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EA Second Coming EA Forum Nov 2014


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Provocative opening remarks from the chair.

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EA Second Coming EA Forum Nov 2014

  1. 1. The Second Coming of Enterprise Architecture Richard Veryard (Chair) EA Forum London November 2014 Some provocative Introductory remarks …
  2. 2. 2 … spiritus mundi … Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold; Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world. Surely some revelation is at hand; Surely the Second Coming is at hand. W.B. Yeats W.B.Yeats
  3. 3. 3 … nothing is invincible … “There's a strong product pipeline coming through the integrated innovation, and we should be able to show people not only that we correct the things they think are tough about software today, but really bring in scenarios that they never would have expected, that we could solve and make it as efficient as we will.” (Bill Gates, July 2003) “... a move from tightly coupled systems to more loosely coupled interconnections” (Ray Ozzie, April 2003) IT Focus Bus / Org Implications Conflicting Architectural Ideas Would Mainstream EA provide much help?
  4. 4. 4 … it's so deep, it's so wide … Single Enterprise Extended Enterprise IT Perspective School One  CIO ? System of Systems  CTO ? Multiple Perspective School Two  COO ? School Three CEO ? Three Schools defined by James Lapalme 2011
  5. 5. 5 Source: The Open Group … with one flow, you will know …
  6. 6. 6 … a connecting principle … Source: Wikipedia
  7. 7. 7 … with one flow, you will know … Source: The Open Group
  8. 8. 8 … logic so inflexible, causally connectible yet nothing is invincible … Mainstream practices have high consensus but little systematic evidence. Emerging practices have low consensus, therefore need a stronger evidence base. Source: Dave Snowden 2013
  9. 9. 9 … a connecting principle … Is mainstream EA perhaps losing momentum and influence? Is this a consequence of scope and perspective? Or is it because of a lack of relevance to practical business problems? So what’s the alternative? Can emerging approaches to EA help to re-establish practical business relevance? Topics to be discussed during the day …
  10. 10. 10 Contacts … a phone call, it joins all …