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The First 100 Days as an Enterprise Architect

Posted by Mark Paauwe on 11/27/2018 11:36:06 AM

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Via email, I receive infographics from many respected analyst firms like Gartner, that claim to provide a roadmap to being successful as an Enterprise Architect in the first 100 days starting at a new organization.

Architecture Principles & Patterns Framework

Posted by Mark Paauwe on 4/4/2017 10:12:41 PM

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If you think Enterprise Architecture Principles are very important, so important that you take the effort of developing or documenting them, you'd better have them used. Or else it has been a complete waste of time. Here's a framework for your enterprise architecture principles and patterns to get them right and used.

Step-by-Step guide for Business Professionals

Posted by Mark Paauwe on 3/11/2017 12:17:58 PM

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You are 7 clicks away from your first process model or business model on Dragon1. Learn Dragon1 Quickly with this Step-by-Step guide. Just follow the 30 steps grouped into four modules. You will learn to sketch, model, share, communicate, publish, comment, generate and report. And lots and lots more on Dragon1.

It has a Tail | EA Blog

Posted by Laurent Fraters-Ye┼čiltepe on 6/15/2015 12:42:16 PM

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Visualizing business transformations, do others 'see' and thus better understand.

Enterprise Architecture is about CxOs making the enterprise future proof

Posted by Mark Paauwe on 5/1/2015 12:00:00 AM

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The added value of Enterprise Architecture: it all begins with visualizing concepts.

Can Visual Enterprise Architecture be done by anyone?

Posted by Mark Paauwe on 5/1/2015 12:00:00 AM

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Anyone who is responsible for executing the objectives of annual plans concerning the business strategy has an advantage in visualizing the impact of their own department.

Smart IT Project Checklist to Prevent Failure

Posted by Mark Paauwe on 5/1/2015 12:00:00 AM

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Why not use a checklist for projects? It forces you to deliver project deliverables with the required quality, within budget and time. There's no such thing as a free lunch.

13 Principles for Decision Making by the CIO

Posted by Mark Paauwe on 5/1/2015 12:00:00 AM

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Taking the right decisions every day in a dynamic enterprise is not the easiest thing to do for a CIO. Creating a common overview of the current state of the organization makes it less complex for him/her and the architect team.

Application Rationalization - 10 Rules and Guidelines

Posted by Mark Paauwe on 5/1/2015 12:00:00 AM

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Best practice for Application Rationalization provides guidance in controlling your application landscape.

How does Dragon1 help out projects?

Posted by Mark Paauwe on 5/1/2015 12:00:00 AM

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Your project needs the structure and discipline of the team members, even before the project starts. Otherwise, it wasted anyway your time and money.

How To Do Quick Visual Problem Solving

Posted by Mark Paauwe on 5/1/2015 12:00:00 AM

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How to find a solution that is actually a solution to your problem? Pick up the right concepts and visualize them with the company's objectives and strategy.

Seven reasons why Enterprise Architects need an EA Tool

Posted by Mark Paauwe on 5/1/2015 12:00:00 AM

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Salespeople work with CRM software (mainly SaaS). Enterprise architects work with PowerPoint. Who is more productive?