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Operationalizing Enterprise Architecture

What Is Operationalizing Enterprise Architecture?

Operationalizing Enterprise Architecture (EA) is a specialized class for senior-level leaders that delves into the changing nature of enterprise architecture required to support accelerated modernization and change. Leaders learn how to put in motion the required organization, funding and operating structures necessary to operationalize Enterprise Architecture design and principles.

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Course Details

Operationalizing Enterprise Architecture (EA)
  • In-Person Course: 2.5 Days
  • Virtual Course: 5 half-day live sessions
Who Should Attend

This class is designed for Enterprise Architects, Leaders of Enterprise Architecture, Portfolio/Domain Architects and Business Architects.

  • Learn to reframe the dialogue about enterprise architecture
  • Convey that architecture outcomes are as critical as business outcomes
  • Connect the dots between enterprise architecture and business strategy
  • Operationalize enterprise architecture with the required people, funding, and processes
  • Understand and articulate implications, opportunities, and challenges for Enterprise Architecture that are created by the COVID-19 crisis
  • Module 1
    • Introductions
    • Leadership at the Speed of Change
    • The Feld Group Institute Transformation Framework
  • Module 2
    • The Practice of EA
    • Business Model
    • Business Systems Model
  • Module 3
    • Technical Systems Model
    • Organization Model
  • Module 4
    • Economic Model
    • IT Operating Model
  • Module 5
    • Pulling it All Together
    • Call To Action
    • Surviving and Thriving During a Crisis

Program Fee: $3,000

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What You'll Learn

  • The critical nature of architecture and why it matters
  • The evolution of patterns
  • To clarify and “sell” the value Enterprise Architecture
  • Three transformation outcomes: business, architecture, and productivity
  • Dimensions of enterprise architecture in context of the Feld Group Institute Transformation Framework.
  • Key principles through the use of real-world case studies
  • Leadership skills to drive transformation within your organization.

Why Choose This Program?

Leaders choose this program because:

  • Classes are conducted by practitioners-successful leaders of Enterprise Architecture
  • The curriculum is rooted in the time-tested Feld Group Institute Transformation Framework
  • Leaders receive company specific coaching sessions
  • This program is selective and creates a unique peer learning community.
  • Alumni Benefits

What Are Alumni Benefits?

Participants who complete the program become part of an elite alumni community network and peer learning group which is supported by The Feld Group Institute. Alumni receive monthly newsletters, take part in monthly events, gain an opportunity to amplify their accomplishments and receive ongoing professional networking opportunities.

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Russell Villemez

Affiliate, The Feld Group Institute

Head of Technology Strategy, Dialexa – a Feld Group Institute partner

Highly regarded CTO and change agent with IT strategy and enterprise architecture expertise.

Russell Villemez is an Affiliate with the Feld Group Institute and the head of Technology Strategy at Dialexa, a Technology Research, Design and Creation firm that works with organizations on initiatives such as Operational Transformation, Business Growth, and New Venture Creation.

During 17 years in operational roles and 15 years in consulting roles, Russell has worked across a variety of industries in both executive leadership positions and as a subject matter expert. Russell thrives on the scale and complexity of leading major change agendas in large corporate environments.

Recent consulting clients include AmerisourceBergen, the American Automobile Association, Brinker International, Cubic, Equifax, and Cox Automotive. A common thread is the client’s need for strong leadership during a period of change—whether motivated by acquisitions, spin-offs, competitive pressures, or other factors. Clients also benefit from Russell’s expertise in enterprise architecture, agile development, application portfolio rationalization, technology and architecture strategy, as well as business strategy and commercial software product development.

Recognized as a versatile IT executive, adept at solving complex problems with innovative solutions, Russell’s capabilities and achievements span a continuum from business-strategy formation to hands-on IT solution development. His extensive career achievements include pioneering the first use of relational databases in high-volume transaction systems in the ‘80s, applying voice recognition DSPs in public intelligent network services for consumer markets in the ‘90s, and leading large-scale adoptions of open systems, object technology, and middleware frameworks in complex business environments, often in advance of commercially available software products.

Prior to joining Dialexa, Russell served at HP as Enterprise Services Chief Technology Officer for the Americas, leading a global capability for embedded Account CTOs in large enterprises. Russell began his career at Accenture, where he first crafted his consultative problem-solving approach, later honed at A.T. Kearny and the Feld Group. Russell’s deep telecom experience is built upon numerous director and enterprise architect positions at AT&T, Bell Atlantic, Telstra, US West, Pacific Bell, and Sprint, and as V.P. and CIO for WebLink Wireless.

Russell has a BS in Business Administration from Louisiana State University and an MBA from Vanderbilt University. In his spare time, Russell participates in amateur auto racing, and is a driving instructor with the Porsche Club of America.