Make your business strategy actionable

A roadmap to success
in a digital world


Does this sound familiar?

Translating strategy into action proves difficult

You need to translate your business strategy into action and prioritise the most suitable projects.

Your business could be more efficient and digitally oriented

You want to optimise existing business and operating models.

Adapting to legal & regulatory compliance or new realities takes a long time

You expect your organisation to adapt to change faster for it to thrive digitally.

A methodology to make your
business strategy actionable

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According to recent research, 64% of organisations say they need to build new digital businesses to stay competitive. 21% plan to implement digital technologies into their current business model. But only 11% express confidence in the sustainability of their current business models in the near future.

To assist companies in making their strategy more actionable, selecting the appropriate priorities and striking a balance between short- and long-term goals, we employ a clear methodology. 

Setting direction

Elaborate the change

Compiling the strategic plan

Setting direction

We begin by exploring your organisation’s ecosystem, business models & and strategy to ensure that all subsequent steps in the exercise are connected with the business strategy and activities of your organisation. This includes defining goals & ambitions as well as identifying opportunities & challenges considering market trends & insights.

Elaborate the change

In this phase we evaluate and elaborate the change for your organisation from a business and IT perspective. Subsequently, we design your target future state in line with business strategy and considering impact on processes, organisation, people and technology. We also assess which capabilites need to be enhanced in order to succesfully execute the change. This includes the required governance & change management setup.

Compiling the strategic plan

Finally all needed change is compiled into a strategic plan. This is an actionable plan, that not only defines the initiatives to deliver the change but also provides insights into the business value, costs and risks involved. As an end-to-end partner, we are also more than happy to assist with the execution of this strategic plan. 

How we can help

To put our methodology into practice, we have several hands-on methods and tools that help you take steps
to make your business strategy actionable.

& Workshops

Via qualitative interviews with stakeholders, we gain insights in specific challenges and needs. Workshops help align everyone on the plan and goals and can also facilitate knowledge transfer.

Business Capability Map 

With a capability map we provide insights into the maturity of your most important business capabilities. By mapping this with your target state, you can identify domains that are performing well and those that require attention and/or investment.

Reference Business & IT Architecture

Based on our “just enough architecture” approach, we design a reference Business & IT architecture that serves as a blueprint for your transformation project.

& Change Management Guidelines

These guidelines serve as a basis to ensure efficient decision-making and accountability, facilitating smooth transitions and mitigating disruptions within your organisation.

Maturity Change Plan

Our maturity change plan outlines a structured approach to advancement in specific areas, aiming to enhance your effectiveness, efficiency, and resilience over time.

Master Plan

The most important deliverable is a master plan, which is an actionable plan designed for management decision-taking. It outlines the goals and direction, providing an indication of the associated business value, cost and risk.

What’s in it for you?

Methodologies, plans, tools… they are nice to have, but in the end it’s the results that matter. So, what’s in it for you? What can your organisation expect?

We’re in this together

We believe in a collaborative way of working, especially when strategy is involved. You know your organisation, we bring in our expertise and best practices from earlier projects to guide you. The combination works wonders.

Increased revenue & reduced costs

A strategy that is translated into concrete actions results in an increase in revenue and/or a reduction of costs. The first due to growth or new business opportunities, the latter through an increase in efficiency.

Our approach, your way

We have a clear methodology, yet we remain flexible in the way we work together. With experience in various delivery and business models, as well as a wide range of technologies, we are equipped to adapt to diverse needs.

Why AE? What makes us different?


Always business-first

Business comes first, every step of the way. We always keep your business goals in mind when crafting your strategy because, in the end, it’s all about delivering the tangible results you desire.

More than just technology

Sitting at the crossroads between technology, business and people enables us to consider more than just technology. Our expertise extends to supporting the organisational and human aspects of transitioning to a new enterprise landscape.

Just enough architecture

We apply a “just enough” enterprise architecture method to translate strategy into actionable plans. This pragmatic approach provides long-term stability at enterprise level yet ensures the necessary flexibility at business domain level.

Get in touch with our experts


Here to help!

David Van Steenkiste
Business Strategy Expert
Let's discuss how we make your strategy actionable.
Fabio Mergan
Business Development Manager