ON THE SPOTLIGHT!
Action Research Foundation ARF. is a Boutique ITSM Enterprise Architecture Studio, founded in the year 2006. ARF has evolved into a recognised thought leader in the IT Operating Model transformation space and a practitioner in mentoring 'Organisational Transformation' for IT Departments to systematically build capabilities and adopt a Service Oriented, IT Operating Operating Model for multi-sourced service delivery.
To transform IT, transform your PEOPLE
ARF motto “Improve quality of life by improving capability”.is part of the DNA of the organisation which subscribes also to the "happy @ work" ideal to make a professional a better one.
Improving 'Quality of Life' by Improving 'Capability' means that capable people are happier at work since they are more conscious of what they need to do, who to do it with, which will the results be for them and the organisations, etc.
When people are happy at work, the organisation's customers benefit, the company in itself benefits, their human resources benefit and ultimately even family life benefits and the society that they live in, benefits, making a perfect balance of oneself.
People who make a living from providing 'Information Technology Services' are a crucial asset to our society; now and in the future. When 'Organisational Demands' pull in one way and 'Individual Needs' the other, people end up doing the bare minimum to get along.
On the other hand when Organisational demands align with people needs, magic happens they move into an innovation space, happiness becomes visible as do the values devolved to the stakeholders.
How does ARF do it?
ARF focuses in simple, all-sense, and really powerful services based on years of experience and the best known practices and frameworks of the IT market today, such as TOGAF™, IT4IT™, SFIA™, ITIL™, ISO, COBIT™, Kotter’s Organisation Change Model, Shewhart’s PDCA Cycle, Porter’s Value Chain, Lateral Thinking, Skills framework for the Information Age and others. In doing so, ARF has developed a unique service that:
1-Aids IT Departments for visioning required future states of their IT Operating Models:
2-Enable IT Departments to systematically build capability increments and become, a much needed, 'Specialist Technology Broker" who meets evolving needs of the Business
3-Enable People working in these organisations, to reach happiness at work, by visualising their Life-Time career path in terms of their Professional Capabilities and aspirations.
FleXMode™ - Architecture Driven Transformation Services
To know more about ARF and its FleXMode™ services please check the following video of Sukumar Daniel, ARF CEO at this link
The FlexMode™ paradigm shift framework, the cornerstone of ARF methodology, has evolved over multiple intervention engagements and today is one of the few tested and proven methodologies to bring together a multidisciplinary approach managing Strategic Transformations.
FlexMode™ uses innovative techniques to rapidly establish staged capability paths; collaborating with the staff to transform from legacy mechanic shop 'Technology Silo IT Operating Models" and move to establishing a customisation studio Service Oriented IT Operating Model, required for the convergence of Business and IT in a multi-sourced; bi-modal; next generation; IT Operating Model.