7 years, 2 months ago

Talking to customers of Enterprise Architecture services

Today, the wonderfully clever Kevin Smith of PEAF fame began a discussion in
the Australasian Architecture Network LinkedIn Group.

If I understood Kevin correctly, the general ideas of the discussion were
that EA practitioners should be looking at "taking the architecture
[conversation] up the food chain (out of project land and IT and into
management)." I broadly agree with the view that EA

7 years, 2 months ago

Talking to customers of Enterprise Architecture services

Today, the wonderfully clever Kevin Smith of PEAF fame began a discussion in
the Australasian Architecture Network LinkedIn Group.

If I understood Kevin correctly, the general ideas of the discussion were
that EA practitioners should be looking at "taking the architecture
[conversation] up the food chain (out of project land and IT and into
management)." I broadly agree with the view that EA

7 years, 2 months ago

Talking to customers of Enterprise Architecture services

Today, the wonderfully clever Kevin Smith of PEAF fame began a discussion in
the Australasian Architecture Network LinkedIn Group.

If I understood Kevin correctly, the general ideas of the discussion were
that EA practitioners should be looking at "taking the architecture
[conversation] up the food chain (out of project land and IT and into
management)." I broadly agree with the view that EA

7 years, 2 months ago

Talking to customers of Enterprise Architecture services

Today, the wonderfully clever Kevin Smith of PEAF fame began a discussion in
the Australasian Architecture Network LinkedIn Group.

If I understood Kevin correctly, the general ideas of the discussion were
that EA practitioners should be looking at "taking the architecture
[conversation] up the food chain (out of project land and IT and into
management)." I broadly agree with the view that EA

8 years, 10 months ago

Key Messages for 'selling' enterprise architecture to the CEO

Alex Cullen from Forrester recently posted a blog post entitled "How Would You Sell Business Architecture To Your CEO?". To summarize as briefly as possible, Alex had no prior warning and used the following messages to ‘sell’ EA to the CEO.

EA supports consistency in the execution of corporate strategy
EA supports alignment of IT initiatives to corporate strategy
The use of capability maps

8 years, 10 months ago

Key Messages for ‘selling’ enterprise architecture to the CEO

Alex Cullen from Forrester recently posted a blog post entitled "How Would You Sell Business Architecture To Your CEO?". To summarize as briefly as possible, Alex had no prior warning and used the following messages to ‘sell’ EA to the CEO.

EA supports consistency in the execution of corporate strategy
EA supports alignment of IT initiatives to corporate strategy
The use of capability maps

8 years, 10 months ago

Key Messages for ‘selling’ enterprise architecture to the CEO

Alex Cullen from Forrester recently posted a blog post entitled "How Would You Sell Business Architecture To Your CEO?". To summarize as briefly as possible, Alex had no prior warning and used the following messages to ‘sell’ EA to the CEO.

EA supports consistency in the execution of corporate strategy
EA supports alignment of IT initiatives to corporate strategy
The use of capability maps

8 years, 10 months ago

Key Messages for ‘selling’ enterprise architecture to the CEO

Alex Cullen from Forrester recently posted a blog post entitled "How Would You Sell Business Architecture To Your CEO?". To summarize as briefly as possible, Alex had no prior warning and used the following messages to ‘sell’ EA to the CEO.

EA supports consistency in the execution of corporate strategy
EA supports alignment of IT initiatives to corporate strategy
The use of capability maps

8 years, 10 months ago

My current thinking on enterprise architecture 31/5/2010

Focus on strategy, innovation and transformation. Focus on the formulation of business strategy and on the use of innovation and design to bring about effective enterprise transformation.

Success is when there is an impact on strategy at the CEO level. Failure is when there is little or no impact outside IT.

There is growing evidence that "design thinking" has more traction at C-level than EA

8 years, 10 months ago

My current thinking on enterprise architecture 31/5/2010

Focus on strategy, innovation and transformation. Focus on the formulation of business strategy and on the use of innovation and design to bring about effective enterprise transformation.

Success is when there is an impact on strategy at the CEO level. Failure is when there is little or no impact outside IT.

There is growing evidence that "design thinking" has more traction at C-level than EA

8 years, 10 months ago

My current thinking on enterprise architecture 31/5/2010

Focus on strategy, innovation and transformation. Focus on the formulation of business strategy and on the use of innovation and design to bring about effective enterprise transformation.

Success is when there is an impact on strategy at the CEO level. Failure is when there is little or no impact outside IT.

There is growing evidence that "design thinking" has more traction at C-level than EA

9 years, 9 days ago

EA Tip #1 – What business leaders want

"Business leaders are generally not looking for products, services, features or functions; business leaders are primarily focussed on business outcomes such as increased output, better quality, lower costs, revenue growth or improved market share." Gartner (in article "Business capabilities: Focus EA on business outcomes)
This insightful comment is a great example of enterprise architecture