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The Basics of Enterprise Architecture Governance: Everything You Need to Know

20 June 2021

Conceptually speaking, enterprise architecture (EA) is the process of how organizations organize and standardize their IT infrastructure in alignment with their goals.  Are you having a hard time catching up with the fast-paced, ever-changing technological environment? Do you have customers looking for newer products to keep up with advancements in technology? If you said yes to these questions, enterprise architecture might be the help you need. Don’t worry; if you’re unsure how it can help you, this article tackles the very basics of enterprise architecture. Learn the basics of enterprise architecture and achieve your goals by implementing this helpful guide in your organization. What Is Enterprise Architecture Governance? Enterprise architecture (EA) governance is a system comprising the essential elements of business management. It includes strong […]

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Everything You Need to Know About Getting a TOGAF Certification

20 June 2021

In this era where everything is accessible online, it is very important to have programs to drive IT plans to success. That’s why it would be best if you had a successful IT architecture. To obtain a successful IT architecture, you need to learn more about TOGAF. What Is TOGAF? The Open Group Architectural Framework, or more commonly known by its acronym as TOGAF, is an architectural framework. Learning more about TOGAF will benefit you the most if you want to pursue a more productive approach to IT architecture. It is a very functional tool to use in developing a wide range of various IT architectures. It also allows you to design, evaluate, then build the perfect architecture for your organization.  It is a very […]

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What Is TOGAF Certification?

8 June 2021

TOGAF certification is itself based on four areas of specialization, also known as architecture domains. They all fit under one unifying framework and methodology intended to make the development of enterprise-level software more straightforward and manageable by those responsible for doing the work. In addition to designing, planning and implementing enterprise-level IT architecture, TOGAF also speaks to the seamless management of those same systems, reducing errors and issues as well as budgets, and aligning everything with general business interests. As we mentioned, a TOGAF certification is based on four different specialization areas. They are business architecture, data architecture, applications architecture and technical architecture. Each are intended to support and get the most out of your IT resources while rewarding the best and brightest with ideal […]

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How EA Consulting Can Benefit Your Organization

8 June 2021

Enterprise architecture consulting, also known as EA consulting, can be a boon to any company that relies on their IT infrastructure to leverage the power of their resources and get more done. Whether you’re aware of it or not, it’s likely that your modern business already depends on EA, so it only makes sense to take your network architecture to the next level in support of your overall business goals. But for most companies, that’s easier said than done. Some organizations may know that they need to get more out of their IT infrastructure, but continuing demand makes it hard to reorganize a network that still needs to function at a high level each and every day. However, EA consulting can help your organization get […]

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Enterprise Architecture Trap #195 Not following the conversation

30 January 2021

Trap #195 – Not following the conversation Architecture concerns are the criteria to assess acceptability. Enterprise architects’ highest value is assisting stakeholders identify the best path to improving their organization. Then provide the governance tool for the stakeholder to gain the expected improvement. Too many EA teams are low functioning. Literally hanging on by their fingernails. If you see these practices, stop! Stop now! Eject while you still can. Enterprise Architecture Graveyard Tests for a Wicked Problem We do not understand the problem until after the formulation of a solution The problem has no stopping rule Solutions to the problem are not right or wrong Problem and solutions are essentially novel and unique Every solution is a ‘one shot operation’ We cannot compare given alternative […]

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Navigate Content Framework Available

31 May 2020

Navigate Content Framework Released Intro Heading What is a Conexiam Navigate Atlas Best practice enterprise architecture ensures that the central questions the business needs answered are in focus. To achieve tight focus, you must ruthlessly minimize the information gathered, analyzed, stored and maintained. Every component that used in the models in an EA repository must be sustained, as well as the relationships and properties. The number of interim architecture states and options analyzed multiplies the information maintenance burden. Based upon the question an EA Team are asked to address Navigate is custom configured. Core Navigate contains the absolute minimum information. Different purposes call for different data requirements. Conexiam’s specialized Atlases extended Navigate seamlessly. This method allows substantially smaller information demands and crisp focus on expected […]

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Enterprise Architecture Trap #7 Asking the Easy Question

25 April 2017

Trap #7 – Asking the Easy Question Enterprise architects are in the room to address hard questions. Questions whose answers serve divergent outcomes. Crash and burn stories Too many EA teams are low functioning. Literally hanging on by their fingernails. If you see these practices, stop! Stop now! Enterprise Architecture Graveyard Just the Basics Be a better architect Join our free 90-day personal enterprise architect kickstart. Learn the same techniques we use mentoring enterprise architects during a Predictable EA engagement. Conexiam’s EA Community provides regular professional development updates, tools, and technique. Join our free EA Community. Start today Just the Basics Enteprise Architect’s Guide Download the Enterprise Architect’s Guide. TOGAF series guide on delivering useful enterprise architecture We sit and listen to the explanation of […]

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Enterprise Architecture Trap #53 Starting from Scratch

18 February 2017

Trap #53 Starting From Scratch High functioning EA Teams are efficient. They aggressively use other people’s reference architectures. They leverage an EA repository. Crash and burn stories Low-functioning EA Teams. One anti-pattern after another. If you see these practices, stop! Stop now! Eject while you still can. Enterprise Architecture Graveyard Just the basics Enterprise Architect’s Guide Download the Enterprise Architect’s Guide a TOGAF Series Guide on developing useful enterprise architecture. Be a better architect Free 90-day Personal Enterprise Architect Kickstart to be a better architect. Weekly recorded webinar, with downloads Free EA Community Membership Free training, guidance, tools and techniques from Conexiam Consulting Start today “I think we’ll have to revisit the definition of ….” “we have to get the ‘current stakeholder requirements’” “is there […]

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Enterprise Architecture Trap #67 Confusing Roles

13 February 2017

Trap #67 Confusing Roles Enterprise architects know their role is to facilitate a better decision. Their value proposition comes from analysis. They support people who own complex decisions – the stakeholder. Crash and burn stories Low-functioning EA Teams. One anti-pattern after another. If you see these practices, stop! Stop now! Eject while you still can. Enterprise Architecture Graveyard Just the basics Enterprise Architect’s Guide Download the Enterprise Architect’s Guide a TOGAF Series Guide on developing useful enterprise architecture. Be a better architect Free 90-day Personal Enterprise Architect Kickstart to be a better architect. Weekly recorded webinar, with downloads Free EA Community Membership Free training, guidance, tools and techniques from Conexiam Consulting Start today The specialist stands, speaks, and assumes that their view of the world […]

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Enterprise Architecture Trap #16 Just the Architecture Diagram

5 February 2017

Trap #16 Just the Diagram Enterprise architects at the top of their game develop architecture. An enterprise architecture is useful while it is being developed, and after the stakeholder approves it. We use diagrams. They are only part of the delivery of useful architecture. Often a small part. Crash and burn stories Low-functioning EA Teams. One anti-pattern after another. If you see these practices, stop! Stop now! Eject while you still can. Enterprise Architecture Graveyard Enteprise Architect’s Guide Download the Enterprise Architect’s Guide. TOGAF series guide on delivering useful enterprise architecture Be a better architect Join our free 90-day personal enterprise architect kickstart. Learn the same techniques we use mentoring enterprise architects during a Predictable EA engagement. Conexiam’s EA Community provides regular professional development updates, tools, […]

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