The Gill Framework® V 3.0

The Gill Framework®  or AESS (Adaptive Enterprise Service System) Framework  is an agile or adaptive meta-framework for adapting, defining, operating, managing and supporting  the analytics-information embedded adaptive enterprise value chain as an adaptive enterprise service system. It can be freely used for internal purposes at no cost by just acknowledging the source and copyright holder. The Gill Framework®  provides the ADOMS approach, which is made of following five capabilities:

Adapting (to changes)
Defining (an adaptive capability)
Operating (an adaptive capability )
Managing (an adaptive capability)
Supporting (an adaptive capability)

The Gill Framework® V 3.0 – ADOMS

ADOMS

Adapting

The ADOMS starts with adaptation – adaptation first approach. The adapting capability offer services (e.g. context awareness, enterprise architecture assessment, rationalisation, realisation, and unrealisation) to scan, sense, interpret, analyse, decide and respond to internal and external changes. The adapting capability in the outer layer initially identifies the change requirements (initiatives or ideas) that may initiate 1 or many projects (enterprise projects). These project(s) initiatives or ideas can be further defined and handled through the inner layer of The Gill Framework®.

Defining

The defining capability offers services for defining the identified project(s) details and integrated agile or adaptive capabilities such as adaptive enterprise strategy, architecture, project, service and requirements management capabilities and their services by using the capability reference models. These services can be realised by using the context-specific agile and non-agile practices from well-known agile and non-agile methods.

Operating

The operating capability operates the defined and integrated adaptive capabilities (e.g. adaptive enterprise strategy, architecture, project, service and requirements management capabilities) for value co-creation (e.g. services, working software).

Managing

The managing capability offers services for managing the adaptive capabilities  and their artefacts (e.g. managing capability or artefact changes identified through adapting capability).

Supporting

The supporting capability offers services (e.g. financial services) to support other capabilities.

Architecture

The Gill Framework® is organised into two layers: outer layer and inner layer. It starts with adaptation – precisely adaptation first approach. The outer layer presents the adapting capability and the inner layer presents the defining, operating, managing, and supporting capabilities. The integrated inner and outer capabilities collectively define the “ADOMS” approach. The outer layer identifies and feeds the adaptation opportunities or changes to inner layer. The inner layer handles the changes through the integrated engagement and governance  of multiple stakeholders and agile or adaptive capabilities.

The Gill Framework® V 3.0.

The Gill Framework V2.0

History

The Gill Framework® was first originated in 2006 to guide enterprise agile adoption and improvement for agile software solutions. It was then further evolved into a complete adaptive enterprise framework (V 1.0: December 17, 2012) and is continuously evolving (V 2.0: July 24, 2015; V 3.0 January 1, 2016) to support designing the adaptive enterprises.

Adaptive Design Principles

The Gill Framework® has its foundation in “adaptive thinking”,  which  includes agile thinking, design thinking, model thinking, resilience thinking, service thinking and systems thinking  principles.

Adaptive Enterprise Value Chain

The adapting capability offer services (e.g. context awareness, enterprise architecture assessment, rationalisation, realisation, and unrealisation) to scan, sense, interpret, analyse, decide and respond to internal and external changes. The outer layer initially identifies the change requirements (initiatives: intuition and ideas; analytics and insights) that may initiate 1 or many projects (enterprise projects). These initiatives can be further defined and handled through the inner layer of The Gill Framework®. The inner layer defines, operates, manages and supports the following key integrated agile or adaptive capabilities of the adaptive enterprise value chain to handle the change  for adaptation (continuous efficiency and innovation). Additional capabilities can be defined using  The Gill Framework® – ADOMS approach, if required.

– Adaptive enterprise requirements management
– Adaptive enterprise strategic management
– Adaptive enterprise architecture management
– Adaptive enterprise project management
– Adaptive enterprise service management

The Gill Framework®  – Adaptive Enterprise Value Chain

The ADOMS approach helps adapting, defining, operating, managing and supporting the adaptive enterprise value chain of evolving strategy and architecture, and emerging solution development and operations. Operations are where the actual value is realised. Therefore, ADOMS approach focuses on the effective integration and alignment of strategy and operations (StrOps), architecture and operations (ArcOps) and development and operations (DevOps). These integrated adaptive enterprise value chain capabilities execute initiative(s) through adaptive value streams of initiate-journey-close feedback loops for  continuous efficiency and innovation.

The Gill Framework®  – Adaptation Model

Change Model

 

Adaptive Capability Maturity Model

The adaptive capability maturity model (ACMM) provides a systematic approach to assessing the maturity of an adaptive capability. The generic ACMM can be tailored and used to assess the maturity of an adaptive capability from a number of perspectives (e.g. People, Process, Service, Product, Technology, Social, Business, Information, Integration, and Governance) to identify the current, transition and target maturity levels, and roadmap.

The Gill Framework®  – Adaptive Capability Maturity Model

Adoption and Application

The adoption  of  different industry standards and frameworks is inherently challenging for designing integrated and aligned adaptive enterprise value chain.  To help with this, The Gill Framework® provides a comprehensive meta-framework as a guide to systematically integrate adaptive values, principles, and practices from well-known agile, lean and traditional frameworks to defining, operating, managing, supporting and adapting  adaptive enterprise value chain capabilities. The Gill Framework® does not replace the existing well-known frameworks. It ensures integration and alignment between key disciplines for consistent, well coordinated and effective responses to unpredictable, dynamic and constantly changing business and technology environment.

Value Statement

Being an adaptive  enterprise means being responsive, flexible, fast, lean and learning. It is bout responding to a change. A change can be classified as the routine, continuous, growth or transformation change. Adaptive in one capability (e.g.  project management) and not in other capabilities (e.g. enterprise strategy, architecture and operations) could be problematic. The lack of adaptability, integration and alignment between the enterprise strategy, architecture, project, and service management can lead to slow and inconsistent enterprise value chain. It is important to integrate and balance adaptability across the enterprise. The Gill Framework®  is not another method. It is a meta-framework that guides how the agile or adaptive enterprise requirements, strategy, architecture, project and service management capabilities fit together and can be defined, integrated, used, improved, and transformed for enabling smooth and consistent enterprise adaptation. Being adaptive is about making complex things simple or simpler and delivering complex solutions and services  in short releases and iterations through early stakeholders’ feedback and frequent interactions.  This framework guides to simplify and speedup the complex non-technology and technology driven enterprise design and adaptations.