In this next podcast in the “EA Rediscovered” series we will address various organizational models for Solutions Architects. Should they report directly to a centralized EA team, provisioned as needed to guide project designs? Should they report directly to development group leaders and be permanently resident in those communities? We are asked this question on an almost daily … Read more
We ask a lot of our CIOs. Just follow the myriad magazine articles and research pieces targeting CIOs to read of the breadth and depth of expectations heaped upon a single role. It’s a tough job and can’t easily be characterized into a simple role description. So, what is the CIO to do?
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.
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
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?