New Enterprise Architecture Terms and Certificates Emerge

Today´s content forms the second of six parts of the series called “Who is still interested in Enterprise Architecture in 2021?”. In this series, I provide my view on the footprint of today´s Enterprise Architecture, the potential death of the role of an Enterprise Architect, the big players, such as TOGAF from The Open Group, …

What is Today´s Relevance of an Enterprise Architecture Practice?

In today´s part one of the series “On the Relevance of Enterprise Architecture in 2021”, I analyze the search term attention for common Enterprise Architecture terms on Google Trends, highlight the origins of today´s most important EA frameworks, TOGAF and Zachman, and share my results on job searches to deduce that Enterprise Architecture might be a dead practice.

Business Capabilities Definition and Example

Today´s IT architectures are organized by business capabilities – especially if a microservices architecture is in place. Typically, the business architecture layer incorporates the business capability model and maps to applications, data, and technology etc. on the other architecture layers. This article gives an introduction to business capabilities, defines it and provides an example.

What is an IT Architect (Enterprise, Solution, Software / Application, Data, Technology, Infrastructure, Security)

In IT Architecture, IT architects do the work. However, an IT architect is not an IT architect and there are important differences when considering this role. This article presents the most important subcategories of IT architects and compares them to each other.

Why an Enterprise Architecture Community Best Helps Your Organization

With the reawakening of Enterprise Architecture (EA) in the past few years, the community approach towards an Enterprise Architecture community has become popular. This article provides 12 reasons, mostly based on trends, why your organization should consider an Enterprise Architecture Community.

Why Enterprise Architecture is Relevant for The Business

In my article “What is modern Enterprise Architecture”, I mention that business and IT need to stronger collaborate to drive Enterprise Architecture towards success. In this article, I describe why business needs to engage more in the Enterprise Architecture practice.

Top 5 Use Cases for Business Capabilities to Transform an Organization

Business capabilities more and more take over the role as primary concept when it comes to manage all kinds of alignments and gain transparency of one or more organizations. In this article, I would like to present five major use cases that business capabilities can enable and what is needed to achieve the desired benefits.

How can ArchiMate Framework Layers and Aspects Help You?

ArchiMate is a framework and a modelling language which is more and more becoming an industry standard. The version 1.0 was released in 2004, the current version, 3.1 was released beginning of 2020. This article describes the development of ArchiMate, the advantages and disadvantages of the current version, and provides some recommendations and thoughts for applying it.

What is Modern Enterprise Architecture?

Organizations are affected by major trends, such as the digital transformation, agile practices, and customer-centric operations. As a core practice to enable organizations, Enterprise Architecture must adapt to those trends as well. This article provides insights on key drivers to reinvent the Enterprise Architecture Department.