EA Case Studies

8 useful links for all Enterprise Architects

I’ve just been going back over some notes from the last six months. Here are some links that I have found particularly interesting or useful: 8 takeaways from IRM’s UK Enterprise Architecture Conference 2016 What makes an Enterprise Architect The End of EA and IT as we know it Ten practical ideas for organizing and managing your…

iCMG Architecture World Summit

It’s always interesting to look at the agenda for EA conferences – it’s a good indicator of what architects are actually doing, and the type of concerns they are actually addressing. Here are some of the things that struck me when looking at the agenda for the forthcoming iCMG Architecture World summit, being held in Bangalore on…

A Step-by-Step Guide to Using Enterprise Patterns

Enterprise architecture “should not only provide value on implementation, but at each stage of the strategy-execution lifecycle.” I’ve recently written “A Step-by-Step Guide to Using Enterprise Patterns,” as an Executive Update for Cutter Consortium. My previous Cutter work has discussed enterprise patterns, and has provided a step-by-step guide to create them. In this Executive Update,…

Thinking Like An Architect

I frequently remind clients and EA practitioners that they need to think as enterprise architects. Which is a shorthand way to say that you link analysis, recommendations, proposals, and visions to the relevant components in the architecture – highlighting the constraints and opportunities that they offer, and explaining how the architecture needs to change. This…

Enterprise Transformation Role at NAB

The recent restructuring at National Australia Bank (NAB) is typical of a change in role that is likely to impact many CIOs. The NextGen project at NAB, started in 2008, is an enterprise transformation initiative. In the moves, NAB has effectively split the CIO role in two (The Australian headline said National Australia Bank abolishes CIO…

Delivering Tangible Benefits

The other day I was asked: if enterprise architecture is so good, why are there no well-known, public success stories? Well – there are! But maybe as enterprise architects we don’t publicize or reference them enough. One source for successful EA case studies is the InfoWorld/Forrester Enterprise Architecture Awards, which have been awarded annually since 2010. InfoWorld…