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The role of Enterprise Architecture in Platform 3.0 transformation

The role of Enterprise Architecture in Platform 3.0 transformation
Wednesday, 13 July, 2016 - 11:15 - Stuart Macgregor
Our transition to the highly-connected realm of Platform 3.0 will radically disrupt the way that we approach Enterprise Architecture (EA).The current architectures and methodologies will simply not hold up in the era of Platform 3.0 - characterised by the forces of big data, mobility, the Internet of Things, and social media colliding.In the Platform 3.0 era, power shifts to the customer - as we...

Collaboration: key to EA success

Avoiding the perils on the way to successful Enterprise Architecture
Tuesday, 1 December, 2015 - 16:04 - Stuart Macgregor
Our previous article looked at the strategic considerations for any organisation’s Enterprise Architecture journey: ensuring the vision and strategy is defined, gaining the support of executives, and guarding against creating overly-conceptual ‘Ivory Towers’.This article explores the so-called “softer issues” relating to EA: collaboration and change leadership.CollaborationEA, like many emerging...

Strategy for EA Success

Thursday, 22 October, 2015 - 08:46 - Stuart Macgregor
Our first article in this series introduced some of the most common reasons for the failure of EA practices. We explored issues relating to the Chief Architect, the core EA team, and the positioning of the EA function within the organisation. Now, we turn our attention to another consideration - that of strategy.EA vision, strategy and directionIf the guiding coalition fails to establish a...

Successful EA - the people aspect

Successful EA - the people aspect
Thursday, 8 October, 2015 - 08:26 - Stuart Macgregor
Enterprise architecture (EA) is more relevant today than ever before. We’re seeing new technologies, new market forces, more competition, and rapidly changing business models coming to the fore.Together, these present a burning requirement for many organisations to ‘digitise the enterprise’. EA helps to do this by providing the organisation’s leadership with a complete view of its operating...

Linking EA, governance, and business strategy

Linking EA, governance, and business strategy
Tuesday, 10 February, 2015 - 13:12 - Stuart Macgregor
This is one of the few case studies that shows how to couple these three domains to achieve transformation. While created a few years ago, and relating to the COBIT framework, this case study is a relevant today as it was then.It highlights how EA has evolved from a largely misunderstood discipline, to the point where it now acts as the linchpin between corporate governance and IT governance –...

How to succeed at enterprise architecture

Blog Post - How to succeed at enterprise architecture
Tuesday, 4 November, 2014 - 10:00 - Stuart Macgregor
It has taken some time and effort, but enterprise architecture (EA) is firmly in the mainstream as a vital business activity, one which confers enduring competitive advantage. This is not news for many companies, which have reaped the benefits of embracing EA, but for others it is a revelation, and they need to align their business accordingly. The early adopters have shown the way, and as...

Business Capabilities - taking your organisation into the next dimension

Blog Post - Business Capabilities - taking your organisation into the next dimension
Tuesday, 7 October, 2014 - 10:00 - Stuart Macgregor
Decision-makers in large enterprises today face a number of paradoxes when it comes to implementing a business operating model and deploying enterprise architecture: How to stabilise and embed concrete systems that ensure control and predictability, but at the same time remain flexible and open to new innovations? How to employ new technology to improve the productivity of the enterprise and...

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