EA Café 23: Linking EA to Enterprise Investment

15/05/2014 at Deloitte, Diegem.

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Enterprise Investment, combining EA and Investment Portfolio Management

Dear EA professional,

How good is your organisation at investing in the structure and value it needs to succeed?  In many enterprises, up to 70% of projects still fail to deliver the outcomes they promise, despite having ‘best practice’ project management and governance.  As a result, senior management struggle to realize in practice the full potential of Enterprise Architecture, and the contribution of their Enterprise Architects.

At the heart of every organization’s performance at delivering success from change is its strategy for Enterprise Investment.  This strategy drives projects to deliver the enterprise goals as efficiently as possible, through the powerful combination of Enterprise Architecture and Investment Portfolio Management.    It is a strategy that is as much about the enterprise culture as its structure and process – so every Enterprise Architect needs to know how to diagnose the “investment culture”, leverage its strengths and deal with its weaknesses.

In this stimulating and inspirational session, Chris will explore the relationship between an organization’s investment culture and the success of its projects.  He will show examples of real-life culture diagnoses – highlighting strengths, weaknesses and apparent paradoxes – and offer a strategy for both leveraging and redesigning the culture to deliver better architecture and value from projects.

This session will be given by Chris Potts. He is a world-leading specialist in corporate strategies for Enterprise Investment – combining Enterprise Architecture with Investing in Change.  He is a hands-on corporate strategist, a mentor to CIOs, their executive colleagues, Enterprise Architects and Investment Portfolio Managers.

He is the author of the world’s only trilogy of business novels, The FruITion Trilogy:  “FruITion”, “RecrEAtion” and “DefrICtion”.

Deloitte will be the host of this Architect Café. Doors are open as from 17h30 and the presentations will be held from 18h00 to 20h00 (with networking event after the presentations).

Make sure to reserve your seat now!

Best regards,

The BAEA team

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EA Café 22: Linking EA to change management

27/03/2014 at Ordina, Mechelen.

Daniel Mast and Luc Galoppin are happy to share their knowledge with you. Download the presentation here.

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Dear EA professional,

As enterprise architects we have a good overview of our company and how it should look like in the future. The real challenge however is to realize that vision by achieving the set objectives. We can’t stand on the sideline during this important transition, although it requires other competences from us.

Our first speaker, Daniel Mast, is an experienced Enterprise Architect who strives to find the optimal solution, fitting the dynamics of the organization. He made several projects a success by putting TOGAF and ArchiMate aside and start learning from others.

When it comes to new insights, Luc Galoppin will introduce us seamlessly into the world of change management. He looks at organizations as communities to develop, not as machines to fix. A good piece of advice from Luc: “If you can’t explain it to your grandmother, forget it.”

Ordina will be the host of this Architect Café. Doors are open as from 17h30 and the presentations will be held from 18h00 to 20h00 (with networking event after the presentations).

Make sure to reserve your seat now!

Best regards,

The BAEA team

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EA Café 21: BAEA Open Space Conference

Dear EA professional,

68 consultants will spend two hours working on your problem … for free!

Ever heard of Open Space Technology (OST)? The OST is an approach to conferences where…

The issues that are most important to people will get discussed.
The issues raised will be addressed by the participants best capable of getting something done about them.
All of the most important ideas, recommendations, discussions, and next steps will be documented in a report.

Participants will feel engaged and energized by the process.

To be successful, an Open Space Conference must have high levels of:

  • complexity, in term of the tasks to be done or outcomes achieved. If Enterprise Architecture were easy, we wouldn’t organize BAEA conferences, would we? Instead, we would focus on something like proving the existence of undetected subatomic particles.
  • diversity, in terms of the people involved and/or needed to make any solution work. Since we started back in 2006, the BAEA participants list has been growing, both in size and diversity. We have business consultants, security experts, technology gurus , data specialists, and many other expertises, all gathering around the central topic of Enterprise Architecture.
  • real or potential conflict, meaning people really care about the central issue or purpose. In any case, we care enough about Enterprise Architecture to spend hours of costly and sparse free time…
  • urgency, meaning that the time to act was “yesterday”. As Enterprise Architects, we realize that ever increasing complexity and change urge us to do something about it…

2013 November 21st will be recorded in the Book of History as the date of the first BAEA Open Space Conference. Be sure not to miss it!

Agenda:

17h00: Doors
17h30: Welcome – intro – OST rules
17h45: Agenda brainstorming, prioritization and planning
18h00: Start of the BAEA Open Space Conference (BOSC)
19h30: Report BOSC results
20h00: End of the BOSC, start of the BAEA Café networking part

If you would like to register, send us an e-mail. The event will be hosted by Crossroad at their offices, Schaliënhoevedreef 20H in Mechelen.

We are always looking for interesting presentations, valuable case studies and possible hosting locations. Should you have any suggestions, please let us know.

Make sure to reserve your seat now!

