Lately, I have been wondering in my dealings with clients, prospects and online forums if we have forgotten this most basic, but important goal of EA – adaptability – the ability to accommodate change quickly and easily. Complexity and the rate of change continue to increase, but the focus of many EA groups seems to … Read more Did We Forget about Adaptive EA?
Last month, in the Who Decides? entry and in a longer FAQ article, I discussed the pros and cons of various governance models for formalizing EA standards. In particular, I made the point that the EA team should neither take it upon itself to be the final decision-making body to approve standards, nor to let it default to them. The results are both good news and not-so-good news. Plus – take our new poll on standards compliance.
Do you sometimes feel that your EA standards don’t carry any weight? You create them, publish them, and then when it comes time to apply them you find yourself re-justifying the standard or even justifying the need for standards in the first place?
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 A Simple Test for Analyzing EA Program Effectiveness
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 George Paras speaks on “Enterprise Alignment through Enterprise Architecture and Governance”
We’d like to thank everyone for responding to our poll from Overcoming the Tensions Between Project Staff and EA Groups. The poll is now closed and here are the findings: We have a lot of work to do on our relationships! Fully 71% responded that the relationship doesn’t exist or that there is room for improvement. There is some good news … Read more Poll Update – Project Staff and EA
Why is it that members of an organization’s enterprise architecture team don’t often see eye to eye with members of the project community, and vice-verse, and what can we do to fix it?