The Technology Strategy

Many organizations are to some extent dependent on using information technology to deliver products or services to its customers. This applies to organizations within the private as well within the public sector. There is some form of hierarchy among strategies that relates to the enterprise information technology strategy (IT strategy) and there might be some need to divide the strategies in order to specialize them e.g. through different persons who have the responsibility for the strategies or ensuring that the relevant information is screened to the relevant stakeholders. I hereby assume that the chief executive officer wouldn’t be that interested … Continue reading The Technology Strategy

Five Things to do in order to deal with KPIs for Enterprise Architecture Processes

Measuring Enterprise Architecture Processes In most enterprises that applies Enterprise Architecture will there be a need to measure how the enterprise is progressing from adapting the Enterprise Architecture Program and there will be some stakeholders who would like to know what value or benefits they gain by investing (and keep financing) the Enterprise Architecture Program. Enterprise Architecture Processes Implementing Enterprise Architecture principles, standards, systems and strategies would need some changes, processes and scoping. In this particular paper the idea of Enterprise Architecture processes deals with the concept that a chief architect sets a set of tasks in motion in order … Continue reading Five Things to do in order to deal with KPIs for Enterprise Architecture Processes

Value of Enterprise Architecture

One of the fundamental questions of Enterprise Architecture is how to measure the value of the enterprise architecture program. Then again is Enterprise Architecture a program or a business function, I my opinion it can be both. I have investigated how Enterprise Architecture contribute to the enterprise with value but also how the value can be measured. The investigation took me through four different paradigms and through the triangulation of the theory for each of the paradigms. The four paradigms I ended up investigating were functionalist paradigm, the interpretive paradigm, the radical humanist paradigm and the radical structuralist paradigm (Burrell … Continue reading Value of Enterprise Architecture

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!

Can IT Make a Competitive Difference: From a Coherency Architect’s Point of View.

The Introduction Erik Brynjolfsson and Andrew McAfee has written the paper “Investing in the IT That Makes a Competitive Difference” that was published in 2007 in by Harvard Business Review. The paper deals with how enterprises deals with competition in the United States. McAfee & Brynjolfsson argues that most enterprises are in state of hard competition and it will increasingly become more difficult to deal with the competition. They claim that they have found a collaboration between the investment in IT and the way enterprises are able to manage competition. Premises of the Paper The first premise of investing in … Continue reading Can IT Make a Competitive Difference: From a Coherency Architect’s Point of View.

Economic Perspectives of Enterprise Architecture: Four perspectives the Coherency Architect Should be Aware of!

Blog post dealing with Enterprise Architectrue and four generic perspectives on how EA can generate value of the organization. Continue reading Economic Perspectives of Enterprise Architecture: Four perspectives the Coherency Architect Should be Aware of!

Economic Benefits of Enterprise Architecture: The Coherency Architect’s Economic Toolset.

Why Economic Estimation is Necessary When the Coherency Architect is working with implementing and maturing the Enterprise Architecture then he has to convince various stakeholders on to investing in the transition from the existing Enterprise Architecture maturity level to the new level (“TO BE”). For this the Coherency Architect has to create a stakeholder communication plan where he or she will need to involve the stakeholders and win the over to invest in the change. “Enterprise Architecture is about people” – Chris Potts, IT University of Copenhagen 2010. The communication has to be based on the stakeholder analysis which means … Continue reading Economic Benefits of Enterprise Architecture: The Coherency Architect’s Economic Toolset.