Guidance in Delivering Value through Architecture
You can create and deploy business and enterprise architectures that improve organizational understanding, increase business opportunities, support agility, and deliver value. Cutter’s Architecture team delivers continuous insights based on their hands-on experience assisting organizations worldwide.
This Advisor is a call to pause — to ponder where architecture has been and where it is and to provide a framework within which to do that.
Similar to the semantics of user stories, which always express change, it is beneficial to describe architecture as a series of changes — structural changes through time. The smaller the gap between the architecture representation of the architecture and its realization, both in expressiveness and timing, the more relevant the architectural changes.
The emerging nature of smart automation technologies requires a holistic architecture-centric design. The business must address design considerations such as trust, transparency, security, and bias to create successful smart automation. In this Advisor, we explore efficiency and continuous learning considerations as well as compliance issues associated with the use of smart automation technologies.
When an organization decides to structure the teams that look after its digital products and platforms into feature teams, the technology stack must closely follow that structure. Most organizations, however, do not structure their technology stacks in this way, and the challenges that we observe today when trying to make changes at speed are usually attributable to that misalignment.
The cognitive enterprise offers a business-driven vision for organizations where technology is merely a means to an end. This Advisor explores some common scenarios that manifest within a cognitive enterprise.
Given the distributed nature and the potential uncertainty of the elements contained in any blockchain event, validation is an essential component. In this Advisor, we discuss how blockchain could improve trust in, and dependability of, the business process under automation.
This Executive Update offers an approach for calculating ROBAI to help business architecture teams better demonstrate their value and impact.
This Executive Update provides insights into how the cognitive enterprise can proactively protect itself from risks and security incursions by building business-driven safeguards into its underlying DNA.