Developing Frameworks: Five Things To Do and Five Things To Avoid.

The Essentials While working with the concept of Enterprise Architecture it usually becomes a necessity to chose and implement a framework. As such the chief architect can either implement a standard framework, and as such commence the project of documenting the AS – IS situation1. It is an option to adapt the standard framework in order to make it suitable for the enterprise as such make it work better in the implementation process. An alternative to deal with a standard framework the chief architect could develop his or her own framework that from the start has been developed in mind … Continue reading Developing Frameworks: Five Things To Do and Five Things To Avoid.

Innovation in an Enterprise Architecture Context: Innovating the Business Processes, Technological Services and Corporate Strategies.

Innovation This blog post deals with innovation in regards to the Enterprise Architecture program. I’ve been able to identify two different approaches to innovation. The first approach to innovation is what I define as incremental innovation. The second approach to innovation is radical innovation. In most cases incremental innovation is innovation in social systems where small improvements have been introduced to the social systems. Likewise is radical innovations forms of innovations that fundamentally changes the social systems e.g. how they work or how they interact with one another. Likewise is the concept of innovation extremely context dependable. For one social … Continue reading Innovation in an Enterprise Architecture Context: Innovating the Business Processes, Technological Services and Corporate Strategies.

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.

Enterprise Architecture is more than IT

This blog post is based on the guest lecture that Chris Potts performed at the course B30 Enterprise Strategy, Business and Technology at the IT University of Copenhagen the 25th of October 2010. It is growing sense around the world that Enterprise Architecture is dealing with more than IT; however since the concept’s origin from the world of IT has often been portrayed as an IT concept, and implemented as a rather IT centric tool. Chris Potts asked the class at the lecture: “Can you recognize this architecture (this building – showing a picture of the insides of the Sydney … Continue reading Enterprise Architecture is more than IT

Challenges of Enterprise Architecture: A Focus on the Transformation!

Barriers for Enterprise Architecture When working with adaption of concepts and technology then the enterprises will face issues with to identify the proper solutions in the proper pace and adapt the solutions to the context that the enterprise is within. Likewise will the enterprise face the challenge of adoption. The adoption of the concept or technology. The first outwards part (identification of potential technology or concepts) has to be diffused by networks that the enterprise linked to. This can be either through so called social networks or through meta-organizations that acts on behalf of many different organizations and sent out … Continue reading Challenges of Enterprise Architecture: A Focus on the Transformation!

The Foundation for Coherency Management: A Framework for Change.

A Framework for Organization to Embrace Coherency Management When an organization choses to pursuit the implementation of Coherency Management then it the organization have to focus on organizational change. The idea of the organizational change is when the managers, middle managers and the employees will have to work in a different way and humans and organization culture have a tendency to be conservative and react hostile against change. For this the Coherency Architect should focus on how create the proper form of change within the organization. A Quick Summary of Coherency Management Coherency Management deals with how to achieve alignment, … Continue reading The Foundation for Coherency Management: A Framework for Change.