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Globally, organizations are working on offsetting economic dampening behavior with new products and services in regular interval. CEOs are working hard to retain their market share. Very often, results are not favorable due to the inherent business complexity and associated business structure. As a result, even incremental changes are expensive and time-consuming. In 2014 November, Chief Executive magazine reported that nearly 90% of the CEO's have failed to meet their target. Almost 40 CEOs in the Retail industry were replaced in 2014 that included likes of Walmart, Barnes & Noble, GAP, etc. Ideally speaking Enterprise Architecture should have been used for...
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  In our research spread across last 18 years, we looked at the evolution of several engineering disciplines, management practices, methodologies, strategy frameworks and related bodies of knowledge. It was evident that the idea of Enterprise Anatomy didn’t figure anywhere. CEOs are investing a great deal in creating winning strategies. Globally, organizations are working on offsetting economic dampening behaviour with new products and services in regular interval. Very often, results are not favourable due to inherent Business complexity and associated business structure. As a result, even incremental changes are expensive and time-consuming. In Nov 2014, Chief Executive Magazine reported that 80%...
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Current CEO, COO Job Positions are asking for Enterprise Architecture Skills Clearly without Using the Label? Every human being has an anatomy with 11 plus organ systems, explicit or implicit. This anatomy  (structure) is the basis of the functioning of a person. Similarly, ever Enterprise has an Anatomy (explicit or implied) consisting of 15 plus key Function area such as Sale, Marketing, Engineering, Product Management, Manufacturing, Service Delivery, Technology Management, IT, HR, Finance, etc. The Enterprise Architecture can be used for creating Enterprise Anatomy and after that, for managing change and complexity as the Enterprise evolves. An Enterprise Architect’s role and...
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In the last few years, we have been trying to decipher the commonality and virtues from the Top CEOs list published by likes of HBR, Forbes, Fortune, Business Today, etc. At first glance, such list could be easily dismissed as an over-indulgent drama. As several CEOs who happen to be in such coveted list one year are unceremoniously shown the door few years later. Nevertheless, our interest in such lists was two folds. First, what are the qualities that made them successful. And second, did they apply the principles of Enterprise Architecture in their work knowingly or unknowingly? In addition, our...
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In the last two posts, you heard John discussing and uncovering the myths about his framework. In this part, we will look at adoption of Zachman Framework across various industries or regions. Also, what can a CEO expect from Enterprise Architecture team? Is it possible to deliver solution options in 30-45 days cycle? One of the common problem facing most of the enterprise is related to their IT department. Often code champions augur writing code a better short term strategy than Architecture.  Why isn't Enterprise Architecture universal and generally accepted? Do you see EA evolving into an actual discipline like Engineering or Mathematics?  Short...
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Ever wondered why CEOs and Business Heads often struggle to articulate a clear strategy and future plans for their business that they purportedly know so well? Why are their forecasts and predictions so conditional that many of them set themselves up for failure? As IT Specialists and Architects, how much do we understand our clients (CXOs) and their uncertain landscapes? Have we ever crossed this ‘chasm’ so we know our own ‘Enterprise’, before we ‘Architect’ them? Business strategies are, by their very nature, future based, thus business plans are built on some future assumptions on markets, customers, people, capabilities etc. A...
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