Enterprise Transformation

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…

Essential Architecture

It’s good to see other architects making their argument for the relevance, importance, and necessity of enterprise architecture. This post from Steve Else is another voice talking about essential architecture. I’m with Steve. He makes the point that enterprise architecture continues to be a phrase that is defined and redefined, although I think there is a broad consensus on…

Enterprise Leverage

Focused Efforts Producing Significant ResultsEnterprise leverage occurs when a focused effort produces significant results for the enterprise and its strategy. How do Enterprise Architects help the CIO produce enterprise leverage? Enterprise Architecture (EA) has to go beyond simply improving operational efficiency, reducing costs and providing technical excellence. Here are my suggestions for how the EA role could…

Building planes in the sky

EA is like building planes in the skyEnterprise Architects are frequently expected to deliver large-scale enterprise transformation while keeping day-to-day business fully operational! This video sums it up perfectly:

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…

Enterprise Patterns – Cutter IT Journal

I was recently guest editor of an issue of Cutter’s IT Journal: the theme was Enterprise Patterns — the Key to Delivering Enterprise Transformation?: Change at an architectural level is always transformational. But too often architects have struggled to demonstrate or realize this potential for making a significant, positive difference at the enterprise level. Instead,…

More views on Enterprise Transformation

The Open Group Enterprise Transformation Conference, in April 2012 in Cannes, has provoked some interesting blog comments: From the Open Group blog for Day 1 – Communication Key for Business Transformation, and Day 2 – Proactively Engaging in the Transformation Process Paramount for Enterprise Architects. And from Tom Graves, who posts: “Enterprise-architecture is dead –…

Enterprise Transformation – Open Group Conference

Enterprise Architecture as Transformation has been my focus for many years now, and was the subject of a recent paper I wrote for Cutter Consortium, so it is good to see others talking about the need for enterprise architecture as a foundation for meaningful enterprise transformation. The Open Group Conference –  Enterprise Transformation Conference, in Cannes…