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Following is a set of Strategy statements from a Telecom carrier Merger scenario: 1) “In response to the dramatic change in the Telecommunications and Media sector we will offer High speed data services over Broadband, VoIP and IPT offering with high speed access to these services anytime anywhere” 2) “In order to reduce demand on call centres we will need to enable customers to do more for themselves via the web – for example to subscribe to new services, change their service packages and resolve their own Billing enquiries” 3) “Our Legacy systems of 5 Billing Systems, 7 CRM’s and multiple...
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CEO of a Pharmaceuticals company wants to reduce the “Time to Market” of bringing in a new drug. CEO of a Bank wants to provide Mobile Banking and Payment Services using Social Media. CEO of a Retail organisation wants to extend their Retail Channels. CEO of an Energy company wants to diversify to alternate sources of Power. These are Enterprise Problems and need Architecting or Re-Architecting the Enterprise. What is the likely scenario here? He or She might ask their Corporate Strategy and Planning dept to come up with a Strategy and Plan. Lets assume for a moment that the CEO...
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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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In this part, John will clarify some of the common mistakes done by practitioners. Such as using BPMN Models as an artifact ( deliverable) inside Zachman Framework Column 2, Row 2? Why it's wrong to compare Zachman Framework with other frameworks in the industry which are being used for doing Enterprise Architecture? John also shared his concern about some of the professionals who are qualifying themselves by simply glancing through his framework. Another area where there is so much to be done is related to the "emerging" role of Enterprise Architect and John was candid in his answer. But, the most...
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In this 22 part Enterprise Architecture conversation, John Zachman and I discussed why so many people misunderstand the Zachman Framework™. The Framework looks simple ... but it is somewhat paradoxical. It is an Ontology and as such, it is the foundation of a discipline for creating very complex objects, specifically, Enterprises. Simply glancing at the Framework graphic is not sufficient to become an expert.   Part 1 of 22: Why is the Zachman Framework so misunderstood?        Part 2 of 22: When did you realize the Zachman Framework was an ontology?   Part 3 of 22: What makes you...
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Concerned about getting the funding you need to move an important project ahead? Not sure if you’ll succeed? Read on and discover how the Zachman Framework can help you in ways you may not have considered before. I consider the Zachman Framework an essential tool for building a wining business case and getting the funding you need. It offers at least three ways to build a better business case and increase the probability you’ll get the nod to proceed: It helps you “connect the dots” It clearly identifies the impacts of implementation It helps reduce risk of failure The rest of...
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Digital Transformation is the latest Buzz Phrase that is doing the rounds. Exactly what is it? As is typical of things in the Hype cycle, nothing much is available in a clear-cut form. Several Management Consulting company white papers and blogs include the usual automation in the fold. Some others are so vague that it is all marketing, marketing and more marketing. Anyway, after a lot of “Googling”, this is my understanding: We are looking at four areas: Digital Customer Experience Digital Media Digital Marketing Digital Content The underlying message seems to be that Consumer behaviour is changing rapidly due to...
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This blog is in continuation of my last blog Get Leaner and Address Enterprise Problems - Part 1. One has to remember that “Enterprise Architecture” is not a time bound project or initiative. It’s scientific way of creating, managing and running an enterprise effectively. Of course, a specific enterprise problem could be taken up as a time-bound project. As and when new problems are being addressed, the enterprise primitives can be created, so as the basic composites. Just like a human body, every Enterprise will evolve (change) on a daily basis. At iCMG, we have developed a methodology for addressing enterprise...
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One of the popular myth that is doing the round i.e. “Enterprise Architecture is a discipline aimed at creating models.” Unfortunately, most of the Enterprise Architecture practitioners and several branded consulting organizations are caught in this trap. The situation has worsened as several architects & business process experts are building “composite models” and calling it “architecture” model. This ignorance has serious ramification, as several Enterprises are making considerable investments in this area without significant gain.The situation has worsened as several professionals who are claiming to be Enterprise Architects have come from the IT background and their core skill continue to be...
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We just got started..it's great to migrate from -3 degrees Celsius (Dallas last week) to 25°C  in Bangalore this week. As we picked up the questions ( issues and challenges by each participant), it's evident that we are not hearing NEW questions. These are the same issues that we heard in Sydney, London, Washington, Colorado Springs, Green Bay etc. Colorado Springs Colorado Springs etc.- How to apply Enterprise architecture for Infrastructure management- How to manage Business Systems in Oil & Energy business?- It's painful to define the trace across the business strategy and business system?- How to bring more value for the...
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