Enterprise Architecture

Video: Digital Strategy Summit Presentation

While a digital strategy is now a mandatory requirement for corporations the world over, there are varying perspectives of what a digital strategy should comprise, often reflecting the authorship of the strategy within the offices of Marketing, Products or Technology. However, in many instances these strategies appear indistinguishable from the business technology innovation strategies of yesterday.

At the heart of Digital Strategy should be the premise that the confluence of contemporary forces and capabilities present the opportunity for market disruption and service reinvention – yet invention and disruption generally escapes the major corporates seems to remain the domain of the start-ups.

EA Effectiveness – ONE Measure that Matters

Today I saw on one of the Linked-In Architecture Forums a variation on the classic question of measuring Enterprise Architecture value and effectiveness.  The member wrote: “……..So what are the most useful ways in which you have measured the effectiveness of architecture efforts/outcomes in organisations you have worked for”?.  Of course this elicited a stream of predictable responses and suggestions relating to levels of compliance, investment alignment, productivity improvement, sourcing effectiveness, blah, blah, blah.

Where the Rubber hits the Roadmap: Architecture Value to Projects

Opinions vary regarding the value an architect adds in the world of project delivery. Some architects define their roadmaps and think their job is done and do not concern themselves with delivery of their architecture. However, delivery teams are frequently left wondering; what can we deliver within our budget, how do we deliver the roadmap and who can we partner with to deliver it.

A License to Work

Look in various business and technology architecture forums on LinkedIn and you will see hundreds of attempts to define enterprise architecture.  The debate rages about whether business architecture is part of EA, what it takes to be an architect, and whether architects can even rightly use a title that is hard-earned by the ‘real’ architects in the construction industry.

Podcast: A&G talks with Craig Martin

Jonas Lamis talks with Craig Martin, CTO of Enterprise Architects. Enterprise Architects is an EA strategy and training firm headquartered in Australia. They discus the evolving roles and responsibilities of the enterprise architect. They cover emerging demand for EA strategy, overt and covert EA tactics and the EA operating model. They also discuss certification programs like TOGAF and ITAC certification.

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