EA Effectiveness: It’s not about how much you know but how you use it

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EA Effectiveness: It’s not about how much you know but how you use it

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EA Effectiveness: It’s not about how much you know but how you use it

  1. 1. EA Effectiveness:It’s not about how much you know but how you use it
  2. 2. Who am I?
  3. 3. TodaysSession
  4. 4. Todays A Typical ScenarioSession Where Are We Going? The Mindset Shift Tips for your Journey
  5. 5. Goals Introduce EA Soft Skills Broad view into application Starting point for further investigation Tips for your Journey
  6. 6. A TypicalCommunicatio n Scenario
  7. 7. A Typical Communicatio n Scenario Pulled the best model we can1 find Fully researched and data2 loaded3 “This model is the answer”
  8. 8. Capabilities of EAhttp://www.mikethearchitect.com/2010/07/the-enterprise-architecture-capability-model-eacm.html
  9. 9. Will this go over Well?
  10. 10. You might get Feedback? I don’t think these are capabilities!
  11. 11. You might get Feedback? I don’t think these are capabilities!What is this?
  12. 12. You might get Feedback? I don’t think these are capabilities!What is this? I don’t like this word
  13. 13. You might get Feedback? I don’t think these are capabilities!What is this? I don’t like this word There isn’t any solution architecture here
  14. 14. Our Approach hasbroad impacts on our success
  15. 15. Breakdown of this approach Missing Purpose
  16. 16. Your Mileage will Vary Missing Purpose Higher Potential for Resistance
  17. 17. Your Mileage will Vary Missing Purpose Higher Potential for Resistance People just don’t think this way
  18. 18. Rationalizing Why, How and What We Do
  19. 19. Its all about Biology
  20. 20. Neocortex Sensory perception, generation of motor commands, spatial reasoning, conscious thought and languageSource: wikipedia.org Terms: Neocortex & Limbic Brain Functions
  21. 21. Limbic Decisions, emotion, behavior, long term memory, and olfaction Neocortex Sensory perception, generation of motor commands, spatial reasoning, conscious thought and languageSource: wikipedia.org Terms: Neocortex & Limbic Brain Functions
  22. 22. Neocortex What How Limbic Why Focus on whereDecisions are Made
  23. 23. Learn More
  24. 24. Where are we going?
  25. 25. Characteristics of EA CloudOn-premises Enterprise More than Innovation for Growth Transformation TechnologyMeaningful Business Corporate Drive through Partnerships Sustainability Emotional Intelligence
  26. 26. Emotional Intelligence Abilities Self Awareness Social AwarenessEmotional Awareness EmpathyAccurate Awareness Organizational awareness Service Relationship Self Management ManagementSelf Control InspirationTransparency InfluenceAdaptability Developing othersAchievement Change catalystInitiative Conflict managementOptimism Team workSource: Daniel Goleman - Emotional Intelligence: Why it matters more than IQ, 2005http://www.amazon.com/Emotional-Intelligence-Matter-More-Than/dp/055338371X
  27. 27. The Mindset Shift
  28. 28. What you doHow you do itWhy you do it
  29. 29. What Start with Why How Why Inside outSource: Start with Why – The Golden Circle http://www.StartWithWhy.com
  30. 30. IQ Technical Know-How Architecture Trade-Offs Expert in [x] TechnologyUnderstands Architecture Styles and Patterns Senior Coder
  31. 31. Impacts ofleading with IQ
  32. 32. Source: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jXUxzPH6-4U
  33. 33. Remember … Your IQ is important but… progress requires “landing” your ideas The best idea ultimately will win out but… take them on a journey to get there Frameworks are required but… customers don’t care, they want results Architecture Modeling is useful for architects but… customers don’t think in those models
  34. 34. EQ IQMotivational Technical Know-HowReflective & Self Aware Architecture Trade-OffsFosters Relationships Expert in [x] TechnologyOrganizational Dynamics Understands ArchitectureSocially Aware Styles and PatternsBusiness Savvy Senior Coder
  35. 35. IQ can get in the Way I can make a decision with 30 of the information. Anything mo than 80% is too much. - Colin Powell
  36. 36. Making your Ideas StickSource: Resonate: Present Visual Stories that Transform Audiences Nancy Duarte, 2010
  37. 37. TipsThank You for yourArchitecture Journey
  38. 38. Tips1. Internalize how other professions handle communication of complexity2. Have good posture & body language3. Being humble will take you far4. Take accountability with no excuses5. Have a sense of humor6. Be assertive7. Be passionate
  39. 39. What to do next?
  40. 40. Helpful Resources Elevating Enterprise Architecture GeneralEA & EQ EQCourses Link CoursesFurtherReading • Inside your companyMentor • Professional mentor
  41. 41. ClosingThoughts
  42. 42. Source: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oIS5n9Oyzsc
  43. 43. Questions?

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