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Big announcement – we’re starting a podcast!

Today I am happy to announce that we are starting a complimentary podcast to this blog. The topics will, obviously, cover Enterprise Architecture and Business Process Management, but also touch related disciplines, such as Project Management and (Agile) Delivery Methods. You also might have read the “we” in the headline and first paragraph, which means […]

Solution / Process Lifecycle - Title

Solution/Process Lifecycle – Architecture is more than “draw it and forget it”

Some organizations and also methods, such as Lean or Six Sigma, have a focus on improving a single process with a well defined scope, while others take a wider, more holistic approach to processes and process improvement. This has an impact on how things are approached, where to spend time and focus on, and to […]

Architecture Database Setup - Title

Architecture database setup and structure

Setting up your architecture database structure and the internal structure of an individual database is a task that is done very early in an implementation (and you are using a database-driven architecture tool, aren’t you?). It is defined in the “Technical Governance” phase, and typically is seen as an afterthought, even though it has a […]

Architecture tool implementation approach

How to get your architecture implementation off to a good start

Some clients think that buying software alone solves all their problems and that professional architecture tools are just ‘Visio on steroids’, which is a misconception that seriously can put the enterprise architecture implementation program into danger (for more details on the different types on architecture tools you might want to have a look at the […]

Agile architecture

Enterprise Architecture enables Agile teams to go faster

How does enterprise architecture enable Agile? How can companies ensure their projects are on-strategy? Should Agile teams have a resident enterprise architect? After sharing the discussion on the evolution and perceived value of enterprise architecture and the ability for EA to align Business and Technology, let’s explore what our thought leaders, President of JV Strategic […]

Business IT Alignment

Industry experts discuss examples of how Enterprise Architecture aligns Business & Technology

How does enterprise architecture engage with the business today? How can EA help the Business and IT align and work closer together? After sharing the discussion on the evolution and perceived value of enterprise architecture, let’s explore what our thought leaders, President of JV Strategic Solutions John Varricchio, KPMG Enterprise Architecture Leader Roland Woldt, and […]

Enterprise Architecture Skills

Enterprise Architecture: The Scarce Skillset in Big Demand

Three years ago, demand for enterprise architects — those who focus on building a holistic view of an organization’s strategy, processes, information, and IT assets in order to support the most efficient and secure IT environment — was declining. Some were whispering that the days of the architects were over. But this unique skillset has […]