2011-07-18

Linkedin: In one word, what is the single largest problem facing #entarch?

A quick statistical analysis of the responses (with some categorization, e.g.” cacophony” -> “chaos” -> “confusion”) in the linkedin discussion "In one word, what is the single largest problem facing Enterprise Architecture?" http://www.linkedin.com/groupAnswers?viewQuestionAndAnswers=&discussionID=43593317&gid=36781&commentID=45630743&trk=view_disc
  • 373 unique replies from unique people (the first reply is used if not explicitly specified)
  • signal to noise ratio is almost 1 to 4


So, a possible resume about the EA status is “immature (discipline, practice, etc.) with problems in many aspects (acceptance, people, tool, definition, etc.) which is requested to deliver results with higher speed”. Maybe executability will help?

Disclose: executability is my choice.

Thanks,
AS

4 comments:

ivo said...

Yours and the one that came out first are part of the same statement:
"EA, you are too young and idealistic (maturity), so show you can walk the talk first (executability) and then we'll take you seriously"

Alexander Samarin said...

@ivo +1

Thanks,
AS

Anonymous said...

Hello Alexander:

My choice:

Alignment.

http://ultrabpm.wordpress.com/2011/02/25/can-enterprise-architecture-evolve-and-match-business-dynamics/

Regards

Alberto

Alexander Samarin said...

Alberto,

I believe that alignment is a by-product of executability. The latter allows real (operational) linkage between BA artefacts themselves (goals, plans, processes, KPIs, etc.) and with other parts of EA. The EA has to provide tools for deriving explicit and executable HOW from WHY and WHAT.

Note: HOW, WHAT and WHY have the recursive relationship.

Thanks,
AS