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.
We have developed a simple yet powerful framework to help business leaders navigate the digital landscape based on four business-focused questions that are at the core of effective governance of digital. We call these questions the four “ares.” In our previous Advisor, we discussed the first two of the “ares”: Are we doing the right things? and Are we doing them the right way? This Advisor explores the two that remain.
Your business architecture knowledgebase should include content for each business architecture domain that you have determined to be applicable for your organization (most or all usually apply). The content for each domain includes names, attributes, and relationships to business architecture domains as well as other domains (e.g., system applications). The knowledgebase can be created and refined over time.
This Advisor considers the impact of the Internet of Things (IoT) on traditional business and technology architectures and introduces the role of EA as an effective methodology for developing and implementing IoT strategies.
The best response to digital disruption from the EA team is to examine the disruption, understand the implications in terms of the components and configuration of the architecture (i.e., translate them into architectural thinking), and present options for responding as potential changes to the architecture. The important thing is to present these options as clearly as possible so that stakeholders can make architecturally informed decisions.
This Advisor offers a model that identifies the big data capabilities needed to connect data analysis with a specific business context and to do it quickly.
Systems that simplify and enable an autopilot mode can help in dealing with complex real-world situations, unless they lead to implicit and unquestioning trust that ends up taking relevant human intelligence out of the loop.
This Advisor describes the first step in implementing a digital backbone: scoping. It draws on the lessons the author has learned in his work with transformational change in technology organizations.
A business architecture tool provides a repository for maintaining business architecture content and the ability to generate a wide array of blueprints and reports, which are then used for purposes of analysis and communication in various business scenarios.