CEOs are investing a great deal in creating winning strategies. Globally, organizations are working on offsetting economic dampening behavior with new products and services in regular interval. Very often, results are not favorable 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 nearly 80% of the CEO's have failed to meet their target. Nearly, 40 CEOs in the Retail industry alone are replaced in 2014 that include likes of Walmart, Barnes & Noble, GAP Inc., etc.
Ideally speaking Enterprise Architecture should have been used for engineering or re-engineering of an enterprise. Unfortunately, it's not so. In fact, the current breed of Enterprise Architects are not part of direct meetings with CEOs. Recently, one of the Chief Architect confided that he had only one meeting with the CEO for the whole of the last year.
So, here we have a interesting scenario. In one hand we have several enterprises facing disorders which if not treated in time, might result in nemesis of enterprise. On the other hand, we have emerging discipline (Enterprise Architecture) which is supposed to address the enterprise disorders in a timely and consistent manner.
The question is why two don't meet? Two key reasons:
- This is because if at all any skill available for doing Enterprise Architecture exists, it is still largely concentrated around IT team who continue to use Enterprise Architecture for IT solutions. And IT folks still don't have a seat in CEO meeting.
- Unfortunately, most business executives are oblivious to the existence of the idea of "Enterprise Architecture" and it’s utility.
We are happy to bring out a new program specially for business executives. The iCMG Enterprise Architecture Leadership Certification (iCEAL) Program is aimed at evaluating skills and experiences necessary to practice Enterprise Architecture successfully in your organization by creating, evaluating and executing business strategies that get results.
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