Alberta Health Services – Alec Blair – Nov 20, 2013 Meeting
Stealth Enterprise Architecture
Does anyone outside of the Enterprise Architecture community really care about Enterprise Architecture? If we’re honest with ourselves – probably not. As professionals we can debate the relative merits of Zachman, TOGAF and every body of knowledge out there, but sometimes it’s just too much – even for us!
The presentation was intended to show that Solutions which are what really matter to a business and end user audiences. They have to tell a story that they can see themselves in. Those solutions connect through to an EA using the Federal Enterprise Architecture Layers to the top level business architecture.
But solutions are not enough. Our first priority as Enterprise Architects is to develop a good communications and marketing plan. We then need to realize that we are really an advisory service to the business and IT leaders who need to make decisions.
Enterprise Architecture can make a difference, but only if we see how it makes everyone in our organizations more successful than they would be otherwise.
You can download the presentation here: Stealth EA for CEAF – Nov 20 2013