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(November 15, 2018)

Further Education: 12 Certificates for Enterprise Architects

Higher learning to solidify your expertise

 

A career in Enterprise Architecture can be bolstered by a variety of industry certifications. Indeed it is expected that EAs stay current of IT and business trends to execute fitting architectural designs for their organizations. So, whether related to systems thinking, project management skills, IT governance and operations, or hardware and software knowledge, here are 12 certifications to augment a life in EA:

 

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(October 29, 2018)

How to Succeed with Enterprise Architecture (Part 3)

EA solutions found inside the White Paper

 

We've discussed what to do in your first 100 days as an Enterprise Architect. Now let's directly discuss the role of an EA Management tool in supplementing innovation itself. 

Reason being, operations frequently commit to digitalization without knowing the full extent of its potential. They modernize because they have to—because their competitors are and so must they.

The experts say move. And so we pick up an Enterprise Architecture guide and move.

This is not necessarily bad, of course. Beneficial change, no matter the underlying motive, is good. It’s just that in pursuits of innovation, occupational perspectives on new technology are often badly communicated.

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(September 28, 2018)

How to start TOGAF with an enterprise architecture tool

Building your dream architecture in the digitalized, agile world.

 

TOGAF—The Open Group Architectural Framework—has been used by Enterprise Architects (EAs) as a common language to plot development strategies for more than 25 years.

It’s big. Version 9.2 big.

But with TOGAF’s evolving library of definitions and symbology comes the unavoidable struggle to implement its powerful framework in an agile way. 

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(August 02, 2018)

Combining the pillars of modern Enterprise Architecture: Inventory and Modeling

Let’s review two indispensable tools for any self-respecting Enterprise Architect (EA): Inventorying and Modeling.

Both mechanisms provide unique advantages for handling complex IT ecosystems—and both present limitations which only the other can improve. 

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(July 27, 2018)

How Pinellas County, FL is Transforming Its Application Portfolio with LeanIX

Pinellas County is the 6th largest county in the state of Florida, with its Business Technology Services (BTS) division supporting the hardware, software and networks of 148 agencies and departments county-wide.

During EA Connect Day US, Nancy Halverson, head of Enterprise Portfolio Management at BTS, shared her extraordinary modernization journey and how LeanIX is helping her maintain control and visibility as she overhauls Pinellas County BTS’ application landscape.

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(July 20, 2018)

Mission Possible: Implementing a Lean Approach to Enterprise Architecture

During EA Connect Day this past June in New York City, LeanIX Co-Founder and Co-CEO André Christ, shared his insights into how LeanIX is helping customers, both large and small, future-proof their IT architecture with modern Enterprise Architecture Management (EAM).

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(July 11, 2018)

Can you start Enterprise Architecture in 25 days? Detecon just did it!

It’s no secret: Very few successful companies just work without any goal, but instead pursue a business strategy with a clear view on the future of their market. Especially in today's fast-moving environment, it is almost essential to choose an enterprise architecture approach from a business, technological, information technology and process point of view. This sounds like a mammoth task for many companies that still have to take these steps. However, with the right tools, the analysis, design, planning and implementation of the appropriate measures can become an almost pleasant task for enterprise architects, while adding business-critical value. And all this can be done in a shorter time than the 2018 World Cup season. Sounds too good to be true?

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(May 29, 2018)

In Case You Missed It – The 2017 Enterprise Architecture Awards

Every year, Forrester puts on the Enterprise Architecture Awards. Vetted analysts performed the first round of review, the previous winners act as final judges and vote for the teams they believe had the most impact on moving their businesses forward. The companies remain unnamed during the voting process.

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(May 22, 2018)

Easily Define Business Capability Maps [Infographic]

Business capability modeling is an technique for the representation of an organization’s business anchor model independent of the organization’s structure, processes, people or domains.

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(May 09, 2018)

Business Case Calculator for Enterprise Architecture

While the value of Enterprise Architecture is intuitively clear to many people, the hard numbers, in terms of dollars or euros, may be hard to grasp. How much is added IT landscape transparency worth in numbers? We created this tool to assist Enterprise Architects in justifying the investment in the EA specific tools you use, projects, and the existence of the EA team. 

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