Nice question from Dr. Pallab. Sr Pallab is one of the best in EA!!!
Dr. Pallab Saha •Terry, see below.
TEN FACTORS SHAPING ENTERPRISE ARCHITECTURE
1. Enterprise Architecture > Enterprise IT Architecture; the scope and footprint of EA is the enterprise in its entirety.
2. Every functioning enterprise has an architecture (formal or non-formal), if it didn’t, it wouldn’t be able to function.
3. Enterprises are complex adaptive systems, wherein the assumptions of reductionism, linearity, correlation and predictability are not valid.
4. Enterprises are inherently characterized by diversity, inter-dependence, ambiguity and flux.
5. The emphasis of EA is not on the things (domains) but the interrelationships between the domains.
6. Enterprises operate in a networked (heterarchical) mode, as opposed to hierarchical mode is used for administrative purposes.
7. Complex adaptive leadership wherein the power of influence exceeds the power of control, is the most effective architecture leadership style.
8. Improving alignment in enterprises makes them more rigid and less agile, because a complex system is approximated as a complicated system; and in doing so undesirable limitations and constraints are introduced into the system (i.e. the enterprise).
9. Enterprises (and EA) are characterized by holism, synthesis and systemic paradigms; and any assumption that the effectiveness of the whole will be achieved automatically, as long as the parts are optimal, does not hold true.
10. Enterprises are architected for flux, as opposed to being architected for stability.
Therefore, Enterprise Architecture is defined as the ongoing process of building the ability to manage complexity, with the pivotal goal of creating and sustaining coherent enterprises.
Dr. Pallab Saha •Terry,
All enterprises are "systems". Therefore, architecting the enterprise (should) mean architecting the system. Architecture (should) ideally uncover and describe an enterprise's systemic structure (which, of course comes through deep analysis of its behavior over time and emergent patterns). The system warrants a series of "interventions" to address specific business problems. The combination of interventions actualizes transformation. Stephen is right.
Unfortunately (most) enterprises miss these facts and aspiration. I would like to add another aspiration (which you have seen from me before): "All leaders must think (and act) like architects". These points (should) constitute a manifesto for enterprise architecture (and all enterprise architects).
Another post about BPM and EA
Are you fun from Oracle?
here we are the EA Oracle.
Do you like to view the events from The Open Group?
Do you need EA and BA courses?
David Winders discuses the role of the BA
Are you looking eA in YouTube?
Tom Grave post!!!!
Another great post from Mike The ARchitect
TOGAF for Cloud Computing
Develop A Business-Centered Enterprise Architecture That Boosts Agility
is BA the main aspect in EA?
Do you like a EA Master?
Another EA Framework. I like it some parts:
I would like share some EA Jobs.
You can read the skills and competencies. Very interesting
Senior Enterprise Architect- Business Architecture (Job Number:311966)
JOB DESCRIPTION: HSBU is seeking a Senior Enterprise Architect to lead the Enterprise Architecture (EA) business architecture team. . The candidate must have extensive experience in working with business stakeholders to identify business needs and mapping them into EA solutions. The position will be responsible for analyzing and documenting business processes, scenarios and information flows. This information will be used to continuously mature the EA through continuous modification to reflect the agency’s current baseline and target business practices, organizational goals, visions, technology and infrastructure. This candidate must have at least 8 years of experience in leading EA efforts in a federal civilian agency using FEAF (Federal Enterprise Architecture Framework) components.
This candidate must demonstrate experience and knowledge in transforming federal government agencies using EA as a driver. Experience must include identifying and characterizing the as-is IT environment; and developing the target business, data, application, and technology views, transition plan, and providing program management support for the EA Program Management Office (PMO).
Day-to-day activities include:
• Supporting development and maintenance of EA artifacts
• Implementing new data sources into existing EA data stores
• Perform detailed analysis of EA data and artifacts as well as, industry and EA trends to recommend evolutionary changes to Target architectures, reference models and transition plans.
