Tag "Business Architecture"

You Have to Change Anyway, So Why Not Change Big?

Ideas for data-driven innovation and change are everywhere like this one Data Is the New Currency of Digital Transformation by Anil Chakravarthy. Or maybe you’re working on new technologies for predictive analytics, big data, cloud, customer master data and mobile apps. The point is you have to change to keep up with new technologies, market... more

The Holy Grail of EA – Agile Planning

One of the “holy grails” in Enterprise Architecture is to remain flexible and agile in the face of constant change. To do that you need the ability to connect the dots between business strategies and goals, business operations, information, application systems, technologies and network elements.   For example, if the COO asks how the architecture 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

It’s Easy to Solve Problems on a Whiteboard

This post is about Markitecture – a combination of marketing and architecture for IT solutions. Whether it is on a whiteboard or a PowerPoint slide, markitecture is typically a one page informal illustration of a system’s structure and interactions. It shows the major components, their relationships and has a few carefully selected labels and text that... 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