Inaugural IT Architect Regional Conference a Success!

I spent a couple days 2 weeks ago presenting at and attending the IT Architect Regional Conference (ITARC) in Atlanta, sponsored by the International Association of Software Architects (IASA). The event, like the professional organization itself, is the brainchild of IASA founder and president, Paul Preiss. Paul is a former software architect who has taken … Read more

Measure Capability by Effectiveness, not Maturity

For years we have seen and heard organizations, consultants, analysts (yes, even me) and other EA practitioners discuss the notion of EA MATURITY. Most of these discussions focus on metrics and levels similar to the Capability Maturity Model (CMM) process improvement system developed by the Systems Engineering Institute at Carnegie Mellon University. As a matter … Read more

Enterprise Transformation

Looking beyond the clutter of day-to-day priorities, transformation is an ever-present and fundamental driving force for the enterprise. High performing C-Level business executives commonly have a business vision for an enterprise that is bigger, better or different than it is today. This vision yields a set of transformation goals such as simplification, cost reduction, increased … Read more