Traditional boundaries between organizations are giving way to innovative and creative relationships, driven by a combination of necessity and opportunity. Cross-company information exchange and collaboration is the central success component. Identifying and addressing external collaboration issues is tailor-made to the broad, cross-enterprise, cross-domain perspective and analyses that an EA group can bring to the table.
If an enterprise architecture team tries to be everything to everybody, at all possible levels of detail, at every point in time, it will fail. The attached presentation is a starting point to understand the range of activities you COULD do. The challenge is to determine which of these you CAN and SHOULD do.
As the annual corporate budgeting season begins, we find ourselves again fielding client inquiries about the role that EA should play in this annual rite. Like many such EA best practice questions, there is the EA purist answer and then there are the many variations of more practical answers.
What value does the EA function provide to the enterprise? That question consistently ranks in the top ten list of most frequently asked EA questions. The answer to the question depends on who is asking and what answer they expect to hear based on their personal and professional interpretation of the word “value”. A systematic, multi-part approach to addressing the value question can lend clarity.
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 will be visiting Minneapolis on August 19 as the guest speaker at the SITPforum. This is an interactive, executive round-table session beginning with refreshments at 4 PM. I’ll be leading a discussion on “Aligning Business and IT” with a focus on IT Strategic Planning, EA and Portfolio Management with side discussions on any aspect of those … Read more