• Develop and maintain portfolio/segment architectures including participation in selected portfolio teams as an embedded enterprise architect
• Review and assess governance and acquisition artifacts for compliance with the department/agency EA
• Support / assist in responses and reporting to OMB, GAO and other internal and external entities
• Facilitate engagements with business and technical subject matter experts to prepare EA analyses. This will require translating technical prose, inventories, diagrams, and briefs into implementable EA representations.
• May serve as a contractor task order project manager
EDUCATION: Bachelor’s degree in Computer Information Systems (or related field) and 8+ years of experience or 12 years of experience in lieu of degree.
1. Strong analytic and problem solving skills
2. Strong written, verbal and presentation skills. These are critical as briefings and interactions with senior executives are common
3. Advanced proficiency using FEAF and Federal Segment Architecture Methodology (FSAM)
4. Current experience in EA analysis and proven “hands-on” experience developing the relationship mappings and associated EA artifacts including authoring or providing significant contributions to preparation of current and target architectures, reference models, affinity analysis/mapping, heat maps, and transition plans / blueprints / roadmaps.
5. Experience in interpreting OMB, GAO, and agency directives and instructions and providing guidance and assistance in completing compliance requirements
6. Excellent customer relationship skills as some work will be performed at the client site with senior executive interaction
• ** MUST be able to pass an MBI (minimum background investigation).
1. Active Secret security clearance
2. Proficiency in Microsoft Office Professional, Microsoft Visio and Project (2-3 years working experience)
3. 2-3 Years technical/professional writing and editing
4. Familiarity with the annual Federal budget process, Capital Planning and Investment Control (CPIC) and the planning, programming, budget and execution (PPBE) budget model
SAIC is a FORTUNE 500® scientific, engineering, and technology applications company that uses its deep domain knowledge to solve problems of vital importance to the nation and the world, in national security, energy & environment, health and cybersecurity. The company's approximately 41,000 employees serve customers in the U.S. Department of Defense, the intelligence community, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, other U.S. Government civil agencies and selected commercial markets. Headquartered in McLean, Va., SAIC had annual revenues of approximately $10.6 billion for its fiscal year ended January 31, 2012. For more information, visit www.saic.com. SAIC: From Science to Solutions®
SENIOR DIRECTOR – INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY – ENTERPRISE ARCHITECTURE
BRUCE POWER, TIVERTON, ONTARIO
This is an incredible opportunity to join Bruce Power, the second largest nuclear generating station in the world, employing some 4,000 people and producing enough electricity to supply all the needs of a city the size of Toronto. We seek to enhance our team through the recruitment of an experienced and talented individual in the role of Enterprise Architecture Manager.
Reporting to the Chief Information Officer, this position is responsible and accountable for the enterprise architecture function, program and processes. The focus of this role will include leading and facilitating the creation of governing principles to guide Enterprise Architecture (EA) decision making and identify and analyze enterprise business drivers to derive useful business context and architectural requirements. This is a senior management position that closely integrates with other IT functions.
- Capture the current “As Is” state of the Enterprise Architecture and develop the “To Be” state while working closely with all stakeholders.
- Lead the development and ongoing refinement of an implementation plan for the enterprise architecture based on the business requirements and IT strategies.
- Consult with infrastructure development project teams to fit infrastructure to architecture, as well as to identify when it is necessary to modify the technical architecture to accommodate infrastructure needs.
- Promote the EA process, outcomes and results to the organization including the enterprise’s IT and business leaders.
- Ensure that the optimal governance structure and compliance activities for EA compliance activities are in place.
- Lead the development and execution of a communication and education plan for EA compliance
- Adopt and promote the Bruce Power values, demonstrating leadership in behaviours that support these values.
- Foster teamwork and a stimulating work environment to ensure a high level of engagement of staff.
Candidate will possess the following qualifications:
- Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience
- 10 years of leadership experience in a multifaceted business environment (i.e. industrial, manufacturing, highly technical and regulated environment)
- Knowledge and experience with Information Management practices, governance and all components of holistic enterprise architecture.
- Ability to translate business needs into EA requirements and ability to estimate the financial impact of EA alternatives.
- Exposure to multiple, diverse technologies and processing environments.
