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Did We Forget about Adaptive EA?

Lately, I have been wondering in my dealings with clients, prospects and online forums if we have forgotten this most basic, but important goal of EA – adaptability – the ability to accommodate change quickly and easily.  Complexity and the…
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Governance Poll – Preliminary Results

Last month, in the Who Decides? entry and in a longer FAQ article, I discussed the pros and cons of various governance models for formalizing EA standards. In particular, I made the point that the EA team should neither take it upon itself to be the final decision-making body to approve standards, nor to let it default to them. The results are both good news and not-so-good news. Plus – take our new poll on standards compliance.
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Who Decides?

Do you sometimes feel that your EA standards don’t carry any weight? You create them, publish them, and then when it comes time to apply them you find yourself re-justifying the standard or even justifying the need for standards in the first place?
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A Simple Test for Analyzing EA Program Effectiveness

Many EA programs we examine suffer from one problem; they are mired in the details of a few narrow problem spaces and, as a result, are not as broadly focused as they should be.  A simple narrative-based analysis can help EA teams…
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George Paras speaks on “Enterprise Alignment through Enterprise Architecture and Governance”

I am pleased to have been invited to join Ronald Ross, Roger Burlton and many other noted speakers to present at this year’s Business Rules Forumat the Bellagio Hotel in Las Vegas.  I will be presenting on Monday, November 2…
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Poll Update – Project Staff and EA

We’d like to thank everyone for responding to our poll from Overcoming the Tensions Between Project Staff and EA Groups.  The poll is now closed and here are the findings: We have a lot of work to do on our relationships! …
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Overcoming the Tensions between Project Staff and EA Groups

Why is it that members of an organization’s enterprise architecture team don’t often see eye to eye with members of the project community, and vice-verse, and what can we do to fix it?
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