Leaders: Your journey through COVID-19

The fallout from this event will yield major change drivers for almost every company and industry. For the foreseeable future, the amount and types of change are not yet clear. Our recommendation is for leaders and their strategic thinkers to maximize corporate agility.

EAdirections ComSpark 2018 Panel Participants

EAdirections will be participating with some of our fellow IT Ally experts in a panel discussion Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2018 at 9:30 entitled “Future Proofing Your Business” at the Manor House in Mason, OH. We will be discussing several aspects of what it takes to “future proof” a business.  While many companies continue to think … Read more

Is your Business Agile Enough to Survive? Take our Online Assessment.

Business Agility. What does that mean? From our perspective, it means  your business has the ability to change quickly when competitive pressures, new opportunities or other factors demand it.  Business agility speaks to your company’s ability to change structure, business model, capabilities, skills, competencies, elements of your IT environment, or all of the above quickly … Read more

FAQ – Is there really a need for an EA Charter?

The need for an EA charter is debated somewhat due to either the perceived nature of the charter document as a tactical project document or the amount of time that is required to do more than a cursory job of creating an organizational document. Our experience has been that not only is there value in … Read more

Talking to Business Executives about EA

Simply telling a business audience all the wonderful things that EA will do for you is not enough. Light bulbs go on only when you have a chance to show them what it means to them. So, don’t try to “sell” an audience on the academic virtues of EA. Show them. Use relationships among component parts and expose mappings that they always thought existed, but never quite had a chance to see before.

Take the Initiative

I was recently asked to reflect on the strengths of some of the EA practitioners I have worked with over the years. They have been an inspiring group who collectively and individually were drawn to EA because they aspired to make a difference in their companies. Fulfilling that aspiration isn’t always an easy path.

EAdirections Tenth Anniversary Observations

Through ten years of working with dozens of companies, we have seen a lot of good and some not so good developments related to Enterprise Architecture. In recognition of those 10 years, those dozens of companies, and continued success, we would like to share them with you.