Understand Your Organisational DNA
Through Enterprise Architecture (EA) and its associated disciplines, leading organisations learn to really understand the structure of their complex business enterprises. Providing the knowledge and agility to optimally plan and architect every business change and react to market opportunity and challenge.
The Practice of Strategy & Architecture
Skilled architecture ‘practices’ (or teams), expertly align corporate vision, business strategy and cohesive tactical programmes and objectives. Delving deeper to model competitive markets, products, build value chains, define business capabilities and organisational structures, model and engineer business processes, understand data and information flows and architect software systems and technology infrastructures. Introducing governance, integration and security processes to safely manage the business landscape. Defining superior business operating models and creating the roadmaps & transformational blueprints to achieve the desired organisational state.
Good, Bad & Ugly Enterprise Architecture
Companies invest lots of money in 'architects'. Good ones prosper whilst weak ones simply destroy the reputation of a critical business activity. Knowing how to create a high value architecture practice of complementary skills and individuals is our core capability.
High Performing Strategy & Architecture Practices drive competitive advantage. Working across business and IT boundaries and identifying high value business changes unhindered by narrow views, company politics and corporate inertia.
Badly performing practices remain entrenched in technology, endless process modelling and technical design. Consuming costs for low value outputs until eventually self-combusting through lack of support or business adoption.
Ugly architecture practices never achieve either outcome, assuming ivory tower status and continuing to burn cost, time and energy.
The Roles & Disciplines of Enterprise Architecture
Enterprise Architecture, performed by enterprise architects, takes an overarching view of all the architecture activities. Usually under the leadership of a Chief Architect or CTO. They are supported by Business Architects, Data & Information Architects, Applications Architects, Technology Architects and supporting Solutions Architects.. In mature organisations, Business Analysts support the architecture function.