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Accelerating Implementation and Realization of Enterprise Architecture

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Accelerating Implementation and Realization of Enterprise Architecture

  1. 1. Accelerating Implementation and Realization of Enterprise Architecture using Force.com
  2. 2. Sohail Sikora Director, Program Architect @Abbrevtalk
  3. 3. Aaron Levensailor Senior Program Architect @alevensailor
  4. 4. Agenda • Introductions • Enterprise Architecture : The Practice – Define – Measure – Customer Success • Enterprise Architect : The Person – The Person and Role – The Tools • Thank You! 4
  5. 5. Enterprise Architecture : The Practice Defined How do you define the practice?
  6. 6. Business Value IT Value Differentiation Enterprise Architecture : The Practice Measured How do you value your EA Practice and its contributions? • Increased autonomy • Faster time to value • Customer relevance • Scalability • Quality • Security • Evangelist • Strategic thinking • Communication
  7. 7. Enterprise Architect
  8. 8. Business Value IT Value Differentiation Enterprise Architect : The Person What are the traits of a successful Enterprise Architect? • Understands business strategy • Process orientation • Multiple technology platforms • Maintains relevant skills • Program oversight • Evangelist • Strategic thinking • Communication
  9. 9. Enterprise Architect : The Role What do they typically work on? • How can we connect the dots? • Vision to Value • Let me show you how… • 3 to 6 month pipeline • 12 to 36 month pipeline • Current Demand • Critical Projects Manage Portfolio Understand Demand Create the Vision Show the Way
  10. 10. Application Rationalization Methodology Multi Tenancy Enterprise Architect : The Tools The New World means new tools • How to decide what belongs where? • What works well? – Business processes – Operational – Apps that require actionable data • What does not? – Raw computing (Video) – Niche Apps for few users • Agile… Ok what does that mean? • “We have always done it this way.” Not really. • Time to market is the key • Architecture in a Multi Tenant Cloud • Accrues great benefits • Releases tend to be multiple • One release benefits all • Different ground implies different ground rules – Testing – Support – Continuity 10
  11. 11. How do we get in touch? Let’s keep the conversation going! • Join our Knowledge Share Chatter Group – http://bit.ly/SalesforceServices-KnowledgeShare • Join our Knowledge Share Slide Share Group: – http://www.slideshare.net/cmcgriff • Email us: ssikora@salesforce.com OR alevensailor@salesforce.com • Learn more about careers at Salesforce.com – http://bit.ly/1hkZySe OR – Email Lisa Davie - lisa.davie@salesforce.com
  12. 12. Citations and Resources • Architect Core Resources – https://developer.salesforce.com/page/Architect_Core_Resources • Enterprise Architecture Definitions – http://pubs.opengroup.org/architecture/togaf9-doc/arch/chap02.html – http://www.gartner.com/it-glossary/enterprise-architecture-ea/ – http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb466232.aspx • Integration Resources – https://developer.salesforce.com/page/Integration

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