Information Technology Strategy

Advent of technology has led a revolution in Business Models in every industry. Every business strategy is not linking itself to company’s Technology Strategy. Disruptive technologies have forced business to run dependent on technologies, mainly Information Technology. During last decade, Information is hidden currency, exchange and stealth of information has led to greater security and Read more about Information Technology Strategy[…]

EA Measurement Matrix

Enterprise Architecture – Value Measurement

Enterprise Architecture must have a way to prove its value and worth. The EA Value Measurement techniques provide a series of measurements to illustrate the effectiveness of EA program. The value of EA program can be measured internally and/or externally within the organization. Each measurement area can include a set of metrics that can be gathered to measure Read more about Enterprise Architecture – Value Measurement[…]

Architecture of Governance

Since the need for reducing risk, streamlining IT processes, reducing cost and aligning to business has become focus life of Enterprise Architect changed. The Architect is the role for compliance management and strategic thinker. “When I hire for Enterprise Architects, I look for individuals who have an exceptional ability to communicate, deal with political situations, and take Read more about Architecture of Governance[…]

Rapid Improvement Roadmap

EA Roadmap – Gap Analysis and Migration Planning

Enterprise Architecture is a strategy domain, practitioners are focused on achieving business outcomes. The way to achieve Business outcomes is not always a Technology solutions, it can be People, Process or just information as well. (Some people believe Information is part of Technology, just think who owns the Information aka Data). Anytime I visit any organization Read more about EA Roadmap – Gap Analysis and Migration Planning[…]

Iterative EA Current Future Gartner

Baseline Architecture – Enough is Enough

Current state or are important just enough to understand gaps between current state and future state architecture. Once the future state is developed, architect may develop enough current state to provide context and gap analysis that is needed for execution and delivery. It is very easy to get deep into the baseline, it wastes a lot Read more about Baseline Architecture – Enough is Enough[…]

Recipe of Architecture

Recipe of Architecture

Sometime back we visited one of our family friends for dinner. During dinner course, I appreciated pudding by our hostess, which triggered my wife to ask for recipe. Next week, we had a pudding at home, but it was Mango pudding instead of chocolate pudding as we tasted at friend’s place. The recipe was quintessential Read more about Recipe of Architecture[…]

Future State – Technology Architecture

Majority of architecture organizations implemented EA practice in last decade but all they were focussed on was Technology Architecture. Technology architecture is the most important level of architecture where the IT based solution is deployed, without which there business outcome claimed by previous/other domains can go unverified. Although it is most important but if done Read more about Future State – Technology Architecture[…]

Architecture Current Vs Future State

My biggest challenge while working in Traditional EA environment was current state analysis. Everyone was really big fan of current state analysis, because if we see everything, we can easily create a scope for the initiative. As you must have seen as well, by the time the current state analysis is done, depending on size Read more about Architecture Current Vs Future State[…]

Architectures – Home vs Software

After waiting for long 14 months, we got our home, newly built in a nice neighborhood. My daughter and I had been visiting home everyday ever since we signed the agreement with builder. In the beginning it was only a plot and a dream of a home. A vision of a cozy, comfortable home for my Read more about Architectures – Home vs Software[…]

Operating Model and Enterprise Architecture

Enterprise Architecture is the logic of organizing for business processes and IT infrastructure reflecting the integration and standardization requirements of company’s operating model. Above mentioned is one of many definitions of Enterprise Architecture, but the only one I came across that describes integration and standardization requirements of operating model. An operating model is in essence Read more about Operating Model and Enterprise Architecture[…]