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An EA Guide to Digital Transformation

An enterprise architecture team has a tall order getting a digital transformation program off the ground. We met up with Gari Garcia, Enterprise Architect IAG GBS, to discuss. We covered a range of great topics including digital strategy formation and development, PMO integration, innovation management, execution and delivery as well as architecture team building.

A Day in Life of a Digital Leader

Paul Preiss is the CEO and Founder of Iasa Global, one of the largest Enterprise and IT architect associations in the world. Through his time at Iasa, Paul has taken the association from a single user group in Austin Tx to an international organization with chapters in over 25 countries. Paul’s vision is a unified architecture […]

On making architectural decisions

It’s hard to argue that the same goal can be achieved by different means. Without restrictions, any decision will be acceptable, and the choice of a supplier of certain technologies, development approaches and utilized patterns and platforms will not have a fundamental impact on the success of the goal. In practice, there are always such

Change and Digital Leadership

The world is at a cross-roads when it comes to technology leadership. And it is time for architects to fill out there place in the new digital age. For most of our history technology has settled into two primary groups; a) fun 'consumer' technology like phones and music players and TVs and Netflix and online

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Becoming Digital Transformers

There is a lot of fear and uncertainty in our profession right now, and rightly so. The architecture practice, especially the enterprise architecture, of the past 10-15 years is dead. I am reasonably certain that architecture never actually lived, just wandered around companies like zombies looking for brains. "Architecting the enterprise" and governance thinking from EA

Why Frameworks Are Killing Architecture

Let me start by contradicting my headline. I love frameworks. DODAF, FEAF, MODAF, TOGAF, Zachman etc. are all excellent tools for architecture teams to use when they are ready and when the team members are skilled enough to use them. Each brings different strengths and weaknesses, and can help an experienced team do very interesting

10 Principles of Architect Team Success

Over the years I have continuously written and commented on the chasm that forms between architecture teams. After 15 years of learning from members and working with them on successes and failures we know there is a relatively simple set of mechanisms by which an architecture team can succeed almost every time. At Iasa we

Form, Structure and Function – Architecture is NOT Emergent

I have recently been studying the implications of Agile on enterprise and technology architecture. As a part of that I was looking through traditional architects relationship to other team members (structural engineers, construction, plumbers, electricians, etc). This has always been a passion of mine as a student of professions but this time I was looking