LeanIX and Reckitt

Moving Towards Agile EA

Interview with Reckitt's Enterprise Architect, Krzysztof Kwiatek

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"If you want to be agile, you need to switch from the domain-orientated organization to a service-orientated one."

"We cannot survive on Excel - we need modern tools to help us move forward."

"The opportunity [for tool expansion and buy-in] came from 'Classic IT'. Compliance had requirements for GxP procedures that couldn't be met with Excel."

"We were totally sure that the platform needed to be open to all employees in the company."

"We've already made the decision to move all applications from our on-prem data centre to public cloud."

A Success Story

LeanIX carves the way for agile EA

After spending many years with disparate data sources and without an enterprise architect (EA) practice, Reckitt adopted LeanIX for more transparency and control over its extensive IT landscape. Krzysztof Kwiatek, one of the EAs at Reckitt who enables smart technologies with the best possible data, helped lead this transition.

In conversation with LeanIX CEO André Christ, Krzysztof explains why he and his team need a dedicated, vendor-based tool to answer common questions about Reckitt’s modern IT portfolio — not just to solve the complex challenges of continuous transformation. Key to this process is giving all employees access to LeanIX's single source of truth across the Reckitt IT ecosystem.

Listen to LeanIX's interview with Krzysztof and learn how Reckitt:

  • Transitioned away from Excel- and SharePoint-based EA methods
  • Anchored IT and business activities to business capability models
  • Addressed material risks (e.g., GxP compliance reviews) with a dedicated EA tool
  • Switched from a domain-oriented organization to a service-oriented organization

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A glimpse behind the scenes

Reckitt is a global consumer goods company, making household brands like Durex, Nurofen, Finish and Enfamil.

  • Reckitt has grown through multiple acquisitions.
  • Revenue: 13.99 billion GBP
  • LeanIX users in the company: 500 active; 1000 trained
  • Applications stored in LeanIX: 1700+

Krzysztof and André discuss the challenges for Enterprise Architects with the rapid growth of technology and demand from the business, and how a collaborative, data-driven approach makes things easier to manage.



Krzysztof Kwiatek

Enterprise Architect, Reckitt


André Christ

CEO & Co-founder, LeanIX


LeanIX's Continuous Transformation Platform® is trusted by Corporate IT and Product IT to achieve comprehensive visibility and superior governance. Global customers organize, plan and manage IT landscapes with LeanIX's automated and data-driven approach. Offering Enterprise Architecture, SaaS Management, and Value Stream Management, LeanIX helps organizations make sound decisions and accelerate transformation journeys.

LeanIX has over a thousand customers globally, including Adidas, Bosch, Dropbox, Santander and Workday. LeanIX is headquartered in Bonn, Germany, with additional offices in Germany and subsidiaries in Boston (USA), London (UK), Paris (France), Amsterdam (Netherlands) and Ljubljana (Slovenia).