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3 Schools of Thought Presentation



the presentation that I gave to the EARF community on the 30th of January 2012

the presentation that I gave to the EARF community on the 30th of January 2012



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  • I’m a researcher and consultantExperience Education Roles  PhD, MSc and BSc In Comp.  EA - 2006 (6yrs) Sci. University of Montréal  SA - 2003 (9yrs) Software Engineering and  DEV - 1999 (13 yrs) Heterogonous Systems Design Sectors  MA In Human Systems  Banking/Investment Intervention Concordia  Transportation University  Utilities Organizational Effectiveness,  Telecom Learning and Transformation  E-Learning
  • I’m interested in Praxis "There is nothing so practical as a good theory.“ - Kurt Lewin"If you want truly to understandsomething, try to change it.“ - KurtLewin View slide
  • Warning : Language assumption! Enterprise = Organization  Allorganization have an enterprise; all enterprises are untaken by an organization. IT = IS  In Canada, few distinguish between IT and IS. View slide
  • Why : Explore, Explain and Provoke People & Organisational Issues! IT Challenges EA Challenges HighFailure Source: Standish 2009 • Understanding of EA value Rate! • Politics and organisational silos • Cultural issues • Misunderstanding of business objectives and strategies • Engagement Source: Gartner 2010 • Misalignment with business objectives • Low interdepartmental communication • 1% are hostile • Resources Constraints • 13% ignore • High environmental change • 32% unaware • Low engagement • 39% accepted as « TI stuff » • Cultural gap between IT and business • 15% actively supported • Lack of knowledge • Motivation Source: Sung-Ong 2002 Source: Forrester 2010 No Support! People & Organisational Issues!
  • Belief Systems © 2012 James Lapalme “Everybody has beliefs !”
  • 3 Schools Of Thought on EA HR EA EA Strategy IT Environment Strategy IT Operations Strategies Strategy Strategy EA Execution Non-IT Enterprise Strategy Other Financial Strategies StrategyEnterprise IT Architecture Enterprise Integration Enterprise Ecological AdaptionIT-Business Strategy Aligment Enterprise Strategy Execution Enterprise Learning and Sustainabil
  • Enterprise-in-environment EEA Enterprise EIE IT EITA IT & Non-IT Strategy & Strategy Formulation & Strategy Execution Execution Alignment Alignment Alignment
  • Alternative Views Mechanistic IT Strategy Formulation EEA EITA IT Strategy EIClosed Open ExecutionSystem System Alignment EI EEA IT Strategy EITA Alignment Systemic Non-IT Non-IT Strategy Non-IT Strategy Execution Strategy Alignment Alignment Formulation
  • Overview – Belief Systems
  • EITA Beliefs • Reductionism • Closed System • Determinism • Universalism
  • EI Beliefs • Holism • Closed System • Determinism • Universalism
  • EEA Beliefs • Holism • Open System • Indeterminism • Contextualism
  • Overview – Insights & Limitations
  • What was this about again ? This is not about Enterprise Architecture; this is about Enterprise Architects!
  • Future - KPIs School Objectif KPIs Reduction in IT Recurring Costs IT Cost Reduction Model Creations Delivered Solutions (BC) EITA Business Enablement Business Appreciation of IT foresight Quicker Delivery IT Portfolio Management Operation Execution Identification and Solutioning of ongoing IT problems Holistic Solutions Effective Strategy Implementation Implementation Oversight EI Identification and Assessment on Incoherencies Organizational Coherency Work Statisfaction Resolution of Incoherencies New products and Services Innovation New ideas Identification and Assessment on Incoherencies Organizational Coherency Work Statisfaction EEA Resolution of Incoherencies Identification of Opportunities Intervention on Opportunities Coevolution Continous Growth Sustainable Growth (triple bottom line)
  • Questions ?