Looking Across Takes You Ahead
ACROSS & AHEAD – that’s more than our company name, it’s our mission. We provide global advisory and training services devoted to helping and empowering enterprises to look at the bigger picture – across different lines and functions – and to think ahead by aligning around a common vision and translating motivation into execution in a structured way. We are passionate about shaping enterprises whose parts resonate with each other. Core to this in our approach are enterprise and, particularly, business architecture, leveraged in a way that provides for a combined use with other design-oriented practices.
Enterprises are not seldom mastered by silos. People are trapped inside the boundaries of their individual departments, and changes are made without due consideration of states and concerns elsewhere in the organization. We help you to master silos instead and look across the organization to identify synergies and dependencies and gauge things from an enterprise-wide perspective. Business architecture plays a key role in here. Using concepts like value streams and capabilities, we frame dives into executional aspects like processes, resources (incl. information technology), and culture from a cross-organizational point of view. To uplift and maintain the ability to approach things holistically, we also work with you to formally establish and mature an architecture practice in the organization. We pursue a concern-oriented, collaborative approach that embeds architectural thinking across the entire enterprise.