Enterprise Architecture Series

5 Must-Have Characteristics to Enable Enterprise Architecture Successfully

Last week I talked about Enterprise Information Management.  This week I would like to talk about 5 Must-Have Characteristics to Enable Enterprise Architecture Successfully. A lot of organizations have tried to implement Enterprise Architecture in IT, but have had a hard time gaining credibility within the organization and communicating its value effectively. Many are now turning to…

10 Easy Steps to Good Data

Last time I talked about the untold benefits of an Enterprise Data Model as a Reference Architecture for the Connected Enterprise.  This week I would like to discuss the most valuable asset in any company, Data. Good Data: Your Most Valuable Asset Answering business questions and making good decisions require good data.  Without good data, the…

The Untold Benefits of an Enterprise Data Model (Reference Architecture)

Last week I talked about how to get the business to care about Enterprise Architecture. This week I would like to discuss the untold benefits of an Enterprise Data Model as a Reference Architecture for the Connected Enterprise. What is an Enterprise Data Model? An Enterprise Data Model provides a blueprint for organizations to bring…

Getting the Business to Care About Enterprise Architecture

A couple of weeks ago I talked about the span of control Enterprise Architecture needs to have within an organization to be successful. This week is about getting the business to care about your Enterprise Architecture initiative. Let’s say you have a large Enterprise Architecture initiative going on in your organization, but the business does not…

Why EA needs to influence IT and the Business

Last week I talked about the differences between Service Catalog and Service Portfolio. This week is about the span of control Enterprise Architecture needs to have within an organization to be successful. Everyone is well aware of the fact that Enterprise Architecture fails in many organizations. In order for EA to have a better chance of…

The Difference between Service Catalog and Service Portfolio

Last week I talked about Business Transformation. This week is about Service Catalog and Service Portfolio. Do you have to have both or are they the same thing? A service catalog is not the same thing as a service portfolio, but both are extremely important and essential to a successful business transformation. What is a…

Keys to a Successful Business Transformation

Last week I talked about how important Enterprise Architecture and Business Architecture are to being successful at executing a Business Transformation in your organization.  This week, as promised, I will dig into the details of undergoing a business transformation. Let’s review what Business Transformation means Business Transformation is the ability for the business to react…

From EA to Business Architecture

Last week I discussed the importance of effective communication for EA.This week I will talk about how important Enterprise Architecture and Business Architecture are to being successful at executing a Business Transformation in your organization. What is Business Architecture? Gartner defines Enterprise Architecture (EA) as a discipline for proactively and holistically leading enterprise responses to…

The Power of Storytelling for Enterprise Architects

Last week I talked about the power of storytelling and how Enterprise Architects need to become effective communicators. This week I will continue to dig into the storytelling concept and how it can be used to help you communicate the value of Enterprise Architecture. Why tell a story? If you were to explain to any business person…

2014 Troux Worldwide Conference at a glance

The Troux Worldwide Conference commenced this week in Austin, Texas. This is a conference made up of largely Enterprise Architects that are current or prospective Troux customers. 2014 Troux Worldwide Conference Troux did a great job on not making the focus of this conference a sales pitch. Instead, they enabled their customers to speak on…