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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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Enterprise Architecture Trap #2 Not Making Progress

2 February 2017

Trap #2 Not Making Progress There is a frankly alarming trend in the EA profession: short-lived EA Teams. High functioning EA teams align their deliverables to the business cycle and use a structured repository. Low-functioning EA teams stand-up, fail, reboot. Repeat. 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, and technique. Join our free EA […]

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Enterprise Architecture Trap #1 Trying to Own Decision Rights

29 January 2017

Trap #1 Trying to Own Decision Rights Stakeholders own the enterprise architecture and all decision rights. They approve the target architecture. They decide how to address compliance failures. 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, and technique. Join our free EA Community. Start today You have heard the phrases: ‘if we only had a […]

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