Enterprise Architecture Series

The Future of EA

Last time I discussed how EA needs to play the role of trusted advisor. This week I want you to imagine what you would like the future of EA to look like if you were responsible for envisioning it. Imagine the Future of EA There are so many books and articles written about what EA is…

The EA Costume – Trick or Treat?

Last time I discussed the Gartner Symposium ITxpo 2013 and what it meant for the future of EA. This week is a special Halloween edition. Happy Halloween!  Tonight is the night that we take our kids door to door asking for candy while holding out a bag or something large that can hold a bunch of…

What Does the Gartner Symposium ITxpo 2013 mean for EA?

Last week I discussed 3 keys to effective communication.  This week it’s all about what Gartner said last week at the Gartner Symposium ITxpo 2013. What did Gartner have to say? Were you able to make it to the Gartner Symposium ITxpo 2013 last week?  Gartner had a lot to say that should excite not only…

Don’t Spoil EA with Poor Communication

Last week I asked if you think simplification negatively impacts business value. This week I would like to talk about 3 keys to effective communication. Don’t let communication be a barrier to the success of Enterprise Architecture (EA) in your organization. I think the fundamental reason that EA does not evoke positive thoughts within an…

Does Business Value Require Complexity?

Last time I talked about how to ensure success with Enterprise Architecture.  This week I would like to know if you think simplification negatively impacts business value. Complexity is a part of any organization, but not managing it effectively can have adverse effects. There are a lot of discussions right now among fellow Enterprise Architects…

How to Ensure Enterprise Architecture Success

Last week I asked everyone to get creative with Enterprise Architecture and bring sexy back. This week I would like to know how you arrived at the decision of implementing Enterprise Architecture and would like to guide you through the next steps. Ensure Enterprise Architecture success If you have managed to sell the value of…

Creative Enterprise Architecture

Last week I discussed why Enterprise Architecture frameworks matter. This week I would like everyone to think out of the box, and come up with ideas to make Enterprise Architecture (EA) sexy. Are we still promoting Enterprise Architecture the same way we were told to 30 years ago? It’s time to change! Creativity or Innovation? The Harvard…

Do Enterprise Architecture Frameworks matter?

Last week I explained why embracing organizational change is important.  This week I will talk about Enterprise Architecture frameworks and whether or not they matter. What is an Enterprise Architecture framework? An Enterprise Architecture framework defines how to organize the structure and communication for a given enterprise architecture within an organization. Why were they developed? IT systems…

Enterprise Architecture: The Real Game Changer.

In part 14 of “Memoirs of an Enterprise Architect” I discussed 8 steps to make strategic business decisions.  This week marks the last part of this blog series. Has your viewpoint on Enterprise Architecture changed? The landscape for business in the commercial space as well as government has changed greatly over the last 10 years….

8 Steps to Make Strategic Business Decisions

In part 13 of “Memoirs of an Enterprise Architect” I discussed Database Rationalization.  This week I will talk about how to make strategic business decisions. Do you feel like you have enough information to make critical strategic business decisions? Throughout this blog series I have talked about where to get the information you need to…