Eat your vegis or Have A Little Green Tree – getting EA into the Enterprise

I was thinking about how, when I try to get buy-in for doing Enterprise Architecture as a holistic thing, I tend not get very far with the campus. But, when I parse out little EA bits, they catch on. I was thinking about this in terms of the metaphor: Getting Kids To Eat Vegetables. Before … Continue reading Eat your vegis or Have A Little Green Tree – getting EA into the Enterprise

Measuring the value of projects

Jason Uppal of Quickresponse gave a talk on Building Enterprise Architects at the Open Group’s Enterprise Architecture Practitioners Summit. He mentioned that Toyota judges project success based on three corporate objectives: Profit from the Program Market Share Learning These facets got me thinking about our post project reviews. We tend to measure our projects on … Continue reading Measuring the value of projects

EA Practitioners – SOA Reality Check Panel

The panel is reitteratng that you cannot buy SOA in a box. It is an architecture, a long term process and transformation of the enterprise. It is beyond the scope and capability of the I.T. folks but really has to come from business leaders – the C-Level executives. What impact with the economic downturn have … Continue reading EA Practitioners – SOA Reality Check Panel

SOA – Bumps in the Roadmap

In preparing for battle I have always found that plans are useless, but planning is indispensable. Dwight D. Eisenhower Some time ago, I was on the circuit talking about Service Oriented Architecture and a roadmap for moving forward. Since then, we have had many false starts and hit many snags along the path. There is … Continue reading SOA – Bumps in the Roadmap

EDUCAUSE ITANA Constituent Group Meeting

ITANA’s Constituent Group meeting was on Thursday at 4:55PM. Approximately 40 people attended the meeting. Many of the attendees were from newly formed architecture groups. The notes from the meeting are posted on the ITANA.org web site: EDUCAUSE 2007 CG Meeting Notes My slides are posted on the EDUCAUSE Annual Meeting Site: IT Architects Session … Continue reading EDUCAUSE ITANA Constituent Group Meeting

Future State Models

The Gartner Group describes Enterprise Architecture as: “The EA group will translate business vision and strategy into effective enterprise change by creating, communicating and improving the key principles and models that describe the enterprise’s future state and enable its evolution.” The statement that caught my eye was “models that describe the enterprise’s future state”. Keith … Continue reading Future State Models