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Leading Enterprise Architecture Value™

The Real IRM Solutions' proven approach to Enterprise Architecture provides a sustainable competitive advantage and is designed to assist organisations meet the following challenges:

  1. How to balance the delivery of immediate business-value while developing a longer-term strategic capability. This strategic capability holds the promise of making the organisation more responsive to change through the detailed understanding of business processes, the alignment of Business and IM, and the coupling of Knowledge Management with Enterprise transformation programs.
  2. How to achieve strategic competitive advantage, by moving from narrowly-defined technical architectures to holistic Enterprise Architectures that encompass the business, information, data, application and domain architectures.
  3. How to support concurrent modelling initiatives and prevent the Enterprise Architecture process from becoming a bottleneck in the delivery of projects.
  4. How to implement modelling and documentation standards across multiple projects, while simultaneously reducing costs and ensuring the re-use of models.
  5. How to maintain models once they have been developed, and to ensure that broad-based access to these models (and the information contained within them) is facilitated. The models need to become the documentation.
  6. How to accelerate the capture of existing and new models in order to reach a "critical mass" of content that supports cross-functional business contributions such as Knowledge Management, Risk Management and Organisational Design.
  7. How to "demystify" the architecture development process, so as to enable IT users to build genuinely open systems-based solutions and accelerate package implementations according to their business needs.
  8. How to move from a static business and IT strategy to a dynamic, "living" strategy that is continually maintained by the Enterprise Architecture process.
  9. How to transfer knowledge from software implementation partners to company staff in a modular format that is easily transportable, reduces risk and effectively shrink-wraps the application implementation for global reuse.
  10. How to apply the Enterprise Architecture capability in order to accelerate business integration and knowledge transfer thereby increasing the business-value derived from Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A).

Kotter's eight-stage journey

A series of articles that looks at John Kotter's eight stages of change management, and explores his timeless blueprint for effective change leadership. These change management principles can gel with an enterprise architecture (EA) roadmap to achieve business transformation.

Avoiding Perils to EA

In this series we examine the most common reasons that Enterprise Architecture fails, and provide practical guidance on how to avoid these pitfalls. We look at the Chief Architect and the core EA team; the organisational positioning of the EA function; the concept of ‘Ivory Towers’; EA’s vision, strategy and direction; executive sponsorship; collaboration; and finally the areas of EA tools, processes and content.

Customer Experience and Transformation in Financial Services

In this series, we’ll apply an Enterprise Architecture lens to McKinsey’s ‘10 timeless tests’ from its ‘Banking on customer centricity’ white paper’ – a litmus test for an organisation’s customer experience qualities.

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