Enterprise Architecture Articles

Check out the Enterprise Architecture Articles that our EA Principals team has written to provide guidance, advice and insights on the Enterprise Architecture industry.

The Boeing 737 Max Saga: Seen from EA and Systems Engineering Perspective

Introduction I have followed the Boeing saga for many years, with my interest initially piqued by its merger with McDonnell Douglas in 1997. This merger was surprising to me, particularly as I vividly recall an airline disaster in the 1970s near Paris involving a DC-10 from Turkish Airlines, which lost its backdoor after takeoff from […]Read More

Aligning and Accelerating Solution Delivery with Basic Business Architecture

The Value of Business Architecture for Solution Delivery Enterprise and solutions architects must often guide initiatives that the organizations they serve have already defined as IT solution delivery projects. There is often little thought given to business architecture; stakeholders see that the enterprise has gotten to where it is today without embracing this discipline, and […]Read More

Blending Architecture Frameworks and Methodologies to Optimize the Use of DoDAF

Blending various frameworks and methodologies to optimize the use of DoDAF while incorporating the strengths of TOGAF, ArchiMate, UML, BPMN, and the Federal Enterprise Architecture Framework (FEAF) is a sophisticated yet highly beneficial approach. Here’s a detailed plan to achieve this integration: 1. Understand the Core Requirements and Stakeholders 2. Map TOGAF ADM to DoDAF […]Read More

Conversational Design and Implementation

ref.: salesforce.com Einstein Since ChatGPT has taken over the Internet like a fire, we have seen that GenAI tools have also started to be used in supporting various design activities like empathizing, interpreting, ideating, prototyping, and testing. OpenAI’s ChatGPT 4o and Google’s latest Gemini differ from earlier AI platforms because they have become multi-modal. As […]Read More

How Much Knowledge of Technology Must Architects Have?

About twenty-five years ago at Hewlett-Packard company, I remember putting together a presentation on a topic I don’t remember, and getting feedback, which I do remember, from my boss that I needed to communicate “in the language of the business”, rather than that of technology.  I remember reworking the presentation and showing it to my […]Read More

Message of the Month: Igniting Accelerated Value: EA Principals Lead the Way in Leveraging Generative AI to Transform Enterprise Architecture

Introduction: In the dynamic world of enterprise architecture (EA), the demand for swift innovation and tangible value creation has never been greater. Recent Gartner conferences on Supply Chain Management, Application Innovation, Business Solutions, and the Chief Sales Officer Summit have illuminated a groundbreaking trend poised to reshape the EA landscape: Generative AI (GenAI). This article […]Read More

Business Complexity, EA Maturity, and Business Performance

Enterprise architecture plays a crucial role in managing and addressing business complexity, which in turn can have a significant impact on business performance. ​ By implementing effective enterprise architecture practices, organizations can navigate through complexity, optimize resource allocation, improve operational efficiency, and achieve better business performance outcomes. ​ Higher levels of enterprise architecture maturity are […]Read More

Comparing Model-Based Systems Engineering and Enterprise Architecture

Model-based systems engineering (MBSE) and enterprise architecture (EA) are two complementary approaches to systems transformation planning. MBSE is a systems engineering methodology that uses models to represent the system, its environment, and its stakeholders. EA is a business discipline that deals with the structure and behavior of an organization. The main differences between MBSE and […]Read More

Essential Competencies for Today’s Enterprise and Solutions Architects

Enterprise and solutions architect work in environments shaped by ever-increasing worldwide volatility, uncertainty, complexity, and ambiguity (VUCA) coupled with the accelerating consumerization of solution development. Therefore, stakeholders are no longer content to request guidance from experts and wait for a response before acting; they want architects who can engage, figure out what frameworks and solutions […]Read More