At the recent Troux Worldwide Conference in Austin I moderated two panels, one on Top Performing EA Teams and the other on EA Leadership. We had many questions submitted by audience members and were unable to answer them all. In the next few weeks Tim and I will be offering our perspectives on some of … Read more
At the Troux Worldwide Conference in Austin 2 weeks ago, several questions were submitted by participants to my panel that we didn’t have time to get to. Over the next few weeks, George and I will be addressing them. One that caught my attention was the following: “What style of communication have you seen be … Read more
I had the opportunity last week to moderate two panels at the Troux Worldwide Conference. The first panel included EAdirections’ Tim Westbrock along with Mike Walker from Microsoft, Aleks Buterman from SenseAgility and Paul Preiss from IASA. The theme of the panel was a general discussion on characteristics of top-performing EA Teams. To begin the conversation, I asked each panelist to … Read more
With the arrival of the New Year many EA teams are in the final stages of setting their annual objectives. This year, we find that many are being asked to perform at a level significantly higher than last year. They must do so in response to higher expectations placed on them by leaders who believe that EA plays a critical role in moving the enterprise into the future. With people as the critical element to EA success; it only makes sense to invest in team skills and performance.
During the IASA World Summit in New York City last week, George and I were asked to speak about the different levels of architecture and the roles of the architects that work in those levels. The presentation is below. Slide 18 seemed to generate the most discussion with the participants. Remember that we are not … Read more
Becoming an EA cultural change agent isn’t for everyone, but many reluctant practitioners have discovered that they are capable of doing it, once they embrace some of the concepts described here, practice them, and become confident in their abilities.
Enterprise architects have historically struggled with the process of publishing content to the stakeholders in their organization. Surprisingly, EA practitioners as a whole have been reluctant to embrace the use of social networking for their own purposes…
A common theme that seems to be coming up often lately with clients, prospects and some of the online forums I read is the gaps and overlaps that exist among the many groups involved in the EA function. As EA becomes more effective, there tend to be more formalized groups created. It is common for … Read more