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.
EAdirections Tenth Anniversary Observations
It’s About Time
EA and the Internet of Things – 10 Thoughts
I’ve been thinking a lot recently about the Internet of Things, from both a personal perspective and as it applies to EA. In fact, I wrote about it in my “From the Editor” column in the most recent Architecture and Governance magazine (v12n2): I once thought consumer-oriented “Internet of Things” (IoT) device were novelties. The … Read more
Tim Westbrock to Speak at IT Leadership Forum, Dec. 13, in Atlanta
Join Tim at the IT Leadership Forum, Dec. 13, in Atlanta, sponsored by alfabet. Tim will be presenting “Expanding Enterprise Architecture into the Business.” The ultimate promise of Enterprise Architecture has always been the alignment of business and IT strategies, activities, assets and direction. In order for EA to bridge the gap between the desired … Read more
Organizational Change Management for EA? Of Course!
One of the topics, although not new, that seems to be a regular topic of discussion among clients, peers, prospects and vendors is organization change management. More specifically, how can EA be successful without an accompanying Organizational Change Management program? Once you get into these discussions; however, the answer to the aforementioned question is “Yes!” … Read more