Real Enterprise Architecture Roadmaps don’t have roads. Use scenarios to manage uncertainty & the lifecycle of your roadmap.
Attendees of the Open Group London conference are welcome to join the Open Group’s EA Best Practice Development Workshop on Wednesday Oct 23 9:30-12:30. In the workshop, we will explore best practice and benchmarking based assessment of enterprise architecture management and process maturity. Our purpose is to enable organizations to identify and execute improvements that deliver real business value.
During the workshop an EA Capability Model, Assessment and Best Practice framework will be presented. As a participant you are expected to ask questions, make comments and influence the development of the framework. Your experience, expectations and requirements will through a series of round table discussion sessions.
In developing this best practice and benchmarking it is very important that the Architecture Forum understand the views of Open Group customer organizations that do Enterprise Architecture in-house, as well as experts in the field.
This workshop has very limited space and requires a reservation. To attend you must be registered at the Open Group conference and have a workshop reservation. To obtain a reservation please contact Raina Wissing (r.wissing(at)opengroup.org)
Limiting stakeholders to the visible, the supportive and those whose power you want to see is common. So are failed architecture projects. Effective enterprise architecture requires you to identify real stakeholders and to ensure their real concerns are addressed. Even if they are hostile or indifferent. Business transformation, especially in finance and government, is filled with invisible, hostile and indifferent stakeholders – lets explore how to find and address them.
- Spotting invisible and hostile stakeholders
- Crafting an architecture that addresses the real set or real requirements
- When to wear body armor to meetings
Originally presented at the Open Group Philadelphia conference July 17, 2013.
Conversation about the fundamental barriers Conexiam observes in our consulting services with architecture teams – failure to create a Target Architecture that addresses Stakeholder needs
Target architecture, and the resulting roadmap, is the fast path to effective business engagement. Change leaders are looking for help effecting transformation. Dave explores the real and self-imposed barriers to developing Target Architecture; and why most ‘Targets’ look more like the first Transition Architecture.
Presented at CEAF, an architecture practitioner’s community in Canada
Conexiam’s consulting team members work in a variety of fields.
Janet Beauvais, one of our lead consultants in our Ottawa office, is completing a research sabbatical at McGill University – Desautels Faculty of Management. While there, Janet co-authored “Global Value Chains & Agrifood standards: Challenges and possibilities for smallholders in developing countries” with Joonkoo Lee (Hanyang University; Social Science Research Institute, Duke University) and Gary Gereffi (Duke University – Department of Sociology – Director, Center on Globalization, Governance & Competitiveness).
The paper discusses how the rise of private food standards has brought forth an ongoing debate about whether they work as a barrier for smallholders and hinder poverty reduction in developing countries. This paper uses a global value chain approach to explain the relationship between value chain structure and agrifood safety and quality standards. It also discusses the challenges and possibilities this entails for the upgrading of smallholders. It maps four potential value chain scenarios depending on the degree of concentration in the markets for agrifood supply (farmers and manufacturers) and demand (supermarkets and other food retailers) and discusses the impact of lead firms and key intermediaries on smallholders in different chain situations. Each scenario is illustrated with case examples. Theoretical and policy issues are discussed, along with proposals for future research in terms of industry structure, private governance, and sustainable value chains.
It was published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, vol. 109, no. 31 (July 31, 2012), pp. 12326-12331. Part of Special Feature on “Agriculture Development and Nutrition Security.”
We are very proud that Janet’s paper is in the top-ten downloaded from the Social Science Research Network in the Agriculture category.