CHANGE AND TRANSFORMATION

Is Brexit the worst ever EA project?

Lessons for Enterprise Architecture from BrexitAs I live in the UK it’s not surprising that Brexit is a hot and controversial topic. Last night Elaine and I were recounting everything that we felt had gone wrong during the Brexit process (it was a long conversation), and I started thinking about Brexit as if it were…

Why bother with Enterprise Architecture?

Do you find it difficult to explain the value in using Enterprise Architecture? A lot of discussions about Enterprise Architecture trip up because they end up debating whether we need EA or not. This often ends up being a matter of opinion! If you are struggling to “prove” the value of EA, take a look…

How Can Enterprise Architecture Easily Save The World?

Enterprise Architecture Conference Europe 2018 BPM Conference Europe 2018 22-25 October 2018, London I am looking forward to speaking at IRM’s co-located conferences on Enterprise Architecture and Business Process Management, 22-25 October 2018, London. This is one of my favourite EA conferences. It provides an excellent opportunity to mix with architects from a wide variety…

Can Enterprise Architecture Save the World?

The future of Enterprise Architecture is changing – partly as a consequence of the digital revolution and the information age. It’s time to think about the future role of Enterprise Architecture: What is the future of Enterprise Architecture? Can EA techniques be applied across a broader range of domains? Does the EA role have to…

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…