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!  Fully 71% responded that the relationship doesn’t exist or that there is room for improvement.  There is some good news … Read more

New EA Book, “Coherency Management”, is Now Available

“Coherency Management – Architecting the Enterprise for Alignment, Agility and Assurance” is a new EA book from co-editors Gary Doucet, John Goetz, Palla Saha and Scott Bernard.    It includes a chapter, contributed by Larry DeBoever, George Paras and Tim Westbrock at EAdirections, entitled “A Pragmatic Approach to Enlisting the Support of CEOs for Enterprise Architecture”.  This chapter … Read more

George Paras – SITPforum in Minneapolis

I will be visiting Minneapolis on August 19 as the guest speaker at the SITPforum.  This is an interactive, executive round-table session beginning with refreshments at 4 PM.  I’ll be leading a discussion on “Aligning Business and IT” with a focus on IT Strategic Planning, EA and Portfolio Management with side discussions on any aspect of those … Read more

EA for Everybody!

EA has always been a polarizing phenomenon and remains so today. The diversity of opinions on exactly what EA is and how to approach it continues. While there are many variations, two opposing and deeply entrenched camps dominate. Despite these differing perspectives, I have rarely found an organization that couldn’t do EA once they get past their biases. This article highlights the two camps, analyzes complicating issues and offers remedies, and provides suggestions on how most organizations should proceed.

EA Book – The SIM Guide to Enterprise Architecture

The SIM Guide to Enterprise Architecture  – Edited by: Leon A. Kappelman. This book is a project of the Society for Information Management’s Enterprise Architecture Working Group.  EAdirections has been a member of this important group since its inception.  The book reflects the research, analysis and thought leadership of a rich and diverse set of … Read more

Will EA Groups disappear in 2009?

EA viability in the current economy is a hot topic these days. Just last week I was asked to respond to a statement recently read by one of our workshop attendees. It said that “Half of all EA projects will disappear this year because they can’t demonstrate business value”.