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Andrew Guitarte
Article

Compliments to the CHEF: A Cognitive and Heuristics-Based Emergent Financial Management Tool

by Dr Andrew Guitarte

Andrew Guitarte describes the paradigm of big data analysis and how it “shifts from manual to auto­mated, dependent to autonomous, isolated to context-aware, product-driven to needs-based, batch to real-time, and static to streaming.” This paradigm shift is important especially in the context of automated wealth advisory services where the organization of otherwise unstructured data is vital. His article takes us into the realms of business capability architecture (BCA) and presents a cognitive and heuristics-based emergent financial management (aka CHEF) tool that can be used effectively in emergent decision-making processes of bank employees, shareholders, and their customers.


Whynde Kuehn
Advisor

Business Architecture: Looking Back and Looking Forward to 2018

by Whynde Kuehn

The adoption of business architecture has continued to increase globally — and at a faster pace than ever — demonstrating that the discipline is here to stay. This Advisor provides a brief reflection on the state of business architecture to date and a glimpse into the future.


Balaji Prasad
Advisor

Rearchitecting the Architecture Paradigm

by Balaji Prasad

In the heat of practicing architecture within organizations, it is easy to lose sight of the fact that “architecture” is not a real thing. It is a paradigm: a metaphor transplanted from other fields in which the idea of architecture was firmly and usefully established.


Aluru Chandra
Advisor

Taking the Lead with Major Incident Management

by Aluru Chandra

What is the role of a Major Incident Manager (MIM)? Should he or she be technically skilled or business savvy or process oriented? This Advisor suggests some core competencies for MIMs. 


Whynde Kuehn
Advisor

Benefits of CX Design and Business Architecture Collaboration

by Whynde Kuehn

The emergence of CX design as a key discipline practiced by many organizations has opened up some questions about how it relates to business architecture.


Bhuvan Unhelkar
Executive Update

BDFAB: A Roadmap for Strategic Adoption of Big Data

by Bhuvan Unhelkar

This Executive Update outlines a roadmap for big data adoption based on the Big Data Framework for Agile Business (BDFAB). My last two Updates on big data strategies addressed overcoming the big data strategy lacuna and the importance of extracting the 5th “V” for value from big data. This Update builds on my previous two by demonstrating how organizations can adopt big data.


Figure 1 — Digital transformation is a continuous journey, and EA plays a vital role in managing the complexity involved.
Advisor

Packing EA for the Digital Business and IT Transformation Journey

by Seema Jain, by Vipin Jain

We believe that having a successful, well-connected, and respected enterprise architecture (EA) group with experienced enterprise architects is critically important in an organization’s effort to become a successful digital business. EA provides an approach for understanding and managing the complexity of digital transformation.


Whynde Kuehn
Executive Update

Untangling Customer Journeys, Value Chains, Value Streams, and Business Processes

by Whynde Kuehn

Customer journeys, value chains, value streams, and business processes are four organiza­tional views that tend to bring about questions and confusion. On the surface, each of these artifacts may appear to have some similar elements, such as the business vocabulary they use or the fact that they represent some concept of “flow.” However, as this Executive Update clarifies, all four views differ in both intention and representation and thus should be clearly differentiated from each other.