DISCON Specialists Mission Statement:
To enable our clients with a world class change capability through the delivery of toolsets, training and the very best advice on engineered business solutions, exceeding expectations by making substantial and lasting improvements to their business systems while creating sustainable organisational performance improvement.
Mission Statement
In order to define Business Engineering three things need to be described:
  • What is it?
  • What does it deliver?
  • Through what does it deliver?

What is Business Engineering?
Business Engineering is a radical approach, initiated by executive commitment, to delivering short term and long term business benefit. This is achieved by implementing and utilising an organisation specific set of methods that will meet the changes of time.

What does it deliver?
It delivers a total market repositioning based on industry networking, achieved by involving customers, suppliers and all other stakeholders. Business processes are changed, organisation structures are affected, the governance of the organisation is challenged and measurement mechanisms are implemented to continuously measure return on investment.

Through what does it deliver?
In an exercise like this project management is deployed to contain risk, manage the delivery and ensure cost efficiency. An architecture needs to be established as an integration and control platform for any business change. Change management techniques are utilised to counter the trauma of the radical changes, to deliver business buy-in from the stakeholders and to install a learning culture.

The Differentiating factors of this particular approach are:
  • A holistic Business Engineering approach, including Strategic Positioning through to Application System Implementation.
  • It is an object oriented approach.
    - The methodology consists of methodology objects that can be plugged in and out of a true object oriented framework.
    - The approach is supplemented by numbers of business object definitions, together with their automated equivalents
  • The approach covers three architectural levels in an integrated manner.
    - Business Architectural Level.
    - Procedure Architectural level.
    - Technology Architectural Level.
  • A continuous dedicated business engineering function set.
    The Continuous Business Engineering Function Set ensures two basic issues: The correct things must be done in the correct way.
  • An organisation specific methodology that you leave behind.
  • Proven “Recipes” that enable the customer
  • Pre-developed solutions
  • A single framework that integrates three thrusts.
    - Architecture. (Scope, content and context)
    - Project Management (On time, within budget).
    - Change Management. (Changing the governance and mindset of the business).
Objectives of Business Engineering:
  • Establish control over the architecture.
    - Provide a base for ongoing building and automation.
    - Build systems from objects at three architectural layers that are architecturally integrated.
  • To provide a business solution to a business problem/s.
    - Validate and rectify deficiencies.
    - Make sure that the solution I provide does the correct things in the correct way (Effective and Efficient)
    - To identify and focus on problems quickly.
  •  To ensure Strategic Alignment and Business Awareness.
    - Accommodate Customer and Supplier requirements in the business’ strategic alignment and designs.
    - To position oneself in the market.
  •  Contain risk through the project.
    - Early continuous measurable deliverables (phased approach). Here we attempt to achieve an incremental growth in cost and risk but at the same time a quantum leap in terms of benefits of change and mode of operation.
    - By the way that the project is structured, and the fact that there are constant change management and projects management thrusts that are integrated with an architectural approach.
  •  Maximise benefits and return on investment for all stakeholders
  •  To construct a business Consisting of business objects Across three architectural levels.
  •  To effect the required change in the organisation’s culture. A learning, pro-active culture.
  • To utilise an organisation specific methodology.