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Roadmaps in Enterprise Architecture: Lifecycles and Heatmaps

  
  
  
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In the last blog post, Roadmaps in Enterprise Architecture: Work Packages and Timelines, we discussed producing work packages that represent pieces of work and how these tie to roadmaps to drive change. Our approach is linked to IBM Rational System Architect® so that you can see real-world examples of Roadmapping in an Enterprise Architecture tool. In this final blog of the Roadmaps in EA series, we look at different lifecycles that components of our business and IT landscape move through and how we can ask analytical questions that help us make better business decisions.

Roadmaps in Enterprise Architecture: Work Packages and Timelines

  
  
  
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In our last post, Roadmaps in Enterprise Architecture: Current Vs Future States Architectures, we linked our approach into IBM Rational System Architect® so that you could see a real world implementation of roadmapping in an Enterprise Architecture tool. In this third instalment we discuss producing work packages that represent pieces of work and how these tie to roadmaps to drive change.

Roadmaps in Enterprise Architecture: Current vs Future State Architectures

  
  
  
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Roadmaps are a fundamental part of strategic planning and enterprise architecture. It allows businesses to map out a set of actions that are required to move from where it is today, to where it wants to go; those actions turn into plans. Roadmapping enables organizations to tie strategy to deliverables using enterprise architecture, crucial for delivering on initiatives that have been prioritized.

Roadmaps in Enterprise Architecture: An Introduction

  
  
  
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Every organization we’re talking to right now is, at some level, managing roadmap initiatives. We’ve seen countless organizations using Microsoft PowerPoint or Excel vying for continuity but struggling with maintenance and preservation. It’s been apparent for a while that roadmaps are an important viewpoint for various stakeholders in an organization; and the industry is slowly realizing that Roadmapping applies to both the business world and the IT world.

10 LinkedIn groups every Enterprise Architect should join

  
  
  
10 LinkedIn groups every Enterprise Architect should join

In the digital age, its hugely important to keep up with industry trends and to read content from the most influential industry experts. There aren't enough hours in the day for Enterprise Architects and Corso understands this, given all of the projects on their plates on a daily basis.

5 ways to encourage Business Transformation in Enterprise Architecture

  
  
  
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Adoption. Seen as an immovable object and an obstacle we frequently encounter in the workplace. We try and consistently fail to change the attitudes of our peers - opposing mindsets are now a common feature when implementing business transformation. It has long been the mission of EA practitioners to get the right people motivated in adopting a fully functional EA strategy.

SaaS and Cloud: the words on everyone's lips at IBM Innovate, London

  
  
  
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Corso travelled to London recently for the annual IBM Innovate conference. We noticed a new buzz and perhaps a brighter, fresher Innovate than in recent years.



3 interesting things we learned at The Open Group, London

  
  
  
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CorsoReview: #ogLON with the Open Group
Date: October 2013
Venue: Methodist Central Hall, London, United Kingdom
Author: Manuel Ponchaux (Corso)


The Corso team recently visited London for The Open Group's "Business Transformation in Finance, Government & Healthcare" conference. The event was predominantly for learning how experts address organisational change when aligning business needs with information technology – something very relevant in today’s climate. Nonetheless, there were a few other things we learnt as well…

1. Lean Enterprise Architecture

We were told that Standard Frameworks are too complex and multidimensional – people were interested in how we use them to provide simple working guidelines to the architecture team.






Strategic planning gaining a foothold

  
  
  
Martin Owen

I'm in Australia this week at The Open Group conference in Sydney, giving two presentations that are related to each other in many ways.

Enterprise Architects and Portfolio Managers: Do We Need Both?

  
  
  
Martin Owen
Martin Owen, CEO, Corso

I recently spoke with an editor about the state of enterprise architecture today.  One of the topics that came up was the increasing overlap between the disciplines of portfolio management and enterprise architecture. What is the difference between the two?  Will these roles merge in the future?

 

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