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
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?
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.
We are finding Business Architecture (BA) to be one of the most misunderstood but high-profile interests of business executives, CIOs and enterprise architects alike. They are asking questions like: • Is BA the key to enabling business transformation through an enterprise (EA) effort? • Does everyone have a business architecture? • Is it owned and … Read more
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
George is appearing at Project World and World Congress for Business Analysts on Friday, June 26, 2009 in Baltimore. He’ll be speaking on the importance of having a strong relationship between EA and project management/office professionals and will discuss some tips on how to improve that relationship.
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”.
The Open Group announced the release of the latest version of The Open Group Architecture Framework (TOGAF), 9.0, during the 21st Enterprise Architecture Practitioners Conference in San Diego this week. It is available for download at http://www.opengroup.org/architecture/togaf/. During a briefing with The Open Group representatives last month, EAdirections learned about the improvements and additional components … Read more