Architecture Capabilities through Business Models

For some time I have been working with adapting the business model canvas for explaining how an enterprise architecture program delivers value to the it-department. The scope of the model has been on the foundation architecture where the outcome of the enterprise architecture program is mainly used by the IT department. I am aware of that Tom Graves has done something similar, though he has made a completely different model, and as such his model is fine, but the audience that I intend to communicate with would be more likely that they will understand the value proposition of enterprise architecture through … Continue reading Architecture Capabilities through Business Models

Tools for Strategic Evaluation: Tools and Methods the Coherency Architect should Apply.

The SWOT analysis The Coherency Architect should be making use of a SWOT-analysis to evaluate the organization (enterprise) of which he or she is working with. The SWOT analysis is a perfect tool to evaluate an organization’s strategical options in the current situation (AS – IS) and what the organization can do to move to a new desired steady state (TO BE). Please note that in some cases technology can also be evaluated through the usage of the SWOT analysis. It is notable that the Coherency Architect shouldn’t rely solely on the SWOT analysis since it has a tendency to … Continue reading Tools for Strategic Evaluation: Tools and Methods the Coherency Architect should Apply.

Business Models: From a Coherency Architect’s Point of View.

Concept for a Business Model When an organization implements an EA program and a Coherency Management program then it will eventually lead to changes in the enterprise. The change in the enterprise will eventually lead to changes in the business model. The Coherency Architect should know of how the concepts of Business Models since they are some of the core concepts of the corporate strategy. The corporate strategy is the basis for developing and articulating the IT strategy. The corporate strategy and the IT strategy are two components of Enterprise Architecture. Enterprise Architecture is the foundation for working with Coherency … Continue reading Business Models: From a Coherency Architect’s Point of View.

Critical Issues in IT Management

IT is a fundament when it comes to Coherency Architecture and it is therefore necessity to be able to understand the critical issues in IT management. Therefore have I chosen to publish my notes from the course “Critical Issues in IT management” which I attended at Copenhagen Business School in year 2008. As with all other documents at this blog the license for the document is Creative Commons V3 U.S. Edition share alike (read more under the general license for this blog). Link to document:   Enjoy the notes.   Continue reading Critical Issues in IT Management

The Coherency Architect

Since the start of the blog then I have mentioned the work of the Coherency Architect. In this blog post I will describe what abilities the Coherency Architect should posses to perform his or her job. This description could be considered a template for a job description for the Coherency Architect. The Coherency Architect has to be a generalist that have to understand the basis and depth of organizational behavior and understand human psychology in how the organization works. The organization consists of various contexts which the Coherency Architect has to be able adjust to and develop suitable solutions for. … Continue reading The Coherency Architect

The Architectures

All organizations have an architecture otherwise they wouldn’t exist or be able to do their business. When Enterprise Architecture tools are applied to an organization then the organization can experience three levels of maturity in their organization. The first level is called the articulated architecture. In this particular level of maturity then the organization has discovered that the tools can be used to enable a greater level of IT and business alignment. If the organization progresses with the coherency projects it has initiated then the organization will eventually reach the extended architecture. The organization has to articulate their architecture so … Continue reading The Architectures