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TOGAF® ADM Phase F – Craft the Implementation Plan

14 August 2022

TOGAF® ADM Phase F – Craft the Implementation Plan TOGAF ADM Phase F crafts the Implementation Plan. Executing Implementation Plans are how enterprises directs change. A Phase F Implementation Plan will use one, two, twenty or more change projects. It doesn’t matter whether you are using Portfolio or Program to manage change. Craft the Implementation Plan to support your organization’s improvement. TOGAF 10 is clear, the purpose of enterprise architecture is to guide effective change. Effective change means we execute plans and projects. TOGAF ADM Phase F represents a transition from where the enterprise architecture process transitions to the control of change leaders. Without executing change, enterprise architecture is a pointless activity. TOGAF separates the Phase F Implementation Plan from the Phase E Architecture Roadmap […]

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Five Goals for an Architecture Review Board

12 August 2022

Five Goals for an Architecture Review Board Every Architecture Review Board should follow five simple goals. We all know that an architecture review board is a governing body. It has a central role in both parts of enterprise architecture governance–approval of the target architecture and implementation governance. In short, a good architecture review board ensures we follow best practices to develop an enterprise architecture, and when executing projects, we follow the enterprise architecture. Download the Enterprise Architecture Governor’s Guide Architecture Review Board Myths We need to dispel a few myths about an Architecture Review Board It is about Architecture, not Technology It manages the enterprise architecture governance process, not deciding It requires alignment to organizational priority, not traditional IT preferences It serves enterprise change, not […]

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Features of a Modern Architecture Review Board

12 August 2022

Features of a Modern Architecture Review Board A modern Architecture Review Board is required to support agile development and an agile enterprise. Establish effective architecture governance without bureaucracy. Conexiam’s enterprise architecture consulting has developed modern architecture review boards in several business sectors. We routinely develop enterprise architecture teams, which will include establishing effective architecture governance with a modern Architecture Review Board. This article explains the features of a modern Architecture Review Board. Traditional Architecture Review Boards tried to sustain a decision-making role. They recommended and approved IT and organizational standards, as well as recommending and approving solutions. This model only worked for the waterfall deployment of long-lived IT systems. Download the Enterprise Architecture Governor’s Guide What is an Enterprise Architecture Review Board? Lets start with […]

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TOGAF® ADM Phase E – Build the Architecture Roadmap

7 August 2022

TOGAF® ADM Phase E – Build the Architecture Roadmap TOGAF ADM Phase E develops the architecture roadmap. Useful architecture roadmaps ensure the enterprise architects guide effective change. Without a roadmap, enterprise architecture is just a knowledge building exercise. TOGAF Phase E and architecture roadmaps deliver on the purpose of enterprise architecture. They enable effective change. Guiding effective change requires the Architecture Roadmap developed in TOGAF ADM Phase E. Developing four foundational enterprise architecture domains. To create a complete enterprise architecture is pointless without the architecture roadmap. TOGAF 10 is direct – enterprise architecture guides effective change, and the architecture roadmap is central to change planning. Digital transformation requires orchestrating change in business operations, organization design, the software portfolio, and infrastructure. You will never achieve the […]

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TOGAF® ADM Phase D – Develop the Technology Architecture

1 August 2022

TOGAF® ADM Phase D – Develop the Technology Architecture We develop the technology architecture in TOGAF ADM Phase D. A good technology architecture has the critical constraints on technology and infrastructure that enable your application and data architecture. Constraints that enable the choices of purchasing, integrating, and developing software. Constraints that drive you on premise, to a private cloud, our public cloud PaaS. Without these top-level constraints, detail inside any specific technology is of little practical value. The TOGAF Standard is clear about two things. First, the technology architecture to directly supports the information systems architecture (application and data) to enable the business architecture. Second, we do not develop domain architectures sequentially. Digital transformation requires the right IT Architecture. A good technology architecture is required […]

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TOGAF® ADM Phase C – Develop the Application Architecture

24 July 2022

TOGAF® ADM Phase C – Develop the Application Architecture We develop information systems architecture, which is made of the application architecture and data architecture, in TOGAF ADM Phase C. Application Architecture is one of the four foundational enterprise architecture domains. TOGAF is very clear – application and data architecture are inseparable and exists to enable the business architecture. In a modern digitally transformed enterprise, choices in one architecture domain enable, deliver, or block outcomes in other domains. Business objectives depend upon the right IT Architecture. Best practice application architecture will focus on critical constraints that limit freed of choice purchasing, integrating and developing software. Application architecture will tell you when to use SaaS, buy commercial software, whether to use large suites or not, or and […]

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TOGAF® ADM Phase B – Develop the Business Architecture

27 June 2022

TOGAF® ADM Phase B – Develop the Business Architecture We develop business architecture in TOGAF ADM Phase B. The business architecture is one of the four foundational enterprise architecture domains. TOGAF is very clear – your application and data architecture exist to enable the business architecture. Good business architects are not translators from ‘the business‘ to the IT department. When translation occurs, you can have confidence that there is no coherent business architecture. Instead, you have a set of random hope and dreams unconstrained and missing trade-off. That failed paradigm is a warning sign, and the enterprise architecture team will always be low maturity. High functioning EA Teams do not use their business architects as translators or the communication channel with ‘the business.’ Good EA teams […]

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Download Business Architecture Capability Assessment Guide

27 June 2022

Download Business Architecture Capability Assessment Guide Download a Business Architecture Capability Assessment Guide. Capability-based planning is one of the most powerful business architecture improvement techniques. Best practice of capability-based planning uses capability as a management concept to facilitate planning and executing improvements in the ability to do something useful. Best practice capability-based development uses attributes to measure the improvements that matter. Download Business Architecture Capability Assessment Download Business Architecture Capability Assessment Guide Use reference models to provide consistency and speed to your business architecture development. Good business architects use attributes and scores to simplify the complexity of business change. Your organization is unique. So is its business architecture. Using a standard taxonomy allows  you to focus on where your organization must excel, and your  unique […]

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TOGAF® ADM Phase G – Ensure Value with Implementation Governance

19 June 2022

TOGAF® ADM Phase G – Ensure Value with Implementation Governance Enterprise architects deliver value in two ways in TOGAF ADM Phase G. They will help the implementation team understand the expected value and constraints on freedom of choice. They will help stakeholders decide what to do when an implementation project is failing to deliver value or not following the constraints in the architecture. Developing the best enterprise architecture is only the beginning. In TOGAF Phase G, your organization changes to seize the opportunities and dodge the threats. In Phase G, you are creating success. You keep focus on expected value. Expected value always comes when the improvement is used. We do not realize value on project completion. In fact, de-risking a project often de-values it. […]

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Business Architect’s Approach to IT

12 June 2022

Business Architect’s Approach to Architecting the IT Department using TOGAF A Business Architect‘s approach to architecting an IT Department is a straightforward architecture development problem. How do we optimize a modern IT organization? Most IT organizations result from haphazard development without an understanding or focus on their support for the operating model of the company. They have reacted to a mixture of random organizational pressures and technology change. Most often, the organizational design and structure driven by the technology implemented. Learn about Enterprise Architecture Certification Business Architect’s Approach to Architecting the IT Department using TOGAF At a Glance Why Create A Business Architecture for the Information Technology Department Value of Good Business Architecture Business Architecture of the IT Department What is the TOGAF Framework Best […]

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