I am supplementing my Q&A series on the Value of EA & BPA with a wonderful article published on January 30th about one our customers, Chubb Insurance, written by Madeline Weiss, Society for Information Management’s Advanced Practices Council.
There is nothing like a great story to illustrate some of the ways enterprise architecture initiatives are demonstrating value to the business. I hope you’ll take a few minutes to read the article because it highlights some of the specific ways Chubb has organized its team as well as the company’s commitment to make architecture less about the process and more about adding value to actual business.
- A comprehensive partnership between IT and the lines of business that supports more effective decision making;
- Faster time to market;
- The ability to leverage sharable components, practices, technologies, and process across their federated organization.
Through this process they achieved real savings – like the $600,000 in 2010 just by identifying and then redistributing unused software licenses.
Not covered in this story is Chubb’s use of both enterprise architecture tools and business process management technology to support the operationalization of the gaps in business performance that can be automated and improved with business process management. You can read more about EA and BPM working together by downloading this Gartner Whitepaper.
I’ll be back soon with more on the how the evolution of EA and BPA are impacting the tools provided to address the needs of architects.
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