(December 19, 2017)

IT & Business Speaking the Same Language: Business Capabilities

Not only in business, but in society as a whole, a gap in language causes rifts. These rifts can cause confusion in daily life, or end up costing organizations countless hours of productivity. By nature, organizations speak many different languages. They speak of mission, strategies, goals, processes, and projects. The CEO may say, “let's make mobile first a priority!” Marketing chats about “increasing the reach to profitable millennials.” IT department could be chatting about, “load balancing the Linux server cluster.”

Which one is the right language?

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(December 12, 2017)

Why You Need an Enterprise Architect

What does Rome’s Colosseum, Paris’ Eiffel Tower, New York’s empire state building, and Spain’s La Sagrada Familia have in common?

They were all created by eminent architects.

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(December 06, 2017)

Quick Way to Fail? Enterprise Architecture on Excel.

Being an Enterprise Architect isn’t easy. People expect you to literally map out the company’s entire existence, connect it the future, and somehow fit it all into a neat little map. You’re expected to connect dots where no one has seen a connection. You stretch lines over trenches and trenches of charts and diagrams to make a full picture out of the inner workings of your company. From that picture, the business makes a future plan.

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(October 11, 2017)

Why Startups Need Enterprise Architects

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(August 15, 2017)

Transforming Enterprise Architecture for Digital Empowerment

The term ‘digital transformation’ has swept the IT world, provided the basis for worried chatter in C-suites, and has preempted the birth of numerous competing start-ups while legacy companies fall behind in confusion. How can Enterprise Architects(EAs) use digital transformation as digital empowerment?

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(July 27, 2017)

The Role of an Enterprise Architect in a Lean Enterprise

 

As a seasoned Enterprise Architect, you’ve seen these words being thrown around frequently recently - agility, digital transformation, containers, microservices - but what do they all really mean for your day to day operations?  Can you ignore them as empty buzzwords, and keep functioning like before?

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(July 26, 2017)

Know the Difference - Kanban vs Scrum vs Agile.

With digital transformation pushing companies to produce software at a faster rate, recent frameworks have been created to deliver at a quicker rate. Kanban and Scrum frameworks both optimize the work process, allow for large tasks to be broken down and completed efficiently, and have tangible benefits to improving your team’s working style. But which method is best for your company? Understanding the difference between Scrum and Kanban will help you choose the right path for your enterprise.

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(July 17, 2017)

From business capability model to value [Three case studies]

In the fifth blog of our series "Business Capabilities: How to win the digital age with a common language for Business & IT", we will review three case studies on how to go from a business capability model to value.

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(July 13, 2017)

7 Applicable Ideas to Improve Your Enterprise Architecture

By now we know that Enterprise Architect (EA) roles are imperative to a forward thinking enterprise. EAs often find a challenge with applicable ideas to organize their enterprise architecture.  Below are 7 useful ideas to organize your Enterprise Architecture:

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(July 10, 2017)

Breathe life into your business capability model: Show it at every opportunity

In the fourth blog of our series "Business Capabilities: How to win the digital age with a common language for Business & IT", we will explain how to give life to your business capability model.

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