7 months, 14 days ago

Enterprise Architecture and Scenario Planning

I am conducting research into the best practices in how Enterprise Architecture teams perform scenario planning. Enterprise architecture teams are the group to answer questions such as: What happens if the business adds a new sales channel? What impact does latest technology widget XYZ have on our technology ecosystem? How do we ensure that security and […]

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7 months, 14 days ago

Enterprise Architecture and Scenario Planning

I am conducting research into the best practices in how Enterprise Architecture teams perform scenario planning. Enterprise architecture teams are the group to answer questions such as: What happens if the business adds a new sales channel? What impact does latest technology widget XYZ have on our technology ecosystem? How do we ensure that security and […]

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7 months, 18 days ago

Classifying Approaches to Enterprise Architecture Governance

I have the opportunity to interact with hundreds of organizations of varying levels of maturity and their approach to the practice of enterprise architecture governance. Across each of these organizations, there are various flavors of governance all seeking to answer the single question of who has decision making authority… The below table attempts to classify the different approaches to enterprise […]

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7 months, 18 days ago

Classifying Approaches to Enterprise Architecture Governance

I have the opportunity to interact with hundreds of organizations of varying levels of maturity and their approach to the practice of enterprise architecture governance. Across each of these organizations, there are various flavors of governance all seeking to answer the single question of who has decision making authority… The below table attempts to classify the different approaches to enterprise […]

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7 months, 23 days ago

Should Security Architecture remain separate from other Architecture disciplines?

In my travels, I have come to observe that many organizations separate out security architecture from other architectures. Does this make sense? Large organizations often have governance practices such as an Architecture Review Board (ARB) yet defer the system quality attribute of security to another entity. Does this beg the question of whether security professionals […]

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7 months, 23 days ago

Should Security Architecture remain separate from other Architecture disciplines?

In my travels, I have come to observe that many organizations separate out security architecture from other architectures. Does this make sense? Large organizations often have governance practices such as an Architecture Review Board (ARB) yet defer the system quality attribute of security to another entity. Does this beg the question of whether security professionals […]

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7 months, 25 days ago

Cut and Paste Enterprise Architecture

Throughout my professional career, I have been afforded the opportunity to learn a lot about the inner-workings of both P&C and Life insurers. The insurance industry has a consortium (ACORD) that produces a widely adopted business capability map that many insurers leverage as part of their enterprise architecture practice. There is goodness in insurers collaborating via consortium […]

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7 months, 25 days ago

Cut and Paste Enterprise Architecture

Throughout my professional career, I have been afforded the opportunity to learn a lot about the inner-workings of both P&C and Life insurers. The insurance industry has a consortium (ACORD) that produces a widely adopted business capability map that many insurers leverage as part of their enterprise architecture practice. There is goodness in insurers collaborating via consortium […]

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8 months ago

Making friends in the legal department…

Effective January 1st, 2017, the Florida Bar mandated technology continuing education for lawyers. The mandate came in a rule change ordered Sept. 29 by the Supreme Court of Florida. Florida lawyers must complete three hours of CLE every three years “in approved technology programs.” I humbly predict that (1) Other BAR associations will follow the […]

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8 months ago

Making friends in the legal department…

Effective January 1st, 2017, the Florida Bar mandated technology continuing education for lawyers. The mandate came in a rule change ordered Sept. 29 by the Supreme Court of Florida. Florida lawyers must complete three hours of CLE every three years “in approved technology programs.” I humbly predict that (1) Other BAR associations will follow the […]

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8 months, 1 day ago

Enterprise Architecture: Improving IT communication

As a newly minted analyst, I have come to appreciate how tolerate I have become to horrific writing. If you have ever had the privilege of working for multiple Fortune 100 enterprises, you would understand that documentation is often done by employees who were never trained to write and that Enterprise Architects consume much of […]

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8 months, 1 day ago

Enterprise Architecture: Improving IT communication

As a newly minted analyst, I have come to appreciate how tolerant I have become to horrific writing. If you have ever had the privilege of working for multiple Fortune 100 enterprises, you would understand that documentation is often done by employees who were never trained to write and that Enterprise Architects consume much of […]

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