One of the fundamental concepts in enterprise architecture is the creation of a Future State that holistically embodies directional guidance for decision-making. The concept is often mis-understood and seems to have recently been lost in the noisy sea of conversations about models, frameworks, digital transformation, bimodal, driving short term results, and other methodology discussions. In this podcast … Read more
For an EA practice to be effective EA leaders must pay attention to both the “style” of how their team operates and the “substance” of the work they produce. While that guidance isn’t new, in practice I often find that many leaders don’t have the balance quite right. It is worth revisiting as a general … Read more
In a keynote presentation at the upcoming IASA ITARC Denver Event I will be discussing the leadership challenges that many current and aspiring IT leaders face in their organizations, and how they can overcome those challenges by applying selected enterprise architecture concepts to their decision-making framework. Not surprisingly, I advocate moving EA “upstream” within the management structure and … Read more
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?
The Open Group announced the release of the latest version of The Open Group Architecture Framework (TOGAF), 9.0, during the 21st Enterprise Architecture Practitioners Conference in San Diego this week. It is available for download at http://www.opengroup.org/architecture/togaf/. During a briefing with The Open Group representatives last month, EAdirections learned about the improvements and additional components … Read more