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 ability to link smaller chunks of capabilities and resources together into patterns that generate value may hold the key to a more modern enterprise.
Organizations that desire to leverage business architecture for transformation, better strategy execution, or various types of decision making need to build their business architecture knowledgebase first before they can fully benefit from the discipline. This Executive Update is the first in a series that describes how to accelerate the development of an organization’s business architecture.
Clearly, if your bit of code must talk to a database over here and a Web server over there, then a bit of architecture goes a long way.
Working with business leaders, we have developed a simple yet powerful framework to help them navigate the digital landscape. It is based on four business-focused questions that are at the core of effective governance of digital and that every business leader should have in his or her head. We call these questions the four “ares.” In this Advisor, we discuss two of the “ares.”
Transformation leaders need to balance the pressures of delivering incremental value in short sprints to the customer or consumer to demonstrate value with the need to ensure that they leverage the best possible enterprise resources and align with broader corporate goals and strategies.
In this Executive Update, we explore some of the truths about the business architect role, potential focuses for the role, career path options, and what the future holds for a discipline that finds itself at the heart of business and technology change.
What are disruptors doing that we can learn from and shape the EA toward?
We believe that at the heart of the ability to manage an ongoing and multilayered organizational transformation rests a sophisticated enterprise architecture capability with a specific charter to act as a transformation engine connecting strategic intent and execution excellence.