Today, Business Architecture is shaping and fostering enterprise transformation initiatives and continuous improvement throughout companies of all sizes. On Tuesday, March 19, The Open Group will host a tweet jam examining the topic of Business Architecture.
In my last post I suggested that the planning of large transformation projects needs to focus more on the first step than on the end goal, because that first step, once taken, will be the “new now” – the reality with which the organization will have to work. I promised to try to explain how this might work in practice, so it here goes…
It’s not so long ago that we still had debates about whether complex projects should be delivered as a “big bang” or in phases. These days the big bang has pretty much been forgotten. Why is that? I think the main reason is the level of risk involved with running a long process and dropping it into the operational environment just like that.
In part 1 of a three-part series, The Open Group Vice President of Skills and Capabilities Len Fehskens discusses how our vocabulary affects the way we conceptualize Enterprise Architecture, Business Architecture and their relationship.
Technology today allows thieves to copy sensitive data, leaving the original in place and thus avoiding detection. Published in October 2012, the Jericho Forum® Data Protection white paper reviews the state of data protection today and where it should be heading to meet tomorrow’s business needs.
At every turn from agrarian to industrial to informative to creative, fundamental changes occurred in how business was done and in the principles of business management. These changes, although seemingly unrelated to a field like Enterprise Architecture, will help unravel the emergence of new forces and the need to adjust (if you are reactive) or plan for (if you are proactive) these forces.