29 days ago

Does the ten thousand hour rule apply to Enterprise Architects?

Do some enterprise architects become masters at their discipline without hours of practice, or does it really take 10,000 hours? Of course 10,000 hours is a long time. 5 hours per day for 10 years? Its not a fast process, and most people are always looking for short cuts. Is 10,000 hours the average or […]

1 month, 20 days ago

Managing the fundamental interconnectedness of things with Enterprise Architecture

Enterprise Architecture is much more than a list of components. Too often one sees diagrams in slide decks that are either simple lists, a layered view of domains, or a graphical hierarchy. And these are supposed to represent the ‘Architecture’? These visualisations are good to use to inform on the scope and context, but they […]

8 months, 11 days ago

Strategic Enterprise Architecture provides Intelligence, Analysis and Knowledge

Written by Adrian Campbell A good analogy for an Enterprise Architecture capability is to think of it as the equivalence to an intelligence corps in the military. Military Leaders and business decision makers will use this Strategic Intelligence capability to: Know what their current capabilities are Know the capabilities of the enemy (competitors) are Understand […]

9 months, 22 days ago

Enterprise Architecture and Target Operating Models

How often is an established Enterprise Architecture approach used to create a Target Operating Model? If the answer is not often, then why not? If the answer is yes all the time, then how should we go about creating one ? Are traditional consultancy approaches to target operating models good enough? What is an Operating […]

10 months, 24 days ago

Dynamic Enterprise Architecture Models

Enterprise Architecture Models provide value by capturing knowledge about the business strategies, the current and target enterprise, understanding and identifying the gaps between current and target enterprise architectures, and then planning a roadmap of initiatives to close those gaps. Often they seem only to be used as a repository of static detail such as landscape models, […]

1 year, 12 days ago

Enterprise Architecture and Wardley Maps

I had an interesting conversation recently about the use of Wardley maps as part of an Enterprise Architecture and Digital Transformation programme recently. I had looked at using Wardley maps some time ago but now I think it is a good time to incorporate their use into normal Enterprise Architecture/ Business Architecture work. They are […]

1 year, 12 days ago

Enterprise Architecture and Digital Strategy

Digital strategy is not simply about marketing. It is about a better engagement with potential and existing customers. It is about the perception of the brand created with customers though close interaction via social media and close communication leading to a value proposition that can better serve their actual and future needs. As with any […]