Category Archives: Philosophy of EBA

Analysts and architects

In a previous post I talked about how we segregate the roles and accountabilities of business analysts and architects in our organisation. I also stated my belief that the “business analyst and architect role are not quite as far apart … Continue reading

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Process or Capability Architecture

An interesting post from Nick Malik recently about how process architectures and capability architectures are different – picking up on an article from Paul Harmon. I’ll be very interested to see the promised “later blog posts”. In the meantime, though, … Continue reading

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Business Architecture: How long?

Interesting article from Jeff Scott at Forrester. The headline for me was “63% [of survey respondents] thought they could create the core business architecture in less than two years” followed up by his caution that this was over-optimistic. I have a lot … Continue reading

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Help needed – How tactical should my architecture be?

Yeah, the title of this post probably didn’t give you much to go on did it? Let me explain… We’re in a service business where our key customers are corporate customers rather than individuals. Our strategy calls for us to … Continue reading

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EBA and the Program Office

I recently had a chance to look into the detail of the P3O work being done by the Office for Government Commerce here in the UK. Now, while I don’t agree with everything they propose as best practice (more on … Continue reading

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Diversity or divergence?

A key question for business architecture in my view. Definitions: Diversity – a point of difference Divergence – separation, division, variation, deviation Architecture needs to support the diversity required by a business while controlling the divergence inherent in the people nature of a business. The way you authenticate … Continue reading

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Pro tip: Learn to speak CXO

One of my quirks is that I like to collect aphorisms about change and architecture. One of my favourites is “People don’t care how much you know until they know how much you care”. You can be the most brilliant architect … Continue reading

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Who owns the EA?

This might sound like a question overheard from an ivory tower. I promise I have a point if you’ll bear with me to the end of this post. It’s generally accepted that architecture as a discipline emerged from the world … Continue reading

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