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Enterprise Architecture

Today's organizations require a well-defined enterprise architecture (EA) practice for conducting enterprise analysis, design, planning, and implementation for the successful development and execution of strategy. The Enterprise Architecture blog category dives into principles and practices that help guide organizations through the business, information, process, and technology changes necessary to execute their strategies. Read our best practices on how to better communicate and drive business transformation. Get information on aligning your capabilities to company strategy. Get insights from experts and step-by-step advice on fostering successful change management to encourage business-centric conversations about technology. You’ll also get tips to translate business strategy into IT strategy, ensuring you can be more collaborative in helping the business make smarter decisions.

Enterprise Architecture

Autumn Reading List for Enterprise Architects

Autumn is only a few days away. The kids are back in school, pumpkin spiced lattes are back at Starbucks (my favorite), football has started, and the holidays will be here before we know it. With all this change in the air, it can be difficult to stay up-to-date on relevant enterprise architecture content. To...

Enterprise Architecture

MassMutual Captures the Advances Enterprise Architecture Capabilities [Webinar]

Do you utilize enterprise architecture software to better understand and aggregate data to drive digital strategies? If the answer is “no” I invite you to learn exactly how MassMutual is advancing business capabilities and technology to achieve their business objectives. John Anderson, Enterprise Architect at MassMutual, is a featured speaker in the customer webinar: “A...

Enterprise Architecture

Continuous Architecture: Enable Continuous Delivery and Promote Interoperability

In this blog series, I discuss the six principles that guide an agile mindset, as discussed in a recent webcast influenced from a book “Continuous Architecture: Sustainable Architecture in an Agile and Cloud-Centric World.” For details on principles 1-2 read the blog: Continuous Architecture: Architect Products Not Solutions and Focus on Quality Attributes. For details...

Enterprise Architecture

Enterprise Architecture is in Full Bloom this Season

When selecting the right flowers to plant in your garden this spring, you may consider elements such as type of soil required, the amount of sunlight needed, and the level of care—all crucial to ensure your flowers blossom. Similarly, enterprise architecture today is increasingly being evaluated on its ability to drive business initiatives which include...

Enterprise Architecture

Continuous Architecture: Delay Design Decisions and Architect for Change

In the first blog in this series, “Continuous Architecture: Architect Products Not Solutions and Focus on Quality Attributes,” I shared two of the six principles that guide an agile mindset, influenced from the book, “Continuous Architecture: Sustainable Architecture in an Agile and Cloud-Centric World.” This blog highlights principle #3, Delay design decisions until they are needed, and principle...

Enterprise Architecture

Continuous Architecture: Architect Products and Focus on Quality Attributes

As an enterprise architect, what does business agility mean to you? Does it mean faster solution delivery? The ability to react quickly to unforeseen events? Perhaps agility means you can re-configure a business capability to meet business needs? Or maybe you are adopting an agile methodology, like SaFE? Answer: It’s probably a mix or all...

Enterprise Architecture, Vision and Trends

Drum Roll Please! Initial Findings From The Enterprise Architecture Survey Are In

Drum roll please! I am very excited to share the initial findings from the December 2017 enterprise architecture survey titled, “The Role of the Enterprise Architect”, conducted by Architecture and Governance Magazine and commissioned by Planview. We compiled feedback from more than 200 enterprise architects from around the globe representing different industries about the state...

Enterprise Architecture

Let’s Talk! Three Ways Enterprise Architects Can Engage the Business

In today’s highly complex business landscape, enterprise architects (EAs) are poised to show business leaders how they can leverage technology to achieve business objectives. Clearly, the pressure cooker of digital transformation is a great opportunity for these “smartest guys in the corner” to shine. EA’s have a lot of expertise and value but are challenged...

Enterprise Architecture

What Are the Benefits of an Enterprise Architecture Framework?

When it comes to an enterprise architecture framework, there are a wide range available to use. Horizontal ones such as TOGAF or Zachman, and vertically flavoured ones such as eTOM for the telecoms industry and BIAN for the banking industry. In all cases, they are useful and can provide value, but in every case, they...

Enterprise Architecture, Project Portfolio Management

Why and How Enterprise Architecture and the PMO Should Work Together Better

Enabling and ensuring that organisations are delivering against their corporate strategy is the common goal for both enterprise architecture and the PMO, but both seem to be missing the goal, and executives agree. A 2014 survey by The Economist suggested executives believe that activities that support their strategy goals are vital. But 60% of them...