Is enterprise architecture primarily about IT or is it about the entire enterprise? Is enterprise architecture a “hard” discipline or a “soft” discipline? Our answers strongly influence what we believe is within the purview of enterprise architecture, how we address that scope, and what we imagine we can accomplish by doing so.
Listen to our recorded podcast on newly emerging Cloud models and their impact on business and government, or read the transcript. The podcast was recorded by Dana Gardner of Interarbor Solutions at The Open Group Conference, San Diego 2011.
If IT doesn’t believe in itself, how can we expect business to believe in us, to treat us like partners and not as order takers?
We are looking for more problem definitions and solutions to drive a collective global mindset forward to ensure that IT delivers benefits across the entire value chain. If we agree on what the problems are, prioritize and work on them in a wholly collegiate manner, the industry is in a better place as a consequence.
T-shaped people work well in teams because they can see a situation from a different perspective, can reduce bottlenecks, fill skills gaps and take on new skill sets quickly. This then leads to higher team productivity and greater flexibility. Therefore, if it’s t-shaped people that you are looking for, then hiring somebody with ITSC status is a good place to start.
Wednesday at The Open Group Conference in San Diego included a formal Cloud Computing conference stream. This was followed in the evening by an unstructured CloudCamp, which made an interesting contrast.