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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.

How To Make A Great Coffee… And Business Architecture

A great cup of coffee might seem like an easy every day item, but have you ever truly considered what has to happen to make that coffee? The beans need to be beautifully roasted, they are ground to the perfect consistency, the milk is steamed until it’s silky and smooth, the crema is flowing and then the barista expertly combines them to give you a delicious mouthful of caffeine. Get even one of these elements wrong and suddenly the whole coffee experience is lost.

A Reflection On Our First IT4IT™ Course

Since the launch of the IT4IT™ Certification in May 2016, EA Learning has been an advocate of the IT4IT™ Reference Architecture and its potential implications for our community. Our inaugural course was conducted in Melbourne, and now that our group of newly certified attendees has left us we’ve taken a moment to stop and reflect on where the real impacts of this certification will land.

ANNOUNCEMENT: Leadership By Design

Enterprise Architects (EA) is proud to announce that Kristian Hanlon will be joining the firm’s Sydney office. Kristian was formerly the National Delivery Manager for SMS Management and Technology where he was responsible for more than 500 consultants across Australia, Singapore and the Philippines. He brings to EA a unique mix of experience and mindset to evolve and lead EA’s delivery of Strategy, Architecture and Design services in Australia and internationally through EA’s international brand FromHereOn.

WHITEPAPER: Experience Architecture

We have entered an era where customer experience is not simply defined by the user interface of self-serve mobile applications, but will be defined as a lifetime brand experience reflecting a corporations brand promise. We will see an intrinsic link between corporate vision, brand promise and a service portfolio that reflects the promise. Critically though it is not just the externally facing service portfolio that must be considered, as employee experience and the supporting employee service portfolio is now equally crucial.

A fusion of business, design and technology planning is required to realise this promise. We term this Experience Architecture and Enterprise Architects / FromHereOn* have published a whitepaper exploring how the fusion of Design Thinking and Enterprise Architecture is an essential path.