published a Technical Architecture Document describing in detail the architecture of the planned GAIA-X European Cloud Infrastructure and Data Ecosystem. You can download it here (in English): https://www.bmwi.de/Redaktion/EN/Publikationen/gaia-x-technical-architecture.html

We are following the development of GAIA-X with keen interest, and looking forward to see how it will work out in practice.

#digital #GAIAX #digitaltransformation #datadriven #cloud #clouds #europe #datasecurity #enterprisearchitecture #ITarchitecture #technicalarchitecture #technology #ecosystem

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EAMKON 2020

   |   by Dr. Christian Schmidt

Scape is sponsor and exhibitor of the EAMKON 2020 taking place from September 29th to October 1st 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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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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Book on Business Architecture Management

   |   by Dr. Christian Schmidt

Scape has published the book " at Springer.

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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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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

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