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EA Frameworks: Pros and Cons – Inventory and Insights

A lot of attention – in the media, on EA-oriented websites, at conferences, and in the minds of enterprise architects themselves – is devoted to EA frameworks.  What are they?  Should I use one?  If so, which one?  What do… Read more »

Embrace Enterprise Transformation as a Core Concept

Transformation is the latest concept to capture the attention of business and IT executives alike.  Driven by a combination of improving economics, changes in the competitive landscape, a flurry of mergers and acquisitions and more aggressive public policy objectives, most… Read more »

Tactical (yet Strategic) EA – Keeping Both Sides Happy

We say it all the time, but the bottom line is it’s the truth – we don’t have enough time! As EA practitioners, we are always faced with the conflicting pressure to produce results now, while maintaining our focus on… Read more »

Getting Started with Enterprise Business Architecture

Many enterprise architecture (EA) groups struggle with affecting change in the ongoing activities and existing project portfolio that demonstrably moves the enterprise toward the future state business strategy.  One of the reasons is a lack of understanding of business strategy,… Read more »

Communication Planning for Enterprise Architecture

Communication is a key to transforming an enterprise through strategic planning, enterprise architecture (EA) and enterprise portfolio management (EPfM). Critical to the success and effectiveness of communication is planning why, how, when, and with whom communication will take place. The… Read more »
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