PxKid on the horizon

Work in progress

The Praxeme Institute has recently submitted a proposal to the European Commission in the context of the new Horizon 2020 program (the EU Framework Program for Research and Innovation). The project is entitled “PxKID” for “Praxeme Kit, integration and development”. The list of partners includes, notably: CNRS-13S, Fraunhofer (Germany), VTT (Finland) and the University of Latvia.

Here is the summary of the proposal, as included in the file.

The goal of the PxKID project is in line with a major need of most organisations and IS departments: restoring the modelling capabilities that are critical for enterprises to cope with IS complexity and to take up the challenges of innovation and performance. Such an ambition can now be achieved by combining existing standards and frameworks with the Praxeme methodology for enterprise architecture. Praxeme is indeed an open method that aims to cover every aspect of the enterprise, from strategy to organisation to technology to infrastructure, addressing the issue of complexity by implementing a comprehensive and interdisciplinary approach. On the basis of all these elements, PxKID aims to specify the next generation of modelling tools with new capacities in accompanying the modeller’s decision-making process. The specifications will enable us to deliver a first version of the Praxeme kit, by integrating automated procedures around an existing UML tool. The project will extend the modelling capacities in order to embrace the entire scope of the Enterprise, linking together several fields of expertise related to Enterprise transformation and fostering collaboration in a worldwide distributed scheme. To achieve such an ambition, the consortium mobilises complementary profiles. As a Coordinator, the Praxeme Institute will work with four Research Centres to enrich the methodology, one Software Company to develop the new tool, one CIO leading the pilot phase and two IT Consulting Firms to assess the new solution in the context of a real IT system overhaul. In parallel, a firm dedicated to project management and dissemination will help the consortium to publicise its findings and increase its visibility among both Business and Academic communities. The dissemination plan will take advantage of the five nationalities of the ten Consortium members.