Track Keynote for the Enterprise Architecture Management Track at the IBM Rational Software Conference 2009
Today's organizations need to make faster, better-informed decisions in order to seize business opportunities. Enterprise Architecture (EA) delivers enterprise blueprints for change and transformation, with visibility across strategy, business architecture, IT architecture and technology. Further, EA helps organizations prioritize IT investments to support business goals in order to maximize the business value from IT investments by installing a powerful communication and collaboration platform between business and IT stakeholders. Organizations that practice EA report more effective decision-making, improved business and IT alignment, IT cost savings, better insight during organizational transformations, and improved time-to-value of in their IT investments. EA also improves the success of IT Governance, SOA and Business Process Management (BPM) initiatives.
This track focuses on the management aspects of EA and therefore balances two areas of concern: Building an EA, and using an EA. Building the EA applies modeling notations, processes, methodologies, and tools surrounding various forms of business and solution architecture, addressing both current and future states. Using the EA addresses how those activities and associated artifacts are linked to solution requirements, software development, and application deployment processes. By addressing both building and using concerns, participants learn how to makes EA more actionable -- integrating strategy and solution delivery -- thereby improving time-to-value for affecting transformation and overall business results.
Participants who will find the greatest value from this track include: Business LOB Executives, IT Executives, Business Strategists, Enterprise Architects, Business Architects and Business Analysts. This track will also benefit IT Architects, Solution Architects, Software Architects, Data Architects and Project managers who are interested in best practices, real-world experiences, and the latest innovations in enhancing organizational agility and the communication and collaboration between business and IT.