The Knotion Way
Knotion is a South African-based consulting company specialising in Enterprise Architecture consulting and training. Passionate about the African continent and about EA, we have a vision to inspire positive change in African countries and organizations by making a difference in the lives of individuals. We take pride in our ethical principles and embrace IMPACT, SERVANT LEADERSHIP, JOY, TRUST and EXCELLENCE as corporate values.
To maintain our leading edge, Knotion plays an active role in the international EA community. Knotion is a member of the Open Group, and takes pride in our impeccable reputation as a first class TOGAF® training provider. We have a widely recognised track record of success in tailored TOGAF® and ArchiMate® implementations.
We believe in applying and contributing to the improvement of globally adopted best EA practices. If you are an African organisation looking for innovative and value-generating solutions to complex business and IT challenges, then Knotion is the SMART WAY FORWARD.
Our training offering includes TOGAF and ArchiMate courses to prepare candidates for certification. However Knotion does not see certification as the end goal but rather as a by-product of good understanding gained during our training events. We select experienced architects as trainers so that they are equipped to facilitate discussions around real-world scenarios.
Taking an Enterprise Architecture based approach to business planning in support of business transformation and optimization initiatives. These include Business Process Optimization and Re-engineering, Organisational Design, Risk Management and Business Integration.
The ‘business of IT’ is complex and fast moving by nature. Preemptive planning and alignment to business strategy determines whether today’s IT environment will be able to support tomorrow’s business demand. Knotion’s service offering in this space include: IT Strategy development or review, IT Operating Model design, Portfolio Management, IT Risk Management, IT Governance and Compliance; and Sourcing & Bid management.
Our training offering includes TOGAF and ArchiMate courses to prepare candidates for certification. However Knotion does not see certification as the end goal but rather as a byproduct of good understanding gained during our training events. We select experienced architects as trainers so that they are equipped to facilitate discussions around real-world scenarios.
Establishing or revitalizing an EA capability can be daunting. Knotion’s collaborative approach to establishing an EA capability ensures that the EA practice delivers value to it’s stakeholders from the beginning. Our philosophy of “earning the right to do architecture” means that the EA practice is always building on successes and gaining stakeholder buy-in.
Knotion’s value driven approach to EA Design ensures that effort and expense are directed in the most appropriate direction. Aligned to TOGAF, our EA Design methodology has been developed to support the appropriate level of engineering for the customer need while following industry standards. The resultant blueprints and roadmaps become the reference points for decision making and planning discussions at all levels of the organisation. Knotion’s bucket of reference content supporting EA Design includes: Enterprise Performance Management, SOA & Integration, Enterprise Content Management, Business Intelligence, Customer Interaction, Enterprise Risk Management, Information Security and more.
Strong enterprise architecture skills are scarce in the African markets. Knotion is able to partner with our clients to source and develop the skilled people needed to deliver what is demanded by the businesses of tomorrow. Our internship programme has successfully equipped budding analysts and architects to kick-start their careers in a competitive market.