What's Your Baseline? Enterprise Architecture & Business Process Management Demystified
What's Your Baseline? Enterprise Architecture & Business Process Management Demystified

What's Your Baseline? Enterprise Architecture & Business Process Management Demystified

Roland Woldt / J-M Erlendson

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This show is about Enterprise Architecture and Business Process Management, and how you can set up your practice to get the most out of it. It is for newbies who just get started with these topics, organizations who want to improve their EA/BPM groups (and the value that they get from it), as well as practitioners who want to get a different perspective and care about the discipline. Learn more about the show and read articles about EA and BPM on www.whatsyourbaseline.com.

Recent Episodes

Ep. 14 - EA Strategy and Capabilities: Carlisle Gunn
JAN 24, 2022
Ep. 14 - EA Strategy and Capabilities: Carlisle Gunn

Developing an EA strategy is not done very often, but has many benefits. In this episode we are talking with Carlisle Gunn, an experienced Enterprise Architect, who we've worked with on past projects.

Carlisle has worked in the Enterprise Architecture space for over 8 years with a focus on business and application architecture. He led teams through process discovery into documentation and improvement. Working with team members from a wide array of roles, his background demonstrates experience working with almost every type of functional member within an organization.

Carlisle received a Masters of Professional Studies in Enterprise Architecture in 2016, where his focus was on the establishment of Enterprise Architecture capabilities and usage of modeling languages.

We are talking about the following topics:

  • Carlisle’s background (and some rugby geekery)
  • EA strategies and that they need to be client-specific
  • Stakeholders and the Enterprise Architect view (top-down) vs. the Solution Architect perspective (bottom-up)
  • ARB /= implemented EA strategy
  • Components of an EA strategy
    Start with maturity assessment > identify low-hanging fruit
    Communication is part of the “how”; EA strategy is the “what”
    EA goals and how to measure EA KPIs
    EA capabilities and services

Please reach out to us by either sending an email to [email protected] or leaving us a voice message by clicking here.

The  full show notes, including graphics, further links, credits, and transcript, are available at whatsyourbaseline.com/episode14.

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Ep. 12 - Ten Things I've Learned
DEC 13, 2021
Ep. 12 - Ten Things I've Learned

Here it is - the end (of season 1 ... no worries, we're back in January 2022). In this episode we are mixing up the format a bit and are talking about the 10 things that we learned in 25 years of  architecture and process management.

Approach / strategy segment

Let's talk about the bigger picture, the why and larger setup. What are the thoughts that get organizations started?

  • Why: You’ll end up paying for it somehow. End of the line in people or risk.
  • Don't do a "big effort upfront"
  • Develop and create in releases / have a release plan
  • Processes and architectures need to be measured

Organizational segment

Architectures win and fail with the people. If they don't want to cooperate or be involved you will fail.

  • It's the people, stupid
  • Do not separate areas of your architecture into different groups
  • Risk & Controls folks are your friends

"How-to" segment

Once you get started the task of developing an architecture seems daunting. This segment has a few tips to make it more manageable.

  • Start small but don't settle on the lowest denominator - choose a tool and have a minimum set of artifact requirements
  • Have the full lifecycle in mind and don't get distracted by the latest tech
  • When developing models do this in multiple iterations (esp. processes)

Please reach out to us by either sending an email to [email protected] or leaving us a voice message by clicking here.

The  full show notes, including graphics, further links, credits, and transcript, are available at whatsyourbaseline.com/episode12.

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51 MIN