Tag "BOST"

The Business Value of (Effective) Architecture

If your company has an annual capital budget of $100M for various project initiatives, then an effective Enterprise Architecture capability will generate $72.7M in additional annual business benefits in comparison to the normal (average) chaotic planning process that a typical organization realizes. Now that I have your attention, hear me out. There is some solid... more

Even a Best-case Scenario Requires 60% Data Integration

The question that led to this blog posting is “how much data is moved between applications in a perfect portfolio”. A perfect application portfolio is one that has no functional overlaps and has been optimized to minimize the need for integration by ensuring that tightly-coupled functions are grouped in the same application.  The answer is... more

Research Supports the Need for Business Transformation

I first wrote about the Informatica acquisition of Proact and the BOSTTM Toolkit in Connecting Architecture To Business Strategy last December. Now, a few of my favorite authors, Peter Weill and Jeanne Ross from MIT Sloan CISR, just published a research brief which provides solid arguments for organizations to constantly transform themselves. The timing couldn’t... more

What Should A Business-Driven CIO Do?

Author – Amar Nadig @bigdatabeat is an Enterprise Architect at Informatica. What happens to a business that is overwhelmed by change? Will it adapt – or fail to adapt – to the future? Alvin Toffler coined the term “future shock” to describe the shattering stress and disorientation that we induce in individuals by subjecting them... more

Five Levers of Change

Organizational Change Management and Business Process Re-engineering was the rage in 1990’s. Much of that thinking still persists today but it is no longer sufficient for the kinds of transformations that organizations need to accomplish on an ongoing basis today. A modern business transformation is data driven, global in nature, crosses functional boundaries, and changes... more

What is an Enterprise Architecture Maturity Model?

Enterprise IT is in a state of constant evolution. As a result, business processes and technologies become increasingly more difficult to change and more costly to keep up-to-date. The solution to this predicament is an Enterprise Architecture (EA) process that can provide a framework for an optimized IT portfolio. IT Optimization strategy should be based... more

Next Generation Planning for Agile Business Transformation

This is an age of technology disruption and digitization. Winners will be those organizations that can adapt quickly and drive business transformation on an ongoing basis. When I first met John Schmidt Vice President of Global Integration Services at Informatica, he asked me to visualize Business Transformation as “A modern tool like the internet and... more

How a Business-led Approach Displaces an IT-led Project

In my previous blog, I talked about how a business-led approach can displace technology-led projects. Historically IT-led projects have invested significant capital while returning minimal business value. It further talks about how transformation roadmap execution is sustainable because the business is driving the effort where initiative investments are directly traceable to priority business goals. For... more