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Enterprise Architecture

Enterprise Architecture

When well implemented, EA has the architecture guiding principles & road maps for change.

When well implemented, EA has the architecture guiding principles & road maps for change.

How we can help

Increasing EA’s impact has clear strategic benefits: more value from technology investments, better decision-making processes, higher business agility, more mature architectures, and better capabilities able to meet the organization’s unique needs. Harvesting these benefits, though, is challenging as it requires focus on the development of a few organizational characteristics.

Architecture professionals often struggle with their architecture functions being sub-optimally positioned and unable to demonstrate the value their capabilities create. Moreover, many executives do not have a consistent view of what to expect from enterprise architecture (EA).The bottom line is that most organizations need a better model for their architecture functions, one that supports the strategic priorities of the organization and makes better use of EA’s potential.

Our team brings skills and experience in Enterprise Architecture, which helps clients with the use of structured methods to plan and design complex business changes. In its simplest terms, we help clients use enterprise architecture to align the design of a business and its critical resources with its strategic vision.

Our practitioners use standardized models or blueprints to analyze the design of an enterprise to help identify business improvement opportunities. We then create a road map of change projects that are traceable to the strategic intent of the business. Improvements might include innovations in products and services, organizational structure and business processes, the quality and timeliness of business information, or the contribution of its IT.

When well implemented, EA employs the architecture guiding principles and practices to help articulate business and technology priorities and requirements, models, scenarios and road maps for change. EA also takes responsibility for planning change initiatives and providing guidance during their execution. Most often these initiatives concern the deployment of new and innovative capabilities, as well as the ongoing optimization of the architectures and technology portfolios supporting these capabilities.

Potential benefits from investing in EA are:

  • Higher value from technology investments
  • Better IT governance and management processes
  • Increased business agility
  • EA expertise as source of competitive advantage

 

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