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.
The knowledgebase is the foundation of business architecture. Without it, we cannot achieve the benefits and vision that the discipline intends to provide. A business architecture knowledgebase enables an organization to do the following:
This Executive Update is the second in a series that focuses on how to accelerate the development of an organization’s business architecture. It explores how to leverage reference models to further accelerate business architecture development.
For nearly all counter-strategies, a company must look at its digital assets in relation to each other and to the present digital landscape — that is, the enterprise architecture.
Whether we choose to face it or not, digital disruption is here to stay. Whether we choose to accept it or not, digital disruption will affect every enterprise. The jury on our digitized future is still out, and it may be some time before it comes to a unanimous conclusion. In the meantime, there are plenty of serious writers and researchers who predict some significant changes in our world. In this Advisor, I sketch some of these ideas so that you can consider them in your future planning scenarios.
One way to better understand the customer is through data about that customer.
Many enterprise architecture (EA) teams struggle with creating a program that demonstrates the level of strategic value that they believe EA should have. Taking actionable steps to remove many of the most common roadblocks to growing the strategic nature of your EA program takes time. For most programs beginning the journey to strategic engagement, I strongly recommend dividing up the enterprise into business segments and applying EA to one (or at most two) segment(s) at a time.
We can define the real test of maturity through a key set of characteristics that demonstrate acceptance of, and commitment to, the discipline.
The ability to link smaller chunks of capabilities and resources together into patterns that generate value may hold the key to a more modern enterprise.