6 months, 12 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 […]

7 months, 23 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 […]

8 months, 25 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, […]

10 months, 13 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 […]

10 months, 13 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 […]

2 years, 2 months ago

Enterprise Architecture and Systems Thinking – by Ian Glossop

Enterprise Architecture is a young, immature discipline that produces models to guide the development of an enterprise. It is generally recognised to date back to the late 1980s or early 1990s and the work of Zachman, Spewak and others though it really took-off in the late 1990s and early years of the 21st Century.  But methodological disciplines do not emerge complete […]

2 years, 2 months ago

Enterprise Architecture, Dynamic and Distinctive Capabilities – by Ian Glossop

Enterprise Architecture, as an activity in organisations and ‘discipline of praxis’, is about producing rigorous, explicit models of the enterprise to be used in the organisation’s decision-making processes. Its purpose is to enable the organisation to make better decisions about where to invest its precious resources to change the enterprise for the better.  [Note: The “Enterprise” and […]