A few months ago I was flying UA5559 from Chicago to Calgary. United diverted us to Williston, ND, and stranded us there for hours. I’d like to say thanks to everyone at United for the diversion. First, I want to be clear. The diversion was uncomfortable, inconvenient and turned a 3-hour 50-minute flight into a […]
Over the past few years, we have been synthesizing Conexiam’s experience in a consistent practice. Today, with the Open Group, we published the latest World Class EA whitepaper, “A Leader’s Approach to Establishing and Evolving an EA Capability” available from The Open Group. The “Leader’s Guide” is the first time Conexiam has published our approach […]
Real Enterprise Architecture Roadmaps don’t have roads. Use scenarios to manage uncertainty & the lifecycle of your roadmap.
Stakeholder engagement is the foundation of good architecture. In the real-world, stakeholder engagement is usually discussed as stakeholder management. All too often it is delivered as stakeholder manipulation, where the EA sells their preferences to the stakeholder. It is a common saying that initiatives have about as much ability to choose their stakeholders as children […]
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 […]
If I were going to improve TOGAF I would: Separate guidance on how to use the TOGAF framework from the framework. Today good guidance is embedded, but all guidance is purpose specific. Embedded guidance also makes configuration more difficult, and creates confusion when specific guidance is not appropriate to all circumstances. With guidance removed, keep the framework […]