Twitter handle: DanAston

Company: erwin

Email: daston@erwin.com

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Describing the assets of the enterprise in a clear and structured way can be a difficult task. And communicating stakeholder needs when making changes to that architecture can seem impossible. Often, enterprise architects will use a variety of custom or homegrown solutions, but there is a better way – the standard language from the Open…

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I’m in Australia this week at The Open Group conference in Sydney, giving two presentations that are related to each other in many ways. The first presentation is a case study on the work we have been doing with IBM around strategic planning and enterprise architecture. The message here is that enterprise architecture is a…

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Adoption. Seen as an immovable object and an obstacle we frequently encounter in the workplace. We try and consistently fail to change the attitudes of our peers – opposing mindsets are now a common feature when implementing business transformation. It has long been the mission of EA practitioners to get the right people motivated in…

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Every organization we’re talking to right now is, at some level, managing roadmap initiatives. We’ve seen countless organizations using Microsoft PowerPoint or Excel vying for continuity but struggling with maintenance and preservation. It’s been apparent for a while that roadmaps are an important viewpoint for various stakeholders in an organization; and the industry is slowly…

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Roadmaps are a fundamental part of strategic planning and enterprise architecture. It allows businesses to map out a set of actions that are required to move from where it is today, to where it wants to go; those actions turn into plans. Roadmapping enables organizations to tie strategy to deliverables using enterprise architecture, crucial for…

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In our last post, Roadmaps in Enterprise Architecture: Current Vs Future States Architectures, we linked our approach into IBM Rational System Architect® so that you could see a real world implementation of roadmapping in an Enterprise Architecture tool. In this third instalment we discuss producing work packages that represent pieces of work and how these tie to roadmaps to drive change….

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In the last blog post, Roadmaps in Enterprise Architecture: Work Packages and Timelines, we discussed producing work packages that represent pieces of work and how these tie to roadmaps to drive change. Our approach is linked to EA tooling so that you can see real-world examples of Roadmapping in an Enterprise Architecture tool. In this final…

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Undoubtedly, there is a need for organizations to embrace enterprise architecture (EA). How else would you be able to change and respond to business and IT needs without first of all writing down what you have, want and need? The old adage that anything of any complexity needs to be modelled before it can be…

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When adopting an Agile approach to enterprise architecture, kanbans provide a great way to move work forward at ease to achieve an end goal or objective. Kanban boards provide a “work in progress” view of our enterprise architecture concepts. They provide an ideal way to track the visibility and status of our work in progress…

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In a corporate sense, innovation management is about quickly and effectively implementing your organization goals through the adoption of innovative ideas, products, processes and business models. Most organizations are beginning to realize that to drive business growth and maintain a competitive advantage, innovation needs to be discovered and implemented quickly and with care to ensure…

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