Domain Architecture documents are one of the most widely created, and probably the most misunderstood, of the various EA deliverables an EA team might have in their document repostory. We were recently asked by a client to clarify the latest thinking on these documents. Are they still relevent, who are they for, and what value to they deliver?
I have had a few conversations over the last few weeks with folks trying to do some high level business modeling to provide enterprise context for analysis and communication purposes. A conflict that comes up for organizations is whether to take a functional view of the business or a process view? And where do services … Read more
Many EA programs we examine suffer from one problem; they are mired in the details of a few narrow problem spaces and, as a result, are not as broadly focused as they should be. A simple narrative-based analysis can help EA teams find the right level of detail for their work. The narrative, while deceptively simple, reveals … Read more
Enterprise Architecture as long been considered a planning discipline. Many times when asked about the value of EA, people will comment with the old axiom, “What is the value of a plan?” While there is certainly some inherent value in the artifacts, processes, and relationships developed by EA in and of themselves, the real benefits … Read more
Although the word “marketing” can elicit negative thoughts in the mind of a technologist, it is a necessary consideration for any EA program in order to maximize its impact on the business and establish an environment for continued contributions. George Paras will present on this topic and lead an interactive discussion at the November meeting of … Read more
George Paras will join the Winnipeg IT Architects Community’s October 8th meeting to share his experiences and perspectives while leading an interactive discussion on several topics requested by the Community. Topics will include establishing and maturing an EA practice, finding and growing enterprise architects, and key strategies to establishing and operating practical and appropriate governance … Read more
I am pleased to have been invited to join Ronald Ross, Roger Burlton and many other noted speakers to present at this year’s Business Rules Forumat the Bellagio Hotel in Las Vegas. I will be presenting on Monday, November 2 during the all-day Business Alignment Symposium and also participating in a panel discussion with the … Read more
I was speaking at an event recently and during the follow-up panel discussion, one of the audience members asked an intriguing question. “What is the role that an enterprise architect can play in helping the healthcare industry implement recently mandated standards for diagnosis codes, electronic transmissions, etc.?” This reminded me of an effort that I … Read more