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The Right Operating Model Supports Intelligent Growth

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December 14, 2010 under Enterprise Architecture, Operational Performance | Be the First to Comment

Understanding the operating model in place in your organization is an important component of determining and executing your overall business strategy. After all, if you don’t understand your model, how can you possibly understand how to grow the business?

The level of business process integration and standardization in your organization significantly impacts the growth strategies applicable to your organization. For example, if you have high level of process standardization (processes defined and executed the same way across the entire organization) and high levels of process integration (linking of shared information throughout the organization), you are an example of a Unification operating model.

The growth strategies you choose for your business must take into account the level of standardization and integration, as well as the impact of growth on these processes and business systems. Without considering these factors, you could be in for some significant challenges in executing your strategy.

For further information, see my article “Strategic Growth Through the Right Operating Model


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May 7, 2010 under Enterprise Architecture, Process Improvement | Be the First to Comment

A couple of weeks ago, I posted a comment (http://ow.ly/1Ifgm) on an article published by McKinsey about a failed Enterprise Architecture (EA) initiative. I wanted to follow up on this topic because of EAs increasing popularity and importance in organizations.

What is EA? Quite simply, it is a holistic view of the components of an organization, and their relationships to one another. This, of course, implies alignment and connectivity throughout the organization which is one of the reasons EA is becoming so popular. Documenting an organizations enterprise architecture highlights any disconnects in an organization. Further, the potential impacts of strategic decisions are readily apparent when viewed in the context of the organizations architecture.

While EA is a powerful and useful tool, organizations must enter into EA initiatives with “eyes wide open”. If you have ever tried documenting a current business process, you can appreciate the complexity of documenting a high level architecture across an entire organization. This exercise is not for the faint of heart! However, the insight it provides is well worth pursuing. With a few “ground rules”, an organization can be successful in implementing EA.

I have just released an article commenting on on the McKinsey case study, and a few success factors in undertaking an EA initiative. I’d be interested in your perspective on this subject.


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Can Enterprise Architecture be IT Led?

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April 19, 2010 under Enterprise Architecture | Be the First to Comment

McKinsey recently released a new whitepaper on why business needs should drive IT architecture (http://ow.ly/1yUHu). It seems to me we, in the industry, have been talking about this subject for a long time. Why is there even still a need for any discussion?

This article is chock full of tips for the CIO trying to implement EA - it even contains a checklist to “revolutionize architecture management”. I question, however, whether EA efforts can and should be initiated by the IT organization. Do we understand enough about what EA should be accomplishing to be the driver for these types of initiatives?

I’ll share my thoughts in my May article so check back here on May 7, or subscribe here so you don’t miss it. In the meantime, let me know your thoughts…


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Strict Standards: date(): It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected 'America/New_York' for 'EDT/-4.0/DST' instead in /homepages/40/d130640441/htdocs/Blog/wp-includes/functions.php on line 55

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Information Technology Becoming Less of a Cost Center

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April 23, 2009 under Leadership, Technology | Be the First to Comment

According to Gary Beach, CIO magazine publisher emeritus, a recent survey of CIOs found that CIOs believe their IT organizations are now viewed by their CEO as more of a business enabler than a cost center.

The survey asked CIOs, on a scale of 1-10 with 1 being “IT is a cost center” and 10 being “IT is a business enabler”, how they believe their CEOs rate their IT organization. The results were a surprising 8.5 - far higher than I would have expected. Is this just wishful thinking? or reality?

I wonder how accurately this result reflects the CEOs true feelings. CIOs long to be viewed as being more strategic; however, I don’t see this reality played out in businesses. There are still issues with technology organizations being too caught up with the glitter of technology to really understand business problems and propose valuable solutions. Now, I’m not saying this is true in every organization - there are some examples of very strong business/IT alignment, but I do not believe the figures are anywhere near the results reflected in this survey.

Where are the results of this question being posed to CEOs? Until we measure their impression and understand their expectations and needs, there will continue to be a gap in alignment. Let’s stop talking about this issue, and start listening to our CEOs.


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