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Enterprise IT: July 2010 Archives

In times of economic crisis and after, but not only, to survive, a company needs to* increase effectiveness (i.e. produce more with less) by discovering, documenting, improving and streamlining its processes; that requires alignment of BPM, Lean/Six-Sigma, CMM efforts...* enhance organization efficiency by aligning roles and responsibilities in the organization chart to systems... Read More..
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It's worth pointing out again that EA is not in itself about business improvement, technology alignment, strategic planning and portfolio management; EA enables them all though, if properly modelled. As such, to measure Enterprise Architecture value as an EA architect, one needs to evaluate what EA delivers to Enterprise stakeholders, taking... Read More..
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Every Enterprise improvement ultimately translates into profit or cost saving for the business. For top management and external stakeholders that is what principally matters, after all. Nonetheless, to assess the effect of an EA action directly at these financial indicators level is impossible.  A benefit tree would show though, how... Read More..
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Here are my answers to a few frequently asked questions that get wrong answers.What is Enterprise Architecture (EA)? EA is the Architecture i.e. the blueprint of the Enterprise. It describes its structure and the human and technology resources operating it. The EA structure and operation are embedded in the Enterprise. Long definition: The... Read More..
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Presently, the EA term is conveniently defined by each and everyone to do whatever an (s)he does or prefers to do. Still EA lives in the IT space, even though some people would prefer otherwise.In any case, the EA value should be measured per iteration in terms of * overall Value delivered... Read More..
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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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