Business Architecture – Linking Strategic Themes To Tactical Demand

In a recent blog post, Aligning Strategy to Business Capabilities,  we discussed how vital it is for leaders to agree on what the company needs the ABILITY TO DO in order to achieve a set of defined strategic priorities or themes.  In this post, we’ll explore that it is equally important for leaders to have […]

Mobilize Your Portfolio Modernization Efforts

In this recent classic video, Charlie discusses the importance of Portfolio Modernization during an Executive Speaker Series entitled Reinventing the Enterprise hosted by Dialexa.  This pandemic has accelerated the pace of change and raised expectations for a variety of digital services including customer and employee self-service, telemedicine, education, remote work, paperless workflow, etc.  The importance […]

Back To The Future Series: Portfolio Modernization

Over time, we consistently hear feedback from our class participants, alumni, community, and clients, “You’ve got to share more of Charlie’s thoughts about this!”  We have been looking for additional ways to provide Charlie’s insight to our leadership community and plan to do even more going forward. As we organize new resources and go back […]

Enterprise Architecture – Beyond Frameworks and Standards

In his ongoing series about Thriving in Dynamic Times, Charlie Feld recently wrote about the importance of Architectural Principles and Architectural Outcomes.  In that article, he emphasized the need to “make the call” – avoiding endless debates on architectural decisions and getting on with the business of implementation. But once enterprise architects have made the […]

Common Traits Of Great Enterprise Architects

Enterprise Architects. Just think about that for a second. Also, consider what people around the organization think when they hear the words…Enterprise Architect. What comes to mind? That depends on who you are and what organization you belong to. It’s one of the more interesting questions I ask when talking with business leaders. Here is […]