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A Gift for the Enterprise Architect in All of Us

Published By Nikki Glaser
A Gift for the Enterprise Architect in All of Us

Think about your holiday shopping list. You know, that list of all the people you want to buy gifts for. I’ll bet it contains the name of each person, along with the names of all their perfect gifts. If you’re really savvy, you may even have stores listed, coupons, dates for sales or shipping discounts, maybe even a map of your local mall—leftover from the Black Friday planning. You pull all this together each year with the goal of putting a smile on the face of someone special. Turns out, you have the makings of an enterprise architect.

Just as all this organization and planning is crucial for you to master your holiday shopping, it is also key to driving business success for enterprise architects—and with the end of the year fast approaching, you may be looking for new tips to start 2018 off right.

We did a little organizing of our own and pulled the top 5 assets of the year related to enterprise architecture:

  1. Three Deliverables Every Enterprise Architect Should be Providing to the PMO: This eBook presents three items that enterprise architects should regularly deliver to the PMO to facilitate mutual success.
  2. An Enterprise Architecture Communication Framework Whitepaper: This whitepaper proposes a simple communication framework to help enterprise architects enter the business transformation conversation.
  3. The Forrester Wave™: Enterprise Architecture Management Suites, Q2 2017: Enterprise architects struggle to meet demand without appropriate tooling. Guess who is cited as a leader for EA software?
  4. Gartner 2017 Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Architecture Tools: EA and technology innovation leaders face unprecedented change. Learn to manage the complexity more effectively with an EA tool.
  5. Use Enterprise Architecture to Orchestrate the Delivery of Business Outcomes: This report contains recommendations for enterprise architecture teams to overcome challenges and build a world-class EA capability.

After reading through each asset, check out the infographic below, which illustrates the main points from the whitepaper, An Enterprise Architecture Communication Framework. It’s the perfect way to tie this gift up with a bow.

3 Steps to Establish an EA to Business Communication Framework

Whether fighting through the merry madness or entering the business transformation conversation, take some time out from your day-to-day to learn something new about enterprise architecture – you may find there are more gifts in store. Leave a comment below with your favorite asset, and have a happy holiday season.

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Written by Nikki Glaser

Nikki Glaser is responsible for developing awareness and driving demand for Planview’s project collaboration software, Projectplace. Nikki has been involved in many different roles including marketing programs, events, integrated marketing and demand generation that have helped her develop into the modern marketer she is today. She graduated from Western Michigan University with a BA in Advertising.