Enterprise Architecture Series

Database Rationalization: The Amazing Results

In part 12 of “Memoirs of an Enterprise Architect” I discussed the IT Chargeback Model.  This week I will talk about Database Rationalization. Does your organization have a good process around managing all of the databases running your business? It may not sound like a big deal, but there are many business questions that Enterprise…

IT Chargeback and Cost Transparency

In part 11 of “Memoirs of an Enterprise Architect” I discussed the importance of having a robust Governance process in order to be successful with Enterprise Architecture.  This week I will talk about the IT Chargeback Model. What is IT Chargeback? It is a funding model where IT can charge its internal customers for using…

How do you spell success with EA? It starts with a G and ends with an E…

In part 10 of “Memoirs of an Enterprise Architect” I discussed why when implementing EA in your organization, you need everyone involved to know what’s in it for them.  This week I will discuss what Governance is and how it is a necessity in order to be successful with Enterprise Architecture. What is Governance? What…

Organize your Enterprise Architecture Event: Value First!

In part 9 of “Memoirs of an Enterprise Architect” I discussed some key Enterprise Architecture (EA) concepts and provided simplified definitions.  I would like to continue this discussion and ask that you comment with your thoughts. Enterprise Architecture cordially invites you to Dinner and Desert… Your EA table is right this way Enterprise Architecture is…

Enterprise Architecture for Dummies

In part 8 of “Memoirs of an Enterprise Architect” I discussed how rationalizing your applications can allow you to do more with your organizational budget.  This week I would like to have an open dialog about Capabilities, Business Process, the Service Catalog and a few other Enterprise Architecture concepts that will make your brain hurt….

Mom says Save Up; I say do it with Application Rationalization

In part 7 of “Memoirs of an Enterprise Architect” I tested your knowledge on data classification and compliance.  Well, I have good news for this week.  There will not be another quiz so you can just sit back, relax and maybe learn a thing or two about rationalizing your applications. Your mom is running the…

How much do you know? Troux or False

In part 6 of “Memoirs of an Enterprise Architect” I discussed how integration relates to Big Data.  In part 7, I will discuss data classification and compliance. This time I will test your knowledge.  Are you ready? It’s game time! Troux or false? Data Classification assigns risk based on impact to the business if data…

BIG DATA: Integration in Sheep’s Clothing?

In part 5 of “Memoirs of an Enterprise Architect” I discussed how to maximize value from the CMDB by integrating it with Troux.  In Part 6, I will continue discussing integration and how it relates to Big Data. More Data… Do you ever get overwhelmed by all of the new data you are being asked…

Maximize Value from CMDB by Integration

In part 4 of “Memoirs of an Enterprise Architect” I discussed the rules around defining an application as well as the 6 keys to successful Application Portfolio Management.  In Part 5, I will discuss integrating with a Configuration Management Database (CMDB). Feed the Beast If you have a CMDB I’m certain your organization is not…

6 Keys to Success for Application Portfolio Management

In the third part of “Memoirs of an Enterprise Architect” I discussed how to save millions by rationalizing all of the reporting efforts going on in your organization.  In Part 4 I will go into detail about Application Portfolio Management and will answer a question that may sound quite ridiculous after reading it the first…