[Update @ 7:33 PM ET on June 14, 2010: Changed call time from 12:00 PM to 1:00PM]
We’re back! Since early 2007, the EA2010 Working Group – a group of “street-smart” enterprise architecture practitioners – has been actively discussing the domains, services, practices and skills required for a thriving, business relevant enterprise architecture practice in the 2010s.
The major domains we identified are: technology architecture; business architecture; projects alignment; delivery; operations and measurement; and governance and enterprise architecture management.
A critical finding of the group discussion is the emphasis of technology concerns at the expense of business understanding, and ultimately, true business enablement, in most enterprise architecture practices today. Successful enterprise architecture practices in the 2010s must give equal emphasis to technology and business concerns.
In pursuit of this re-balancing, in 2009 the EA2010 team pursued a line of discussion and research on the purpose, practices and realities of expanding, or in some cases starting, business architecture practices. This work stream culminated in the publication of an EA2010 Business Architecture whitepaper.
Starting in June 2010, EA2010 will pursue a new line of discussion and research focusing on the business aspects of successful enterprise architecture practices. Items for discussion include:
• Establishing and sustaining credibility with business and IT constituents
• Business Outcome rather than Business Model alignment
• Injecting financial measurement and decision-making acumen into EA
• Catalyzing a business architecture practice
All members of the BPM/SOA Community of Practice are welcome to participate in the EA2010 Working Group. Our re-start call is Wednesday, June 23, 2010 at 12:00 PM 1:00 PM ET. For more information, see the EA2010 working group page, or contact Becky Higgins or me.