Lambert Finds Success Guiding Companies Down a Path of Digital Transformation To say Daniel Lambert keeps a busy schedule would be a massive understatement. Among the many companies the business architect represents are Business Architecture […]
By Scott Ambler, Consulting Methodologist, Ambysoft Inc. In Agile Architecture for Software Development Teams: Doing Agile I described a collection of techniques for agile architects, one of which is active stakeholder participation. As agilists we […]
By Gunnar Menzel Agility is a central requirement for many organizations. For organizations looking for a digital future, the question is no longer whether an agile innovation should be used, but which innovation, when, and […]
What Topics Will You Be Covering At Forrester? I am part of the Technical Architecture and Delivery Service. I will be authoring research for the “Lead A High Performing Enterprise Architecture Practice” priority. Briefly said I will help clients to be…
We recently asked Daniel Hutley, The Open Group Architecture Forum Director, about the potential of a global recession and the impact it could have on companies and their approach to technology. Question: If there is […]
(Editor’s Note: What follows is Part 11. Part I appeared yesterday.) By Greg Matthews Subject matter expert (SME) over-utilisation Most Enterprises have application owners that oversee and approve any changes to their allotted application(s). What […]
(Editor’s Note: What follows is Part 1. Part II appears tomorrow.) By Greg Matthews Many enterprises operate what is essentially a stone age-based IT lifecycle process. “Stone age” means that it is stuck at the […]
Functionality in retail and corporate banking is not highly differentiating anymore. In the future, only those that can support partner solutions in their ecosystem seamlessly can fully cope with banking industry’s expanding requirements.
By Kees van den Brink, Senior Manager Platform Architect, ServiceNow.
This blog title is derived from the famous quote by George E.P. Box from his paper “Science and Statistics”:
Box made this statement in relation to the use of statistical models by scientists, but I’ve found that it applies equally well to the use of open standards by enterprise architects and other digital practitioners.
Key take away from this blog:
o Standards can be useful when you:
o Learn and adopt from what makes sense
o Reject what does not fit
o Want to know more: Read “The Turning Point: A Novel about Agile Architects Building a Digital Foundation”
Frankly, standards can be very helpful and are necessary, like the TCP/IP standard, or even old standards such as the Baudot Code (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baudot_code), which helped early instances of what would later be called telecommunications companies grow fast, or the ISO Standards, which help with interoperability.
However, there are a lot of lesser-known standards that are not getting such broad adoption. Examples that come to mind are the IT4IT™ Standard, TOGAF® Standard, BIZBOK®, etc.
I consider open standards a huge time saver when getting started on any architecture engagement. I would like to start a conversation here about the use of architecture standards for agility in a digital transformation. In the comments, would you please answer the following question?:
Which standards have you tried using, to solve which problems, and what benefits did you receive?
To get this started, here are some of the standards we opted to include in a book I recently co-authored with Kees van Brink and Sylvain Marie called, “The Turning Point: A Novel about Agile Architects Building a Digital Foundation.” The novel tells the story of Enterprise Architects and other characters in a company who recently went through a merger and who use several standards together to accelerate a Digital Transformation, including these standards from The Open Group
By Steve Nunn, President and CEO, The Open Group Happy New Year! I hope that, wherever you are reading this, 2022 has started well for
Last week, The Open Group Open Digital Standards October 2021 brought together organizations and speakers from across the world to discuss how the cross-industry development of open standards is helping businesses become digital-first. The global event was hosted in Brazil, China, India, Japan, South Africa, United Kingdom, and the United States. The event commemorated The Open Group 25th anniversary – acknowledging and reminiscing the remarkable achievements in the technology standards arena. Over 2,600 attendees from more than 100 countries gathered virtually to to share in the celebration and learn more about open technology standards.