6 months, 1 day ago

Providing Customer-Driven Value With a TOGAF® based Enterprise Architecture

Traditionally, business processes have been the principal mean of interaction with business stakeholders for Enterprise Architects. As for the notion of business capability, it is a more recent concept also often used in enterprise architecture. Business capabilities allow a better understanding of how software applications are supporting the business, as very well explained in this video entitled “TOGAF® Business Architecture: Business Capability Guide”. Often, some new business capabilities have no supporting applications, while other older capabilities have too many. Both concepts alone fail to capture the value that an agile customer-driven organization must undertake to keep and grow its market share with more and more rapid and continuous innovative changes and more informed customers that are forcing them to have more fluid business strategies.

5 years, 3 days ago

Levels of Architectural Understanding

Early on in my EA career, I was very fortunate to become involved in a pioneering EA initiative at Westpac. My introduction to Westpac came when I helped its Group Data Resource Management team develop tool and repository support for its enterprise business model. During this engagement, I kept hearing people refer to an exciting Read more

5 years, 3 days ago

Levels of Architectural Understanding

Early on in my EA career, I was very fortunate to become involved in a pioneering EA initiative at Westpac. My introduction to Westpac came when I helped its Group Data Resource Management team develop tool and repository support for its enterprise business model. During this engagement, I kept hearing people refer to an exciting Read more

6 years, 2 months ago

The Conceptual System Landscape

The essence of simplification is grasping what is and what is not important. Conveying Insight is a core EA-task why simplification is a must-do activity. Apply simplification to the ever so complex Logical System Landscape and you have The Conceptual System Landscape. The Conceptual System Landscape is a strong tool to communicate the business-IT relationship, […]

6 years, 5 months ago

Let’s make Enterprise Architecture SOLID

So many IT departments seems stumble around in the dark, not having a structured overview of the application landscape or the business, and yet Enterprise Architecture promising to remediate this has a hard time gaining traction. Why is this? My conclusion is, that: Enterprise Architecture is not a well-defined discipline. Hiring an Enterprise Architect, you […]

6 years, 7 months ago

EA to Reflect On and Upgrade Its Role

2015 is an anniversary year for Enterprise Architecture. It is 40 years since Richard Saul Wurman coined the phrase “Information Architecture” — in 1975. Information Architecture became Information Systems Architecture, and then Enterprise Architecture. I predict that enterprise architects will use this anniversary to reflect on the history of our discipline and its position within the …

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6 years, 7 months ago

EA to Reflect On and Upgrade Its Role

2015 is an anniversary year for Enterprise Architecture. It is 40 years since Richard Saul Wurman coined the phrase “Information Architecture” — in 1975. Information Architecture became Information Systems Architecture, and then Enterprise Architecture. I predict that enterprise architects will use this anniversary to reflect on the history of our discipline and its position within the Read more

8 years, 2 months ago

What is Business Architecture? Part 2

By Allen Brown, President and CEO, The Open Group I recently wrote that I had heard and read the opinions of a number of people about what is Business Architecture, as I am sure many of us have but I wanted to understand it from the perspective of people who actually had Business Architect in … … Continue reading

8 years, 2 months ago

What is Business Architecture?

By Allen Brown, President and CEO, The Open Group I have heard and read the opinions of a number of people about what is Business Architecture, as I am sure many of us have but I wanted to understand it from the perspective of people who actually had Business Architect in their job title.  So … … Continue reading