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The Capability Map: Identifying Strategic Initiatives Through Enterprise Architecture.

Capabilities Many enterprises experience a more intense form of competition and for that matter a more intense form of pressure from the outside the enterprise e.g. through financial institutions, government agencies and customers that demand more and better products for … Continue reading The Capability Map: Identifying Strategic Initiatives Through Enterprise Architecture.

Drifting the Enterprise: Ensuring Solutions for the Enterprise.

Markets and Drifting Most organizations operates within an environment that develops constant changes, that enforce the need for innovation and change within the enterprise. The market usually ensures that the enterprise has to re-structure, re-organize and adapt to the situation at hand. Drifting is the industry paradigm, and there is nothing to do about it if the enterprise wants to develop and keep innovating. The organization has to adapt, and that leads to the situation where the organization should have to be able to adjust to its enterprise architecture and its information systems in order to ensure that the problems … Continue reading Drifting the Enterprise: Ensuring Solutions for the Enterprise.

Making Sense: One of the Components of Achieving Holistic Management.

Can You Make Sense of the Enterprise One of many reasons for why many enterprises experiences that organizational change projects fail and their respective leaders and managers only discovers that there are significant problems with the way the members of the enterprise activities. The Sense Making Process In the sense making process it is rather likely that the preferred departments of the enterprise would be the IT department since the IT department is properly that department that has a lot of contact with the rest of the enterprise, and the rest of the enterprise contacts and require that the IT … Continue reading Making Sense: One of the Components of Achieving Holistic Management.

Integrated Governance

Is an approach to make your organization work better by creating a form of management that supports the various forms of governance and forms of planning. The literature review that you will be able to read by downloading the document from the provided link, deals with how Enterprise Architecture can enable an enterprise to achieve the vision of holistic management. Enterprise Architecture is therefore one of the major components of the paper and likewise is Coherency Management. The initial assumption is that by using Enterprise Architecture and Coherency Management that the enterprise is able to achieve competitive advantage since the executives, … Continue reading Integrated Governance

A Compendium for Understanding Enterprise Architecture.

I hereby publish the notes I have taken during the course in Enterprise Architecture that I have attended at the IT University of Copenhagen in the spring of 2010. The compendium is published under creative commons SA, BY, NC which means that it can be used for most purposes; however the purposes have to be non-commercial. The notes are centered on Bernard’s EA Cube and the statement “EA = Business + Strategy+ Technology” and that has been the key organizer for how the notes are presented in the compendium. You can download the compendium here. Continue reading A Compendium for Understanding Enterprise Architecture.

Bushido of the Coherency Architect: The Ways of the Coherency Architect to Efficiently Apply Suitable Solutions!

The Path to Improvement The focus is to combine lean, Toyota Production System, Enterprise Architect and Coherency Management into a guide line like the Bushido: The ways of the warrior. The main principle of Coherency Management is to implement a holistic management approach that enables the management to achieve alignment, assurance and agility. Enterprise Architecture is the foundation of achieving Coherency Management and it is possible to combine that with efficiency to achieve an enterprise that have a lesser amount of slack and adds more value to its share holders and customers. First of all an Enterprise Architecture program has … Continue reading Bushido of the Coherency Architect: The Ways of the Coherency Architect to Efficiently Apply Suitable Solutions!

Enterprise Architecture Frameworks: A comparison of EA 3, OIO and Zachman.

Framework and Methodology According to Bernard (Bernard 2004) then a Chief Enterprise Architect or what equals to an Enterprise Architecture program manager is selected then the definition of the EA framework and the EA methodology becomes a necessity. The Definition of the EA Framework An EA framework is dealing with what the EA program will document. The Definition of the EA Methodology The EA methodology deals with how the Enterprise Architecture documentation is articulated and used. The EA Cube and its Construction The simple edition of the EA cube that explains the various components, and layers within the framework. The … Continue reading Enterprise Architecture Frameworks: A comparison of EA 3, OIO and Zachman.