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The Enterprise Architect (EA) diary - Day 34-36 (Information Architecture) by nattYGUR

Although enterprise architecture consider to be based on four domains (Business, Information, Applications and technology) for me the business and information domains are more important to become successful enterprise architect. There aren’t any doubts...
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The Enterprise Architect (EA) diary - Day 25-32 (Modeling & decentralized organization) by nattYGUR

The Enterprise Architect (EA) diary - Day 25-32 (Modeling & decentralized organization) Working for company with different business units locating in different places around the world requires me to pay visits to our offices. In the last 6 days I...
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The Enterprise Architect (EA) diary - day 22 (from business processes to implemented applications) by nattYGUR

After spending time on keeping our repository up to date (add new ETRM application and related data flows as well as changing databases to DB clusters), collecting more data for the root cause analysis and spending time for writing proposal to creating...
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The Enterprise Architect (EA) diary - day 15-20 (IT architecture) by nattYGUR

We’re working on IT architecture or more accurate to-be architecture for very long time. After we spend time to model and understand what IT has to offer as well as what the business is doing (and need) to reach company’s goals and objectives, we started...
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Plan your budget and reduce risks by aligning enterprise products road maps to the vendor road maps. by nattYGUR

Vendors tend to publish roadmaps for their products. Those roadmaps include when the product schedule to be replaced with new version, when the product regular support will be replaced with extended support and when the vendor won’t support certain product...
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Real Example of Enterprise Architecture Values by nattYGUR

This time I'm sharing a list of EA values of mature EA practice. This customer is a leading company in the utilities industry with aggressive business strategy of merge and acquisition. as a result they have continues challenge of merging IT units together...
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Case study of not successful EA practice by nattYGUR

After posting three case studies of successful enterprise architecture practices and discussing common EA pitfalls I decided that it’s the time to present a case study of en enterprise architecture practice that didn’t manage end up successfully . Using...
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10 EA pitfalls that a real EA implementation might experience by nattYGUR

Doing EA just for the sake of EA : Enterprise architecture is a mean to reach a goal. If you don’t know what is your goal and how you'll use enterprise architecture to reach this goal, you fall into the most common and painful pitfall. There should be...
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What needed to be monitored to get better Governance by nattYGUR

Collecting, modeling, validating and analyzing data from different domains to create to-be architecture in a form of principles, standards and blueprints are not enough to create successful enterprise architecture. The real challenge of enterprise architecture...
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Communicate highly complex information to a broad audience by nattYGUR

One of the common tasks that enterprise architects are dealing with on a daily basis is the need to explain complex IT issues to different audience, including non IT audience and CxO level. I can find many discussions around this requirement but I can...
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