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.
Enterprise Architecture Artifact First of all we need a definition of what an EA artifacts is. Scott A. Bernard defines “an EA artifact as a documentation product, such as a text document, diagram, spreadsheet, briefing slides, or video clip” (Bernard 2004, p. 111). Please note that the EA artifact documents the EA component. An EA component is in the Enterprise Architecture components are those elements that are owned by Lines of Business. The components can be shared (cross cuts) or the component can be shared a cross various levels (this is with in the EA3 Framework). Various Forms of Artifacts … Continue reading Artifacts: The Items the Enterprise Architect has to Identify.
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!
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.
The Steps of the EA approach There are defined 20 steps to establish the EA program according to the EA 3 Cube framework (Bernard 2005). The 20 steps have different importance in the four different phases which needs to be taken into consideration. The first and thereby primary step is the establishment of the EA program. If the EA program isn’t established the organization will experience difficulties with improving its Enterprise Architecture. The second phase deals with how the organization should define an methodology and the tools that are compatible with the EA approach (framework). If that is not in … Continue reading The Enterprise Architecture Framework
Why a Program and not a Project Enterprise Architecture is dealing with configuring many different components of an organization (Bernard) and these components can rarely be configured properly through a big bang change as a project would usually be. A program can be defined as a series of projects that will change different components in a evolutionary approach. Since Enterprise Architecture and Coherency Management is dealing with more than people then it the changes can’t be implemented with a big bang approach since it will either fail by the people will go back to the old way of doing things … Continue reading The EA Management Program: From the perspective of a Coherency Architect.