Category: Enterprise Architecture

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The Return On Investment (ROI) of Enterprise Architecture (EA)

Are you kidding? Life always beats fiction when imagination is concerned. Recently a large company asked me to show proof of ROI for implementing EA capability again. This company have had Architects in the past, and got rid of them at the time they choose a big Enterprise Resources Planning (ERP) solution as the company’s

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Simpler architectural models

Let’s say it’s time to build some views on the Information System architecture, or some part of it. The question is: how to keep these views simple to produce and simple to use? The detail level trap People often think that the more details you put in the more accurate views you get. They spend

TOGAF spirit

Sustainability I discovered TOGAF some times ago, and it has sounded to me as a revelation: a new insight on how to build and maintain a sustainable Information Systems (IS). Sustainable here means a way to survive with minimal effort. Wait… I’m not saying that TOGAF brings off-the-shelf solutions, I dare even say that it doesn’t

TOGAF & Application Downsizing

Context Based on one of my past missions, a short story about how business side may see IT side and how TOGAF envision may help about that. Let’s name my customer Company. Company has launched a program to reduce IT operational costs and move toward open standards. One key step is to downsize a huge

TOGAF & Software Architecture

Edited on 13/12/5 I recently obtained the TOGAF Foundation Certification. That’s nice to be successful at first time with a certification exam, my first exam since at least 25 years! I’ll talk about TOGAF in other posts but, you know, when you just learned something new and discovered a new part of the world you