Tag Archives: business transformation

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]