The past year has brought much progress for the EMMMv™ Forum and the model, which is being used by global exploration and mining organizations to establish a blueprint for organizations in the natural resources industry to help implement Enterprise Architecture within their organizations.
Earlier this week, in Paris, The Open Group France held the latest in a series of one-day conferences focused on Enterprise Architecture. As usual, the event delivered high-value content in the form of an excellent keynote presentation and case studies. These covered the retail, gambling, and financial industries — including two from CIOs of major French corporations.
SOA is certainly not the only architectural approach that your enterprise will require. But it can smooth the alignment and adoption of other into an EA framework. So rather than reinvent the wheel, organizations should consider using a well-established framework such as TOGAF to elevate and extend the value of SOA.
Enterprises are changing and we need to understand them in non-traditional ways. A lot of the best ideas come from unexpected directions, and in the next iteration of TOGAF®, doesn’t it make sense to incorporate them to make EA more adaptable and less exposed to change?
The Open Group set up two informal Twitter polls this week during The Open Group Conference, Austin. If you wondered about the results, or just want to see what our Twitter followers think about some topline issues in the industry in very simple terms, see our twtpoll.com results.
Listen to our recorded podcast on how to leverage advanced concepts in TOGAF® for business benefits, or read the transcript. This podcast was recorded by Dana Gardner of Interarbor Solutions in conjunction with The Open Group Conference, Austin 2011.