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Chasing business agility using
Enterprise Architecture (EA)
Common EA pitfalls
By Shahid N. Shah, CEO
NETSPECTIVE

Who is Shahid?
• 20+ years of business/enterprise architecture, design,
software engineering, and information...
NETSPECTIVE

What’s this talk about?
Background
•
•

What it means to chase business
agility
What happens when we business...
It’s hard to create BA and EA
that end-users actually find
useful in their pursuit of solving
real-world business problems...
NETSPECTIVE

How do you know if your business is agile?
Agility is hard to define but it’s easy to see when it’s missing

...
NETSPECTIVE

What can you measure?

If you can’t measure it and can’t document it, does it exist?

Customer acquisition,
e...
NETSPECTIVE

Focus on the real customer
Inside-out focus

IT
Personnel

Unsophisticated and
less agile focus
www.netspecti...
Your EA and BA is successful when
its activities are pragmatic, fit for
purpose, and useful.
You’ve failed if you haven’t ...
Visit
http://www.netspective.com
http://www.healthcareguy.com
E-mail shahid.shah@netspective.com
Follow @ShahidNShah
Call ...
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Enterprise Architecture and Agility

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Shahid's comments at the Northern Virginia Technology Council (NVTC) Enterprise Architecture Committee's event on Agile BA and EA.

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  1. 1. Chasing business agility using Enterprise Architecture (EA) Common EA pitfalls By Shahid N. Shah, CEO
  2. 2. NETSPECTIVE Who is Shahid? • 20+ years of business/enterprise architecture, design, software engineering, and information assurance (security) in embedded, desktop, and enterprise environments such as – FISMA-regulated government systems – FDA-regulated medical devices and systems – HIPAA-regulated health IT systems • Have held positions at CTO, Chief Architect, or Enterprise Architect in a variety of regulated environments www.netspective.com 2
  3. 3. NETSPECTIVE What’s this talk about? Background • • What it means to chase business agility What happens when we business owners don’t get agility from their Enterprise Architecture (EA) and business architecture (BA) efforts www.netspective.com Key takeaways • • There aren’t perfect scripts to follow for BA/EA success but there are numerous mistakes to avoid Which BA/EA key practices lead to the most success 3
  4. 4. It’s hard to create BA and EA that end-users actually find useful in their pursuit of solving real-world business problems. www.netspective.com 4
  5. 5. NETSPECTIVE How do you know if your business is agile? Agility is hard to define but it’s easy to see when it’s missing Speed of response to new customer needs Mapping of strategic initiatives to customer needs vs. enterprise needs www.netspective.com Permission-oriented culture Value generation efficiency for enterprise initiatives Coupling vs. Teaming between enterprise components Number of Shadow IT systems Business-use EA artifacts vs. tech use artifacts Compliance-focus vs. customer focus 5
  6. 6. NETSPECTIVE What can you measure? If you can’t measure it and can’t document it, does it exist? Customer acquisition, engagement, or retention focused metrics Product roadmap focused metrics Process efficiency metrics www.netspective.com Top line revenue metrics Logistics and product delivery metrics Margin metrics (bottom line) Technical and IT metrics (apps, sunsets, TCO) 6
  7. 7. NETSPECTIVE Focus on the real customer Inside-out focus IT Personnel Unsophisticated and less agile focus www.netspective.com Outside-in focus Corporate Users Partners Corporate Customers Sophisticated and more agile focus 7
  8. 8. Your EA and BA is successful when its activities are pragmatic, fit for purpose, and useful. You’ve failed if you haven’t created a framework for rapid and adaptable decision making. www.netspective.com 8
  9. 9. Visit http://www.netspective.com http://www.healthcareguy.com E-mail shahid.shah@netspective.com Follow @ShahidNShah Call 202-713-5409 Thank You

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