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.
by Serge Thorn, Architecting the Enterprise Whenever I suggest collaboration between these two worlds, I always observe some sort of astonishment from my interlocutors. Many
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?
Listen to our recorded podcast on the state of data and information management strategies, or read the transcript. This podcast was recorded by Dana Gardner of Interarbor Solutions in conjunction with The Open Group Conference, Austin 2011.
Many Enterprise Architecture projects are focused at low levels but should be aligned with Strategic Corporate Planning. Enterprise Architecture is a critical discipline, one Strategic Planning mechanism to structure an enterprise. TOGAF® 9 is without doubt an effective framework for working with stakeholders through Strategic Planning and architecture work, especially for organizations who are actively transforming themselves.