Kind regards,

The BAEA team

EA Cafe 20: Discover effective techniques to make your business architecture work

Dear EA professional,

After this hot and beautiful summer, it is time to launch a new season of interesting Architect Cafés. On Thursday 26th of September, we will focus on some effective techniques to make your business architecture work.

Koen Knaepen will reveal how mental frameworks or meta-models help you to define your Business (Architecture).

Business Architecture is quickly evolving to a mature practice. How can new business architects learn quickly what it is all about? How to tell whether a business architecture is a good one? The use of mental frameworks and meta-models in business architecture facilitates the discussions at all levels in the organization.

Koen is a business architect, business mentor and strategist. He has developed the Costa Model as a mental framework to support the strategic decision process and the strategy translation process in all kind of organizations.

Tom Graves will continue and explore a perhaps too-often ignored question in EA: “Where do people fit within Enterprise Architecture?”

Mainstream EA tends to focus on IT almost to the exclusion of everything else. Yet an organisation and its business consist of far more than just its IT – and our architecture needs to include those other themes too, if it is to work well in the real world. As a worked-example, this session shows how to use common frameworks such as Zachman and Business Model Canvas to reframe how we view some typical human themes in business, and how to apply the resulting insights and implications in our architectures – within and beyond IT.

AE will be the host of this Architect Café.

The Architect Café will be held in the AE offices in Heverlee (Interleuvenlaan 27b) on 26th of September. Doors are open as from 17h30 and the presentations will be held from 18h00 to 20h00 (with networking event after the presentations). If you would like to register, send us an e-mail.

We are always looking for interesting presentations, valuable case studies and possible hosting locations. Should you have any suggestions, please let us know.

Make sure to reserve your seat now!

Kind regards,

The BAEA team

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EA Café 19: Enterprise Architecture in the Era of Consumerization plus Cloud.

Dear EA professional,

If you have been an Enterprise Architect for some time, no doubt the name of Chris Potts will ring a bell. Chris is a corporate strategist, specialising in Enterprise Investment.

In 1994 he established the first formal Enterprise Architecture (EA) capability in the company he worked for.  This kick-started Chris’s interest in corporate strategies, including the differences and independencies between strategy, architecture and investments, and how enterprises create value by investing in invest in change and IT.

Nowadays he is an independent practitioner and mentor. At our Architect Café he will present the following topic: “Enterprise Architecture in the Era of Consumerization plus Cloud.”

The combination of consumerization and cloud has changed the game for enterprises the world over.  The architectural challenge is to achieve a radically different balance between outside-in and inside-out design.  For Enterprise Architects themselves, the opportunity is about influencing and leading senior decision-makers in assessing the potential scenarios for their strategies and business models, choosing the best architectural innovations to invest in, and making the very most of those investments.

Come and participate in the most important EA conversation that’s happening right now!

ING will be the host of this Architect Café.

The Architect Café will be held in the ING offices in Brussels (Marnixlaan 24, entrance to auditorium via Troonstraat) on 29th of May. Doors are open as from 17h30 and the presentations will be held from 18h00 to 20h00 (with networking event after the presentations). If you would like to register, send us an e-mail.

We are always looking for interesting presentations, valuable case studies and possible hosting locations. Should you have any suggestions, please let us know.

Make sure to reserve your seat now!

Kind regards,

The BAEA team

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EA Café 18: The Business Model Canvas

Dear EA professional,

The Business Model Canvas, even if you didn’t use it in your company yet, you are probably familiar with the term. In the first Architect Café of 2013 we will offer you two interesting cases.

Steven Laurent (AE) will start with an interactive session where the concept of Business Model Canvas will be put into practice. Peter Doomen rounds off the first session with his experiences at SD Worx.

When everyone is brought up to speed with the Business Model Canvas, Jo Wyns (Crossroad) will dive into the tool set of the architect: “The forgotten tools of the Enterprise Architect: concise models, crystal balls, and the coffee machine”.

The talk illustrates a number of essential tools and practices that underpin the successful embedding of Enterprise Architecture in many companies, but which are often forgotten or overlooked in traditional architecture studies.

As a reference,  Jo uses the Architecture Roadmap Model Crossroad developed over multiple projects in the banking industry. It gives an overview of the broad role of the Enterprise Architect within a company, the expectation put upon him/her and the challenges to attain long-term benefits for the company.

To fill-in these expectations,  architects employ a diverse set of practices and tools to make the difference between architectural studies, and real-life architecture value.  Illustrated by practical examples, Jo highlights a number of the implicit architectural approaches he discovered over the past years.

Capgemini will be the host of this Architect Café.

The Architect Café will be held in the Capgemini offices in Diegem on 26th of March. Doors are open as from 17h30 and the presentations will be held from 18h00 to 20h00 (with networking event after the presentations). If you would like to register, send us an e-mail.

We are always looking for interesting presentations, valuable case studies and possible hosting locations. Should you have any suggestions, please let us know.

Make sure to reserve your seat now!

Kind regards,

The BAEA team