Working with Impacts

Impacts detail the changes at attribute and relation levels. Learn how to manage these Impacts in LeanIX Architecture and Road Map Planning.

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Note

LeanIX Architecture and Road Map Planning was previously known as Business Transformation Module (BTM).

When Transformations are outlined in the Initiative Fact Sheet, LeanIX Architecture and Road Map Planning automatically deconstructs them into Implied Impacts, specifying changes at attribute and relation levels. This involves actions such as setting a field with a specific value, creating or removing relations, copying or moving values between Fact Sheets, etc. These implied impacts are further translated and classified as an Impact Type, providing a basis for visualization in Reports.

The following Impact Types are available:

  • Introduction - An application is introduced into the landscape.
  • Decommissioning - An application is decommissioned.
  • Rollout - An application is rolled out to a selection of organizations or regions.
  • Withdrawal - An application is withdrawn from a selection of organizations or regions.
  • Scope Change - The scope of the Application is changed with respect to certain business capabilities, or data objects.
  • Technical Change - The IT component of the application is changed.
  • Interface Change - Change in interfaces of application.
  • Discontinuation - An application or interface is discontinued.

The Impact Type Classification introduces a new View in reports. For example, in an Application Landscape Report, you can see how various applications are impacted because of an Initiative.

Impact type view in reports

Impact type view in reports

The Impact Type also opens up new filtering options, allowing you to filter, for instance, all applications set to be introduced by a specific project or all projects planning an Application Rollout in the upcoming year, etc.

Impact Type filtering options

Impact Type filtering options

Implied and Custom Impacts of Transformations

When Transformations are detailed in the Initiative Fact Sheet, the process of deconstructing the Transformation results in the creation of several implied impacts. Additionally, you can also define custom impacts. Typically, during the planning of transformations, not every detail is initially determined. However, starting with a defined scope, you can refine and fine-tune details as uncertainties decrease over time. At this juncture, you have the opportunity to specify custom impacts.

The following implied and custom impacts are available:

  • Set lifecycle phase: Sets a life cycle field of a Fact Sheet (e.g., An Application is set to active when the Transformation is executed).
  • Set / Copy field to: Sets or copy a field on a particular Fact Sheet to another Fact Sheet(e.g., A Business Capability will change its maturity when the Transformation is executed).
  • Set relation validity: The validity refers to the active from/until fields on the relations of every Fact Sheet. When using this impact, you don't need to create the relation first, as the impact does it by default.
  • Set relation field to: Set any relation field of Fact Sheet. When using this impact, you don't need to create the relation first, as the impact does it by default.
  • Create / Remove relations: Creates or removes relations of one type (Organization, children, etc.) from one source Fact Sheet to a target Fact Sheet.
  • Create / Remove relation constraints: Create or remove constraining relations of one type (Organization, Business Capability, etc) from one source Fact Sheet to a target Fact Sheet.
  • Copy / Move all relations from: Copies or moves all relations of one type (Organization, children, etc.) from one source Fact Sheet to a target Fact Sheet.
  • Remove all relations: Remove all relations of one type (Organization, children, etc.) from a Fact Sheet type.
  • Replace/ Add / Remove tags: Impacts the tags of the selected Fact Sheet.

Impact Type Classification Rules

The classification of Impact Types follows these rules:

Classification of Application Impacts

Changes to lifecycle

Implied/Custom ImpactImpact Type
Application set to activeIntroduction
Application set to phase outDiscontinuation
Application set to end of lifeDecommissioning

Changes to related Organization

Implied/Custom ImpactImpact Type
Organization relation added to ApplicationRollout
Organization relation removed from ApplicationWithdrawal

Changes to other related objects

Implied/Custom ImpactImpact Type
Business Capability relation added / removedScope Change
IT Component relation added / removedTechnical Change
Interface relation added / removedInterface Change

Classification of Interface Impacts

Changes to lifecycle

Implied/Custom ImpactImpact Type
Interface set to activeIntroduction
Interface set to phase outDiscontinuation
Interface set to end of lifeDecommissioning

Changes to related Organizations (non-standard configuration)

Implied/Custom ImpactImpact Type
Organization relation added to InterfaceRollout
Organization relation removed from InterfaceWithdrawal

Changes to other related objects

Implied/Custom Impact
Data Object relation added / removedScope Change
IT Component relation added / removedTechnical Change