Author Archives: Tamim Rahman

Two Things you Need to Know About Enterprise Architecture

1. Are you looking at Enterprise Architecture as a Function or Strategy? 2. What is the difference and why does it matter? Many medium to large organizations have “architects” and a large majority of them are found in departments that provide the organization’s information and communication technology (IT and ICT). These organizations have a department/group […]

Draft Day: What We Can Learn About Strategic Planning and Architecture

In the movie Draft Day, Kevin Costner plays the role of Sonny Weaver, the GM of the Cleveland Browns.  After his father and legendary coach of the team passes away, the Browns are in a rebuild and desperate to put together a team that its fans can support and win on the field.  Early on, the […]

Confusing Performance and Outcome Hinders the Application of Enterprise Architecture

Most postings on online forums such as LinkedIn focus on defining Enterprise Architecture (EA).  Even a broad consensus among those that practice it consume is at its best, a difficult proposition.  Those promoting their own points of view in an attempt to clarify EA inevitably result in creating further contention, confusion and prevent those that may benefit from […]

Avoid Poor Project Outcomes

I created this slideshare to articulate 5 of the most common pitfalls I have seen that sink even the best conceived of projects.

Is your organization aligned to tackle a major initiative?

We all want to do the right thing… but what exactly is “the right thing?” The answer is certainly not absolute, it will differ by perspective and viewpoint.  What may appear to be “right” to our group, may not help the greater organization and vice versa.  In such case, what do we do? We first […]

Architecture Requirements… Now Defined

What are architecture requirements? I am pleased to announce that the Open Group has recently published a paper entitled: TOGAF®, an Open Group Standard, and Enterprise Architecture Requirements. This paper has been authored by QRS Architects Jason Uppal and yours truly. Architecture requirements are fundamental in driving and creating architecture work products. While there may be commonality […]

Avoid this TOGAF Implementation Pitfall

This has been one of my most well-received presentations on slideshare and LinkedIn.  From my experience as a trainer and consultant, organizations often confuse the ideal process flow with their existing work flows and in an attempt to be compliant, ditch their internal methodologies and replace them with the framework du jour based on a […]

Free Book Download: Business Transformation Made Straight-Forward

Along with Jason and Stewart, I am pleased to share this book that we published in December 2013.  This is a comprehensive book that discusses the role of architecture and capability-based thinking in helping an organization transform.  Transformation is very disruptive and there are more than a single approach to make it successful.  This book […]

A Key Element Missed by Many Training Programs

This is a slideshare presentation that I created to highlight the importance of establishing a clear understanding of the learning objectives and outcomes.  From the experience of hundreds of training programs, I have seen successes and a fair share of missed opportunities.  From the failed programs, a key them emerged: These programs lacked a clear […]

Thank you for your Visit

As a professional working in business transformation and organizational change, I have had a number of roles: business analyst, project manager, security manager and architect. As an Enterprise Architect, I take responsibility in helping all involved in understanding their role in realizing the desired business outcome.  As an active instructor and consulting Architect, I look […]