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The quantity and quality of our output was inspiring.  We will keep the momentum going and deliver further joint initiatives that will drive awareness of DIG, EAL and new business opportunities. We have more than enough ideas as a starting point. A small working team will be required for this work, so, once again let me know if you want to be involved. For those who were unable to...

Introduction Enterprise Architecture will enable Business Agility, increase flexibility and the long-term viability of an organisation.However, don’t make the mistake of thinking that Business Agility is the same as Agile software development. Business Agility doesn't come from using Agile for software development. They are two different concepts. Business Agility is a mindset...

Nightmare 1 - Competing with newer and nimble competition, who have better and more modern business models New start up companies are generally more nimble that established companies, but are more fragile and prone to failure once the venture capital money runs out.  New start up companies may end up being very successful capturing customers without needing all the baggage of ...

Written by Adrian RG Campbell By now most companies should have heard about the new EU General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR).  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/General_Data_Protection_Regulation The deadline is looming ever closer, and there are some hefty fines for companies that fail to implement it. The penalties for not complying with the legislation are potentially...

Written by Adrian Campbell A good analogy for an Enterprise Architecture capability is to think of it as the equivalence to an intelligence corps in the military. Military Leaders and business decision makers will use this Strategic Intelligence capability to: Know what their current capabilities are Know the capabilities of the enemy (competitors) are Understand and...

Enterprise Architecture quite simply is all about Strategic Planning. It helps enterprises shape their future structure and dynamics in the face of the changing environment in which they do business. Its purpose is to understand the ends and means that form the strategies needed. How does an enterprise react to events that do and will potentially occur and arrive at the strategies...

As Business Capabilities are directly derived from the corporate strategic plan and are designed to satisfy the enterprise’s business strategies, goals and objectives, so they provide an excellent basis for the creation of an Enterprise Architecture Roadmap. What are Business Capabilities?   A Business Capability represents the ability of an organisation to perform an activity...

  How often do you see customer journeys, customer events and scenarios modelled in an Enterprise Architecture model? Not often, if at all I suspect. In my opinion, the ‘Enterprise’ in Enterprise Architecture should include all those stakeholders that are engaged with an organisation. This include all those suppliers and service providers to the left hand end of the...

The Enterprise Architecture team has a lifecycle of its own, but doesn’t operate in a vacuum. The Enterprise Architecture capability fails if it is seen too much as blue sky thinking in an ivory tower. The Enterprise Architecture team will interact closely with all the other management processes in an organisation, especially the IT management processes. When all these processes work...

How often is an established Enterprise Architecture approach used to create a Target Operating Model? If the answer is not often, then why not? If the answer is yes all the time, then how should we go about creating one ? Are traditional consultancy approaches to target operating models good enough?   What is an Operating Model? The term Operating Model is a fuzzy one. What...

Business transformation involves significant changes to all areas of an enterprise. It focuses on the future strategies. These includes strategies, business models, operating models, business processes, information & data, systems, products, business services and channels. These are exactly the deliverables developed by enterprise architecture to understand the current state of...

Enterprise Architecture Models provide value by capturing knowledge about the business strategies, the current and target enterprise, understanding and identifying the gaps between current and target enterprise architectures, and then planning a roadmap of initiatives to close those gaps.   Often they seem only to be used as a repository of static detail such as landscape models,...

by Adrian Campbell I had an interesting conversation recently about the use of Wardley maps as part of an Enterprise Architecture and Digital Transformation programme recently. I had looked at using Wardley maps some time ago but now I think it is a good time to incorporate their use into normal Enterprise Architecture/ Business Architecture work. They are a very useful addition to...

Digital strategy is not simply about marketing. It is about a better engagement with potential and existing customers. It is about the perception of the brand created with customers though close interaction via social media and close communication leading to a value proposition that can better serve their actual and future needs. As with any business strategy, the enterprise...

An Enterprise Architecture Roadmap is a ordered sequence of Enterprise Architecture initiatives that are required in order to make the transition from the current enterprise Architecture baseline to the future target Enterprise Architecture vision. The initiatives are based on the planned architecture requirements such as Topics and Gaps to be analysed and architecture decisions and ...

The following table provides an overview of the activities of the Enterprise Architecture team : Credit to the author : Adrian Campbell Infrography credit : created by Eunji Kang from Noun Project

How to measure Enterprise Architecture

The Business view of the Enterprise Architecture is centered around a description of how an organisation works in terms of its business processes. The Business Architecture Domain includes: Business Strategy  - this will typically include the high-level Business Goals and Objectives and a document describing the Target Operating Model. Business Services  -...

Strategy The Enterprise Architecture Strategy provides the principles, standards that drive the content of the EA Architecture. These are approved by the Architecture Review Board and are used to guide and support the development and use of all the EA Architecture deliverables. The prescriptive elements in the EA Strategy describe the principles, goals, objectives, standards...

What is a good elevator speech for Enterprise Architecture? I usually say something like the following: "Enterprise Architecture is a strategic business capability that provides benefits to a business for: Digital strategy exploitation Cloud strategy implementation Business and IT Consolidation Business Transformation Cost reduction Business Process...

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