Now well into my 3rd decade in corporate IT, I decided that my role is now to (a) unveil and disseminate a new understanding of internal issues affecting the net value of information technology investments in medium to large organizations; (b) define a framework to help organizations build a roadmap for a better aligned distribution of corporate IT roles and accountabilities; (c) help organizations define new measures of corporate IT performance that yield quality and agility; (d) redesign IT governance standards to go from mere investment control to managed business assets.
Why am I involved with Architectural Thinking?
In the new era of corporate IT that is bound to materialize, sooner for those that understood the issues and why change is needed, and later for those that will continue to suffer from an IT engagement model that cannot deliver speed and quality commensurate with the levels of investments, architecture is the cornerstone. The way architects will be engaged, the place where architecture will sit within the organization and vis-à-vis external partnerships are pivotal for true value creation. Business architecture, the most underplayed and misunderstood form of architecture must gain its place, right where it ought to be: within the business and right beside businesspersons. The overly awaited bridging of business and IT must happen and can only start at the architecture level. The best businesses will be those based on an articulated vision: an architected one. The best business analyses are those that combine with architecture skills and practices. Business architecture is also where the initial feed to other architectures needs to come from. In a future where IT building blocks will increasingly be commoditized, we may come to a point where the remaining corporate IT could solely be architecture. That is why AT, with its approach to simplify enterprise architecture is so compelling. We must elevate the architecture frameworks to a level where businesspersons can comprehend and aren’t shied away by overly detailed practices that make EA look like yet another geeky monster.
More About Me
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