Enterprise Architecture Matters

Adrian Grigoriu

Enterprise Architecture in posts going back a decade (iv)

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The history continues with EA posts from 2011, mainly.

Is industry experience a must for an Enterprise Architect?
Does the employer want a specialist or a generalist, the EA architect is? You rarely can get both at the quality and for the price you pay... you would ...
Communicating Enterprise Architecture
Beware though that most stakeholders you communicate with would like to know what's in it for them and what and when are you going to deliver.
Enterprise Architecture is about how to fit the parts in the whole rather...
EA is about describing, roadmapping and improving the Enterprise as a whole of parts rather than describing parts in separation as many architects do today ...
"Enterprise Architecture as Strategy" book, is it about EA? (cnt'd)
It is not a book for IT or Enterprise Architecture for that matter. It is describing the Operating Model but in isolation from other business concepts such as ...
"Enterprise Architecture as Strategy" book, is it about EA?
EA should support all enterprise transformations, not only the Operating Model, and also the goals of every stakeholder. For instance, the Operations to fix ...
Enterprise Architecture, should it be part of an MBA syllabus?
The EA concept should be taught in any business study. Unfortunately the body of knowledge is too fragmented and incomplete right now to arm the student with a ...
Enterprise Architecture principles, what are they all about?
Enterprise Architecture (EA) principles are more than Architecture principles. But the distinction is seldom made. EA principles could be roughly categorised in ...
Define again what an Enterprise capability is
The new entity, let's call it a Capability, would consist of the Function (realated process group), the people and technology performing the functional ...
Enterprise Architecture myths
That EA is about strategy. What about documenting the day to day operation of the Enterprise to reduce duplication and unnecessary complexity, to improve and ...
The silent competition between the Enterprise Architecture frameworks
An architect could be trusted to construct a building, bridge or a town. But could we trust an enterprise architect to deliver an EA given this profusion of ...
What is TOGAF offering in terms of Business Architecture?
This post is questioning what is the role, if any, of business methods like Value Chains, business and operating models... in the realm of TOGAF but also in the ...
TOGAF training
There are many things to be said. It is not a light training since everybody tries to make sense and think how to glue concepts together. But things were not ...
Enterprise Architecture and the antomy and physiology of the Enterprise
We are at the beginning of the journey to understand, fix and improve the Enterprise. But we need first to understand its anatomy and physiology.
Enterprise Architecture goes through the trough of disillusionment
 Enterprise Architecture goes through the trough of disillusionment.  I wish we debate this statement.There is confusion about its definition, scope, ...
Reference Enterprise Architecture
Reference models provide guidance, repeatability and predictability to your work, whatever that is. They save cost and effort since they embed past experience ...
Why does not (Federal) EA work?
"After all, how could Enterprise Architecture not be working? How could so much work be performed, for so long, by so many, and yet too often produce nothing ...
Organization and Enterprise Architecture
An Enterprise Architect should understand organization design to enable alignment between people organization, business and technology architecture. After all, ...
The state of EA, revisited
Every EA development experience looks different. Without reference, architects treasure their own findings as a competitive advantage and share little.
Does the Enterprise Architecture function run without an EA?
In the absence of the EA blueprint, the EA function can only run arbitrarily. And that's happening so often today. The EA function runs without an EA. The EA ...
The generic business architecture integration to EA (IT)
Since EA is primarily IT these days, how do we add and integrate business architecture late in the process? How do we integrate other Enterprise efforts? The ...

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Adrian Grigoriu blogs about everything relating to enterprise and business architecture, SOA, frameworks, design, planning, execution, organization and related issues.

Adrian Grigoriu

Adrian is an executive consultant in enterprise architecture, former head of enterprise architecture at Ofcom, the spectrum and broadcasting U.K. regulatory agency and chief architect at TM Forum, an organization providing a reference integrated business architecture framework, best practices and standards for the telecommunications and digital media industries. He also was a high technology, enterprise architecture and strategy senior manager at Accenture and Vodafone, and a principal consultant and lead architect at Qantas, Logica, Lucent Bell Labs and Nokia. He is the author of two books on enterprise architecture development available on Kindle and published articles with BPTrends, the Microsoft Architecture Journal and the EI magazine. Shortlisted by Computer Weekly for the IT Industry blogger of the year 2011.

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