One week ago

How Do Enterprise Architects Get Invited to the Decision Table?

Enterprise Architecture Means Business Perhaps it’s in the name – enterprise architecture. Maybe that’s what prevents business stakeholders from engaging in a more meaningful way with the EA team. Architecture summons images of systems design, technolo…

28 days ago

What Is the Value Proposition of Enterprise Architecture Today?

As the Vice President of Customer Value here at BiZZdesign, it’s my job to work with a great many organizations and identify ways for them to successfully achieve their objectives. This means I deal with big enterprises, small enterprises; companies th…

1 month, 11 days ago

Driving Business Collaboration

The past few months have presented both challenge and opportunity for all organizations. The problems are immediate; businesses face financial pressures to sustain an existing cost base in a context of reduced staff availability and reduced revenue. Gi…

3 months, 25 days ago

ArchiMate Models for Agile Teams (Part 2)

In the first part of this blog post, we discussed in general how the structure of the ArchiMate modeling language matches the structure of both component and feature teams. In this second part, we want to go a bit deeper into this topic. Supporting Agi…

1 year, 2 months ago

Customer Focus From Start to Finish: Delivering Business Change that Makes a Difference

Having the right focus The customer is the most important variable in the equation of success. Please them and you’ll do well; ignore their needs and desires, especially in this age of speed and lower emotional attachment, and you invariably go out of …

1 year, 10 months ago

The Digital Twin Organization: Can Enterprise Architecture Help?

One of the more interesting developments in the tech space taking place right now is the emergence of digital twin technology. For those of you asking What is a digital twin? right now, allow us to elaborate.  What is a Digital Twin?  A digital twin, a…

1 year, 10 months ago

Combining Structure and Data: Business Intelligence 2.0

In previous blog posts, we have written about various analysis techniques that help you get more value from your models, as well as dashboarding techniques to visualize data in all kinds of ways. These two topics point to a more general theme: the new …

1 year, 10 months ago

100 Questions to Ace an Enterprise Architect Job Interview

 Interviews are where jobs are won or lost. A résumé – especially a strong one – will ensure you get your foot in the door but to actually secure the position you need to shine during the interview, which means being prepared. Preparation makes you loo…

1 year, 10 months ago

Planning and Roadmapping: Advanced Functionality for Time-Based Analysis

In the two previous installments, we discussed planning and roadmapping in the context of enterprise architecture, and how you can use the concepts of the ArchiMate language to model your roadmaps. We showed how you can model the evolution of your ente…

1 year, 11 months ago

2. Enterprise Architecture = Choice Architecture!

The promise of enterprise architecture is that it helps improve decision making. Typically, the role of the enterprise architect is to advise and enable other stakeholders to make better decisions. Therefore, Enterprise Architecture – more than anythin…