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“We don’t rise to the level of our expectations; we fall to the level of our training”

While individuals may have different innate talents, the world’s most successful people have always been those who continually enhance their skills and develop instincts through countless hours of training.

Think about it this way, you’re not going to be able to run a marathon on sheer optimism alone — you’re going to have to make sacrifices, invest in new tools and seek out proper guidance and training to ensure you’ll make it to the finish line. The same goes for professional development.

How are you expecting to secure that promotion, ace that big project or become a respected thought leader in your field if you’re not constantly pushing the boundaries and making a proactive effort to widen your knowledge base?

Announcement: EA brings Design Principal into the fold

Jason Davey joins EA’s international consulting practice, FromHereOn*

EA is excited to announce that Jason Davey will be joining the team to lead our Design Practice in Australia and internationally. Jason was formerly CX Program Lead at Westpac Group, Design Mentor at Telstra and Head of Digital at Bupa. Having spent 18 years creating and applying design tools and method for business aligned customer and employee experiences, Jason brings a unique mix of experience, thought leadership and creative mindset to business strategy.

Based in the Sydney office, Jason will lead the evolution of design methods for improving digital experiences and optimising customer journeys. His focus will be to further complement our proven architecture methods with techniques that enable executives to tackle complex business problems and guide strategy.

When asked about his new role Jason commented “In a recent podcast from UX Matters, Jeff Gothelf (author of Lean UX) stated ‘there is still a very strong perception at the executive layer that design makes things look good. Even organisations that invest heavily in them still rarely see design as a strategic partner.’ I’m excited at the opportunity to help organisations achieve an understanding of ‘true customer value’ for their business. Connecting the dots between design and delivery, with customer needs as the driver for transformational & organisational change, is what FromHereOn will be famous for.”

Kristian Hanlon, Client Services Delivery Director said “Jason joining FromHereOn is a real coup. Jason is one of the few senior design thinkers who understands the importance of grounding good design in architecture and integrating human and social centred design as part of the continuous evolution of business and service delivery. Focusing on the alignment between customer, employee and brand experience and leveraging his deep industry and domain expertise, Jason will help FromHereOn’s clients realise what’s possible.”

Jason has worked in Finance, IT, Automotive, Healthcare, Digital Marketing, Infrastructure, Advertising and Legal & Compliance industries. Jason also preaches what he practices on various generalassemb.ly courses.

You can find out more about Jason here or contact him at our Sydney office on (02) 8222 6500.

  • *In 2017, Enterprise Architects (professional services division) will adopt the brand of our international consulting practice FromHereOn. FromHereOn has been Enterprise Architects European brand for many years and reflects the incorporation of a more design-led, humanistic approach to strategy development and implementation aligned to our clients’ broadening requirements.


Data Analytics: The fine line between success and failure in the Data-driven Economy

Trying to understand how you can integrate a data-driven vision into your strategic agenda? Or perhaps you understand the need for a data-driven vision but need some tools to successfully implement it in your organisation. In this article, I will closely examine 5 core factors for an organisation’s success or failure in the data-driven economy, some of which you may find surprising.

[GUEST BLOG] Design Thinking & Knowledge Management

A couple of weeks ago I participated in a “Design in Business” course run by Enterprise Architects , co-created with DesignChain and facilitated by the inimitable Helen Palmer.

I had previously undertaken some reading in Design Thinking and started a MOOC on the subject which I didn’t complete, so I wasn’t going in completely blind but I wanted to see how this (concept, framework, method) would assist in my role as a knowledge manager. I think I came out with so much more…

ANNOUNCEMENT: Enterprise Architects Poised For Rapid Growth In Queensland

Enterprise Architects (EA) is proud to announce that Neil McCaffrey has joined the firm’s Brisbane office. Neil has worked with KPMG and A.T. Kearney, before heading the IT Strategy and EA practices at Gartner Consulting. Coming to EA from four years at QSuper he brings that perfect mix of management consulting experience and strategy and architecture leadership from inside a major corporate.

My 5 Key Takeaways From The Design In Business Course

In October 2016 we held our first ‘Design in Business’ course in Melbourne in partnership with DesignChain. The course, authored by Craig Martin and Helen Palmer, looks to take Design Thinking and apply it in a business context, both in terms of solving real-world business problems but also in a way that can be integrated within mainstream disciplines such as Business Planning, Architecture and Analysis.

The Role of Data and Analytics In The US Election

As the dust settles on one of the most opinion-dividing and controversial election results in history many people were left wondering what the consequences will be with Donald Trump taking over from Barack Obama in the New Year. Social media sites were awash with people adding their two cents on the results and what it means not only for the USA, but also for the rest of the world.

[ANNOUNCEMENT] EA Learning Launches New Cloud And Big Data Courses

EA Learning is delighted to announce the launch of two new certification courses from the Arcitura™ Education curriculum. The Arcitura Education business has a proven track record in delivering high-quality and respected certification programs. They have certified IT professionals in over 60 countries, across various industries and role types. From February 2017, EA Learning will be running the certification courses in partnership with Silver Platypus, the Certified Training Partner of Arcitura™ Education in Australia, for both Cloud and Big Data disciplines.

How Enterprise Architecture And Project Execution Are Linked

What is Enterprise Architecture?

Enterprise Architecture (EA) is a discipline for proactively defining a conceptual blueprint to enable businesses to respond to disruptive forces. The objective of EA is to ascertain, analyse and categorise, the scope of work, to shift an organisation from current state toward a desired business vision and outcome.

What is Project Management?

Project Management (PM) is the discipline of initiating, planning, executing, controlling, and closing, temporary and finite activities, to achieve specific goals and change which benefit the organisation.

ANNOUNCEMENT – EA Learning Launches New Design Thinking Course

EA Learning is delighted to announce the launch of a new course created by Craig Martin and Helen Palmer through Craig’s new business Design Chain. Design in Business will provide a relevant, practical, and highly insightful learning experience for Architects and other analytical professionals into the discipline of Design Thinking.

The Design in Business course pulls together the disciplines of Architecture, Agile and Design into a coherent approach to problem solving. Applying the Human-centred approaches has the potential to add significant value to traditional Architectural approaches by ensuring Solutions effectively meet customer needs.