July 30, 2009
In response to several inquiries, we have created a survey to the larger community to understand your needs for high-quality, practical and pragmatic education including conferences, workshops, webinars, roundtables, etc. Please take a few minutes to complete this short survey.
DRAWING – At the end of the survey you will be asked if you would optionally like to enter a drawing for a complimentary one hour Mentoring Teleconference to discuss your IT Leadership, EA, Portfolio Management, Governance, IT Strategy, Alignment, Cost Containment or Transformational Initiatives.
June 26, 2009
Coherency Management: Architecting the Enterprise for Alignment, Agility and Assurance - Editors: Gary Doucet, John Gotze, Pallab Saha, and Scott Bernard. The book introduces the idea of Coherency Management, and asserts that this is the primary outcome goal of an enterprise’s architecture.
Look for our chapter on Enterprise Architecture for Chief Executive Officers.
Availability is scheduled for July, 2009. See our News page for up to date information.
June 26, 2009
The SIM Guide to Enterprise Architecture – Edited by: Leon A. Kappelman. This book is a project of the Society for Information Management’s Enterprise Architecture Working Group. EAdirections has been a member of this important group since its inception. The book reflects the research, analysis and thought leadership of a rich and diverse set of contributors.
Look for the EAdirections chapter on A Pragmatic Approach to a Highly Effective Enterprise Architecture Program.
Publication date is October, 2009. See our News page for up to date information.
June 26, 2009
The Center for the Advancement of the Enterprise Architecture Profession (CAEAP) is presenting a document entitled “Enterprise Architecture Doctrine” at their Summit event in late June. As members of CAEAP, we have received a preview version. This represents CAEAP’s position on the values and principles of the practice and profession of EA.
We are happy to see that many of the values and principles that we advocate in our approach to EA, as published in Cornerstone, are a part of CAEAP’s doctrine. Long believers in principles-based EA, the notion of providing a set of foundation values and principles for all EA’s to follow is very encouraging.
We believe that the efforts of organizations like CAEAP in standardizing and formalizing aspects of the practice and profession of EA can only help increase the value that EA can contribute to an organization. We see countless organizations that struggle with the basic notions of EA due to a lack of common understanding, definitions, methods, models and activities associated with EA. Hopefully the values, principles and approach to EA from Cornerstone and CAEAP’s Doctrine can become the foundation for EA in most organizations.