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 EA Rediscovered – The Future State
I once again have the pleasure of speaking with the friendly and enthusiastic EA community in Calgary, this time on the relationship between Strategy and Enterprise Architecture. With EA gaining traction within the business community there is a whole new audience seeking to understand that relationship. EA practitioners are being called upon to explain, and … Read more Enterprise Architecture and Strategy – Calgary EA Forum October 22, 2013
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.
Just recently I learned that a client’s CIO leadership team began a detailed and substantive discussion on EA principles, the implications they carry for their organization, and how they can use them to transform their journey into the future. I don’t see this as often as I’d like. While gaining that level of leadership engagement … Read more EA Principles Have Little Value
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
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 Effective EA Marketing and Communication – George Paras speaking at Western PA EA Forum