EA TRENDS

Capitalizing on Complexity and Uncertainty

Darren Dalcher, one of my colleagues at Cutter Consortium, has written an Advisor about “The Third Knowledge Revolution: Learning to Live with Uncertainty” (Cutter login required) that has a lot of relevance to enterprise architects. My experience, research and client work shows that knowledge is one of eight fundamental factors that we need to include in EA…

EA Voices

Get to know what’s going on in the EA community. It’s always useful to get a sense of what is going on in the EA community. One way to do this is to follow the leading EA practitioners via their blogs… but a better way is to look at this planet, EA Voices, which aggregates…

Enterprise Architecture Conference 2014 – IRM

What’s on the agenda for 2014?Details of this years IRM EA Conference are now available. As usual, there is an interesting mix of topics – ranging from the introductory to the more advanced. I always find it interesting to look at the topics covered as it gives an indication of what organizations are doing and…

Crystal Ball Time

Each year, Anne Mullaney, sets a challenge to the Cutter consultants: to look into their crystal balls for the annual Cutter Predictions campaign! This year I’m predicting more stealth enterprise architecture! I’d like to say that I invented this phrase – but I’ve found at least two previous uses – one in a comment by Peter…

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…

Social Architecture In 3 Minutes

Social Architecture is an exciting application of architecture techniques. It applies techniques from disciplines such as Enterprise Architecture, mixed in with the availability of social technologies, to the need for organizational and community change. In essence it takes architecture beyond the boundaries of an enterprise, and explores the possibility for architectural change in the broader environmental context.…

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…