6 days ago

Government Enterprise Architecture: Beyond Business as Usual for Better Outcomes

Effectuating public service innovation for better citizen outcomes is a culmination of clear vision, enabling policies, efficient modern operations, smarter technology, and measurable goals amalgamated into a holistic construct.  Government Enterprise Architecture is defined as: a whole of government approach to support government ecosystems by transcending boundaries for delivering services in a coordinated, efficient, and equitable manner.

Many governments are revitalizing public administration, overhauling public management, fostering inclusive leadership, and moving their public services to become more efficient, transparent, and accountable.

13 days ago

Speaking of the TOGAF® Library

I was delighted to attend another one of The Open Group TOGAF® User Group meetings. This one was held in London on April 18, 2018 with great interactions between users of the TOGAF Standard, experts, and staff of The Open Group. Attendees got that chance to Share experiences, be Enlightened by news, and Engage in the development process by expressing needs – i.e. to SEE TOGAF a little differently.

20 days ago

Business Architecture at Raytheon: A Conversation with J. Bryan Lail

A number of new Business Architecture methods are being built into the TOGAF® framework to better allow companies to address value stream and business capability mapping. At The Open Group London event in April, J. Bryan Lail, Business Architect Fellow with Raytheon, discussed how Raytheon is using Business Architecture as part of its overall Enterprise Architecture to create a new Sales and Operations Planning method for all the company’s various products and divisions.

26 days ago

Enterprise Architecture – Getting Started on an Enterprise Architecture Project!

One of the most frequent set of questions I get are about getting started on an enterprise architecture project.  How do we begin? What do we need to do first, third, next? My first reactionto this question is usually “please don’t start by don’t asking the client what they want the Enterprise Architecture to do?” I have seen this and it really puts clients off. For a more constructive response I have directed folk to the TOGAF® ADM and the various guides in the TOGAF® Library. Though usually thankful, that direction begets something like “thanks for that, but I was just wondering if I can get some practical tips right now.” I thought this might be a useful topic for a blog.

1 month, 1 day ago

The Open Group London 2018 – Day Three Highlights

Following the second day of The Open Group London 2018, which was crammed full of content, as well as an exciting awards event on Tuesday evening, the third day, April 18th, was kicked off with both a TOGAF® User Group Meeting, as well as an IT Management Professionals Day.

1 month, 1 day ago

The Open Group Awards Ceremony – London 2018

The sun was shining down on the iconic Cutty Sark in London – the celebrated, historic sailing ship and fastest of its time – as delegates of The Open Group Awards arrived at the event on Tuesday evening, April 17.

1 month, 3 days ago

The Open Group London 2018 – Day Two Highlights

Following an inspiring first day in Westminster, The Open Group London 2018 continued on Tuesday, April 17th as attendees arrived for another full day of expert speakers and thought-provoking topics.

1 month, 4 days ago

The Open Group London 2018 – Day One Highlights

On Monday, April 16th, in sunny London, The Open Group kicked off its latest event with an opening speech from CEO Steve Nunn to a bustling room at the Central Hall Westminster, a remarkable venue located a stone’s throw from the iconic Houses of Parliament and Big Ben. Steve welcomed over 300 attendees from 25 countries, including Singapore, Australia, and Czech Republic.  Steve also announced the much anticipated launch of The Open Group TOGAF® Standard, Version 9.2.

1 month, 23 days ago

Introducing The Open Group Open FAIR™ Risk Analysis Tool

Since late in 2016, The Open Group Security Forum have been collaborating with San Jose State University and Probability Management to develop a Risk Analysis tool that adheres to The Open Group Open FAIR™ Standard.

With a view to creating a tool that helps accelerate the adoption of the Open FAIR standard, the tool provides both experienced and novice risk practitioners with a practical and pragmatic tool to help analyse perceived risk in a consistent and simple to use way, whatever industry they work in. It is now ready and we are pleased to make it available to use and evaluate for free.

2 months, 1 day ago

The Open Group Open Badges Update – More Than Just a Pretty Image

In September 2017, The Open Group began working with Acclaim, (a division of Pearson VUE, an exam delivery company), to introduce the concept of “Open Badges” to The Open Group IT4IT™ and Open Certified Architect certification programs. Since then, we have been busy – we have now rolled out this program across our entire certification portfolio and as a result have invited everyone with a current certification with The Open Group to participate. This has resulted in over 20,000 badges being issued, with no surprises that the TOGAF®, a standard of The Open Group, badges are the most popular.

2 months, 12 days ago

Check out The Open Group Open Platform 3.0™ Community of Interest on LinkedIn

The Open Platform 3.0 Forum is the part of The Open Group that is creating the open technology standards that will enable the free flow of information and support the technological development of Smart Cities.

The Community of Interest on LinkedIn gives us a place where we can share ideas and opinions, post articles that we have written, and share articles that we have seen, which relate to our topics of interest.

2 months, 15 days ago

The Importance of Enterprise Architecture for Business Transformation: Lessons Learned

In a 2016 blog for The Open Group, we described what really happens when IT is run like a business based upon our recent work at SKF, where we work as Enterprise Architects and IT Strategists. We explained how we became confident to transform the way IT worked with the business to provide value, and what lessons we are learning during our transformation journey. Enterprise Architecture (EA) has been instrumental in that journey, and in this article, we provide some valuable lessons that we have learned on our journey to build an Enterprise Architecture Management (EAM) function to support our digital transformation, and how we used EAM to become and remain relevant during digital disruption.