- Exposure to other areas in IT such as project management, business relationship, infrastructure and operations, business intelligence and reporting and solution development is considered an asset
- Exceptional interpersonal skills, including teamwork, facilitation and negotiation.
- Ability to rapidly comprehend the functions and capabilities of new technologies.
- Experience in leading multifunctional teams is considered an asset.
Situated on the Lake Huron shoreline between the towns of Kincardine and Saugeen Shores, Bruce Power offers a competitive compensation package including a strong bonus program, best in class pension and benefits and a rare opportunity to balance both lifestyle and career development.
Interested candidates, please email your resume and cover letter to Shannon A. Terpstra at... email@example.com
Head of Enterprise Architecture - VP
A leading retail bank has opportunities for Enterprise Architects in Saudi Arabia.
The Enterprise Technology Architect will be responsible for translating the company’s business goals and business operating model into a technical vision, road map and designs. The Architect must understand banking and have keen business analysis skills in order to identify the tangible requirements needed to implement any successful solution
Minimum Qualifications & Experience Requirements:
- Bachelor’s in Computer Science, Management Information Systems or related fields
- TOGAF and ITIL Certified, CISA Certification preferred
- Post Graduate in Business Administration is preferred
- Over 15 years of experience with at least 3 years as the lead technology architect
- At least 10 years experience in the banking technology industry.
Manager, Enterprise Architecture and IT Governance
KPMG Professionals Are...
Individuals who take deep personal accountability for their work, have a passion for excellence, driven to achieve their full potential and understand the value of building relationships with clients, future clients, their communities, the global firm and each other. A KPMG professional should have all the following characteristics:
· Strong work ethic
· Thrive on challenges
· Dedicated to providing outstanding client service.
The enterprise architecture is intended to improve the alignment of IT technologies with the business strategies and establish an optimal balance between IT efficiency and the innovation required for business. Functioning in a team environment, the Manager will be responsible for developing strategies at the executive level for our client organizations. Our teams are involved when our clients go through major transformation.
Role and Responsibilities
The Manager will be responsible for:
· Documentation and evolution of business architecture.
· The evaluation of technology and application platforms.
· Development of technology standards, references and benchmarks for the organization.
· Development of corporate architecture solutions including business and electronic architecture.
· Definition of the transition strategy and plan.
· Implementation of EA governance.
· Identification of the industry trends that apply to market sectors.
At times, business needs arise and employees are required and agree to work beyond their normal work day or work week to fulfill the accountabilities required for their job. Likewise, people need extra time to devote to personal matters, and our approach to flexibility provides for this.
Skills & Qualifications
· B.A. in information systems, administration and/or pertinent experience.
· An MBA or a master's degree in a related field will be considered an asset.
· 8-12 years of experience in IT architecture.
· Minimum of 2 years of experience in enterprise architecture and solutions.
· Broad knowledge of technology in general.
· Intellectual curiosity (familiar with recent technologies).
· Excellent oral and written communication skills, including the ability to simplify technical concepts, conducting interviews and workshops.
· Excellent writing skills, including the ability to write reports intended for senior management. Ability to analyze and synthesize large amounts of information.
· High degree of flexibility and ability to be innovative.
· Knowledge of the following fields: ERP, CRM, BI, SCM, Web Services and cloud computing.
· Knowledge of TOGAF methodology.
· High familiarity with IT governance best practices.
· Consulting experience preferred.
· Bilingualism (spoken and written) is essential.
despues de terminar el curso del ITA sobre me gustaría compartir este link:
EA and BMG Canvas are together
Another post from Tom Graves
Check the tools!!!!!
“In the sense that you probably do mean – namely a variously-expensive chunk of software whose visible end-product is a bunch of diagrams – well, yes, I’ve used a fair few of them in my time: System Architect, Troux, Mega, Casewise, Bizzdesign, Sparx and Archi, to name a few. And Visio, of course.
una vez más comentamos posibles cursos TOGAF 9.1 en España.
Como ya os he comentado
Nuevos cursos TOGAF en españa en breve. Estratecno
Arquitectura Empresarial. TOGAF cursos en España, Estratecno
Enterprise Architecture Courses in Spain. Estratecno
Somethingelse about TOgAF