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Tim Westbrock to speak at Building Business Capability Conference November 13, 2013

I am very excited about my next speaking opportunity.  I will be speaking at the Building Business Capability conference in Las Vegas, November 13, 2013.  The event runs from November 11-15 at the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino.  The event has five tracks, including a track on Business Architecture, which is the track in which I am speaking.  The abstract for my presentation is below.

If you are interested in registering for the event, you can use my speaker code BBCLV13SPK for a discount.

Unlocking the Silos: The Power of Business Capabilities

For decades, the discipline of Enterprise Architecture has been practiced primarily within the Information Technology organization, under the direction of and staffed by IT professionals.  Changing competitive landscapes, large-scale transformations, and new business models are accelerating change in every element of the enterprise, not just IT.  Change requires that leadership understand the broad impact of that change on the enterprise’s moving parts, something that only true “enterprise” architecture (True-EA) provides. However, one of the challenges that has always existed is how to understand the impact of change across the silos of an enterprise.  Process and functional models tend to mimic existing silos within a company.  Business capabilities are a mechanism that cuts across pre-existing boundaries and expresses the organization in a way that allows change to be examined differently.
 Join Tim Westbrock of EAdirections, experienced mentor to IT and Business leaders, as he discusses and takes your questions on EA challenges and offers his perspective on how EA leaders can unlock the silos of the enterprise though the use of business capability modeling and analysis.   Some of the topics he will discuss include:

  • The evolution of EA perspectives from Traditional to Transitional to Transformative
  • What are business capabilities?
  • How do you get started with business capabilities?
  • How are organizations using business capabilities for planning and decision-making?

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