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(November 07, 2018)

Viewpoints to Providing Value to Enterprise Architecture Stakeholders

The eight people you must impress


Stakeholder Management ideally requires both zen and versatility. But for Enterprise Architect’s who keep forgetting to enroll in that 10-day Vipassana silent retreat their friend of a friend once took, there remain ways to coolly communicate the value of EA to mixed audiences.

No matter if speaking from an IT, Business, Operational, or Strategic perspective, a modern EA Management Tool can assuage all varieties of stakeholder concerns.

And we’ve conveniently arranged these ways into eight categories—each according to a specific breed of EA collaborator and concern.

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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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(October 22, 2018)

Starting Strong: The Accidental Enterprise Architect (Part 2)

How to survive your first days on the job


You’ve been put in charge of integrating a billion dollar company’s IT infrastructure.

Shock and fear hasn’t subsided but you nonetheless act as if everything is cool. As if you’ve done it all before.

To no one in particular, you repeat the golden mantra of modern EA:


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(October 17, 2018)

Post-Merger Blues: The Accidental Enterprise Architect (Part 1)

The unexpected beginnings of a dynamic career


Your days consist of fitting business needs with IT capacity.

Patterns in an organization appear before you like a cascade of green binary.

And, most importantly, co-workers don’t totally hate talking to you…

At some point in time, whether or not you even realized it, you became an Enterprise Architect—that rare breed of crazy which speaks IT but thinks in business.

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(October 11, 2018)

Enterprise Architecture Governance: A Holistic View


Enterprise Architecture Governance is a practice encompassing the fundamental aspects of managing a business. It involves firm leadership, a complete knowledge of organizational structure, a confident direction, and the enablement of effective IT processes to promote an enterprise’s strategies.

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(September 14, 2018)

The 3 Steps to Success in EA Tool Adoption

During our recent event in New York, Christian Richter, VP of Customer Success outlined steps for successful adoption of EA tools. With more than 50,000 users across 120+ customers, the LeanIX team has seen the ups and downs of EA tool deployment. With this foundational knowledge, Christian offered up a pragmatic 3-stage approach to speeding time to value with LeanIX.

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(August 07, 2018)

Enterprise Architecture Terms to Know [Glossary]

Enterprise architects are often challenged by the many enterprise architecture terms with conflicting interpretations. This dilemma calls for a glossary that provides concise, consistent definitions of relevant terms.

Here you'll find all the enterprise architecture terms that are used on a regular basis along with their definitions. If you want to go deeper into a particular concept, each entry includes a link to a lesson where you can learn more.

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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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