9 days ago

Enterprise Architecture and Open Standards for Organizational Transformation and Innovation

The Open Group will explore Enterprise Architecture (EA) best practices and open standards for business transformation at the event in Lima, Peru, on October 4 and 5, 2018. More detailed information can be found here.

The business environment is evolving. Changes to regulations, new customer demands and the increased use of information technologies and mobile devices are just some of the trends putting pressure on organizations to prioritize innovation and efficiency in order to remain competitive.

1 month ago

The State of Artificial Intelligence and Need for Standards: A Conversation with Syed Husain

Artificial Intelligence (AI) has a lot of promise, but it is still in the hype phase. Although strides have been made in machine learning and cognitive computing, most practical applications for AI are still nascent. As such, this is the right time to begin developing AI standards that can address some of the issues that have already been identified with AI, such as potential bias and the ethical concerns behind the technology, so that business value can be maximized.

Syed Husain, Manager Enterprise Architecture for Accenture, examined these topics at The Open Group London event in April 2018. In this far-reaching conversation, we spoke with Husain about where AI stands today, what the ultimate promise of AI is and the value standards may be able to bring to this still-emerging technology.

1 month, 22 days ago

The Open Group Houston 2018 – Event Highlights

The Open Group hosted its latest event July 23 – 26 in the Lone Star State at Houston’s Westin Oaks at the Galleria. The theme was ‘Digital Transformation in the Energy Industry’. We welcomed over 200 attendees from 13 countries, including Brazil, China, and the Netherlands.

1 month, 23 days ago

ArchiMate® Modeling Language and Agile – A Conversation with Marc Lankhorst

This blog, the third in a series with Marc Lankhorst, Managing Consultant for BiZZdesign, looks at how architecture in general and the ArchiMate language in particular can add a lot of value to agile approaches.

2 months, 3 days ago

ArchiMate® Standard and Other Modeling Notations – A Conversation with Marc Lankhorst

This blog, the second in a series with Marc Lankhorst, Managing Consultant for BiZZdesign, looks at how standards can be used together to help organizations better facilitate the transformations and changes they need to make.

2 months, 5 days ago

“Enterprise Architecture As A Service” – How – REACH for the STARS

In two prior blogs, I described why “Enterprise Architecture As A Service” (EA As A Service) would be a good thing and what it might look like.

Why? Because a properly implemented service delivery model would put the emphasis in more appropriate places:

Production and use value versus EA as a deliverable
Timely value along the way versus at the end
Clear expectations versus vague promise
Support and enablement versus ivory tower compliance
What? A portfolio of services provided on demand in service categories:

Planning Services to scope based on need
Buy-in/collaboration Services to ensure the right people in the organization are engaged
Development Services to build the right parts of an EA at the right time
Management Services to ensure that the EA efforts delivers value consistently
Usage Services to derive value from the EA
Decision Support Services to support Portfolio Governance decisions

2 months, 11 days ago

The Adaptive Enterprise: Using Standards for Transformation – A Conversation with Marc Lankhorst

The rapid pace of change in technology and business today is driving the need for companies to be more adaptive than ever. Standards can help make these transitions easier for companies and aid them in their transformation efforts.

This blog is the first in a series that looks at how standards can be used together to help organizations better facilitate the transformations and changes they need to make. In this first installment, we spoke to Marc Lankhorst, Managing Consultant for BizzDesign, about the business imperatives that are driving enterprises to adopt a more adaptive approach to how they do business. Subsequent blogs in this series will explore the practical use of standards for adaptation and transformation.

2 months, 12 days ago

“Enterprise Architecture As A Service” – What

In my previous blog, I described why “Enterprise Architecture As A Service” (EA As A Service) would be a good thing. Fundamentally because a properly implemented service delivery model would put the emphasis in more appropriate places:

– Production and use value versus EA as a deliverable
– Timely value along the way versus at the end
– Clear expectations versus vague promise
– Support and enablement versus ivory tower compliance

2 months, 13 days ago

TOGAF® 9 Certification Worldwide Growth Continues

The number of individuals certified in the TOGAF 9 certification program as of July 2, 2018 has passed 80,000 with certified individuals from 139 countries. This represents over 10,000 new certifications in the past twelve-month period, and certifications in five additional countries.

2 months, 17 days ago

TOGAF® Essentials 2018 Accredited Courses Now Available

Following the launch of the TOGAF® Standard, Version 9.2 in April 2018, we now have twelve accredited training providers for our TOGAF® Essentials 2018 course. This short course has been created for existing TOGAF 9 Certified individuals who want to get up to date with the latest changes in the TOGAF Standard and the TOGAF Body of Knowledge in 2018. Options for taking the credential including (virtual) classroom, on-site, and e-learning.

2 months, 19 days ago

“Enterprise Architecture As A Service” – Why?

The previous TOGAF® User Group meeting was held by The Open Group was held in London on April 18, 2018. In that meeting a number of very interesting questions were asked by the attendees. One topic in question was “Enterprise Architecture As A Service (EA As A Service)” – was “EA As A Service” considered possible, and/or useful? Great questions!