You have heard the phrases: ‘if we only had a mandate‘; ‘we need a design authority‘; ‘the business unit is doing their own thing again.’ All these phrases mean the same thing; the EA team thinks they own a single decision. Falsely believing your team owns the decision leads only one way. What masquerades as […]
Far too many EA Teams are destined for the Architecture Graveyard. Currently the lifecycle of EA teams is short – a couple of years and the team is side-lined, shut-down, reset or re-booted. Many organizations have a continuous cycle of initiation, side-lining, and re-booting. The mistakes made by enterprise architects and team leaders are remarkably consistent. […]
Conexiam’s Ed Harrington in association with great set of peers at the Open Group led by Somasundram Balakrushnan, Salesforce.com & Ovace Mamnoon, Hewlett Packard Enterprise have published “Microservices Architecture” The paper provides a clear and specific definition of Microservices and MSA, distills their core principles and key characteristics, and provides a comparison of MSA with […]
Sriram Sabesan, of Conexiam has been elected to the position of Supplier Member Representative to the Open Group Governing Board. Sri will represent the Supplier Members of the Open Group. His term is until mid-year 2019. Sri is actively involved in the development of different Open Group standards in multiple forums and has participated in […]
Dave Hornford & Samantha Toder presenting at the Open Group’s April 2016 conference in London. A pair of conversations about putting the IT4IT Reference Architecture to work in previous Conexiam engagements Looking at the questions: Does IT4IT accelerate the enterprise architecture journey? Do we get a better target and more achievable road maps?
Experience has shown that there no one right structure, purpose or design for an EA Team. Organizations have focused their EA on strategy or portfolio or project or a combination of these. Best practice EA teams enable organizational change leaders, particular transformation efforts, focused on broad continuous improvement initiatives. For many the default position is […]