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Executive Update

Enterprise Architecture: Mentor or Accomplice? It’s Up to Us!

by Kathie Sowell

The habits of thought that we learn and practice as we conduct EA can influence our thinking and behavior in broad aspects of our lives. Indeed, wise use of EA can train us to be better thinkers; unwise use can reinforce our bad habits. This Executive Update explores how we should revisit the original intent of EA and bring the human element back into EA practice. Not because we failed in our attempt to automate enterprise architecture (thank goodness), but because it is the right thing to do.


The Role of Enterprise Architecture in Innovation Management

by Gustav Toppenberg

By asking the CEOs of some of the most successful and influential companies in the world, such as GE and Google, a clear definition of innovation manage­ment emerges. The definition addresses the need to quickly and effectively implement organizational goals and objectives to remain competitive and the desire to strengthen advantages through the adoption of innovative ideas, products, processes, and business models.[1]


Building a Nimble and Flexible EA Program for Digital Transformation

by Tushar Hazra

It truly takes a village to build a nimble (Lean) and flexible (Agile) enterprise architecture (EA) program in this digital era. EA as a discipline may not have to change drastically to address digital transformation, but EA does have to play a much bigger role in embracing the change swiftly and facilitating the change across the enterprise.


An EA Meta-Framework

by Roger Evernden

The idea of a meta-framework isn’t really anything new. It is simply a way of describing something that enterprise architects need to do.

Tushar Hazra

Leveraging EA and IoT Synergy for Digital Transformation

by Tushar Hazra

Traditionally, EA has focused on delivering a set of guiding principles, frameworks, reference models, blueprints, and roadmaps to support operational ­excellence as well as strategic business and IT alignment goals. Today this focus is shifting toward lever­aging collaborative, agile, disruptive, and innovative approaches to executing EA practices for digital transformation. Like many thought leaders, I believe that in order to successfully implement a new change, a new EA must be pro­active and customer-oriented. This new EA must be innovative enough to deliver tangible business results more consistently and more frequently to capitalize on the IoT opportunity. EA and IoT together help enterprises to leverage their capabilities (people, process, and technology) while establishing mechanisms or conduits for the digital transformation.