One of the key challenge is how to justify ROI on architecture investment. In fact, most of architects are currently burning their mid night oil to churn out excel sheets and power points to sell the idea of architecture benefits to their respective managements with little or no success.
The real challenge with architecture adoption is that the IT people are recommending it. Unfortunately, anything recommended by "IT people" or "techie" is taken with pinch of salt.
What are the typical IT architecture related investments?
Some of the key areas of investment would include training, tools, creating architecture artifacts, refining process, repository, management & governance, metrics & compliance. Additional investments are required for transformations between views of the enterprise architecture, the solution architecture and the technical architecture of the system ensuring traceability of architecture constraints and requirements to implementations.
Our team will equip you with most effective tools for discovering the important data and develop the story and logic of the business case in a way that is compelling and gets important initiatives funded.
The bigger issue is who will be more eager to fund an architecture initiative? Is CEO or CFO? While the tenure of a CEO is around 3-4 years, the typical tenure of a CFO is around 7 years or more. Does it mean that CFO is more likely to appreciate the value of architecture? But, may be it's the CEO who will feel the pain of lack of business and IT alignment and ask for setting the architecture team?
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