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ArticleApr 11, 2017

Designing an Agile Organisation

Some of you might remember Peter Senge’s great piece of work on the Fifth Discipline. It was one of the published works that first introduced me to systems thinking. One of the key topics from this piece of work was around complexity and how to deal with it. Dealing with complexity requires a shift in your mental model. A move away from concrete analytical thinking that is quite linear in nature, to more intuitive and abstract thinking that is more multi-dimensional in nature.

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How to design a Target Operating Model that delivers tangible outcomes

The term Target Operating Model (or TOM) has been used a lot in many of the organisations that I have worked for all around the world over the years. Many 100s of millions of dollars in business change budget has been invested in these projects along with many 1000s of people, man hours and resources. Having been involved in numerous initiatives, I’ve seen all manner of possible outcomes. Some have succeeded in delivering very beneficial outcomes for their organisations. Some have failed to deliver anything.

Julie Choo

Mar 28, 2017
 

EA Learning Launches new Operating Model Design course

This week, EA Learning is proud to announce the latest course to be added to our expanded Architecture and Design training curriculum, Applied Operating Model Design. The course is authored by Julie Choo, an experienced Business Architecture practitioner and thought leader who has also delivered our Applied Business Architecture course over the years. Julie has been working on the course for a year or so as part of a book she is writing called the Strategy Journey which looks at the 5 keys stages of strategy development from defining a strategy to executing on that strategy.

Danny Graham

Mar 01, 2017
 

Big Bash, Australia Open, Grand Prix, and the importance of Big Data.

Every year in Melbourne, January sparks the start of a series of sporting events that keep us entertained right the way through to March. From the end of December and throughout January we have had the luxury of an action packed schedule of Big Bash (20/20) cricket, the Australian Open tennis and after a bit of a lull in February, there is the Australian Grand Prix to look forward to in March.

Danny Graham

Feb 09, 2017
 

Supporting the CIO – Changes, Challenges and the role of Business Architecture

Many C-Level executives are now facing a situation where the ‘traditional’ aspects of their role are being reshaped, or in some cases undergoing wholesale changes. From a CIO perspective, one of the fundamental challenges being faced is that the business is going direct to vendors to procure technology solutions for their business. A Logicalis survey reported recently that 31% of CIOs were bypassed on numerous occasions in technology purchases and over 90% were bypassed at least some of the time(1). So how can a CIO maintain their influence in today’s businesses?

Danny Graham

Feb 07, 2017
 

“We don’t rise to the level of our expectations; we fall to the level of our training”

While individuals may have different innate talents, the world’s most successful people have always been those who continually enhance their skills and develop instincts through countless hours of training.

Caitlin Merritt

Feb 07, 2017
 

Data Analytics: The fine line between success and failure in the Data-driven Economy

Trying to understand how you can integrate a data-driven vision into your strategic agenda? Or perhaps you understand the need for a data-driven vision but need some tools to successfully implement it in your organisation.

Jim Francis

Jan 31, 2017
 

In a room full of competent business professionals, what makes you stand out?

Have you ever invested the time to work out what it is about yourself that got you to where you are today? Or taken it a step further and more importantly worked out what it is about yourself that will get you to where you want to be in the future? In a room full of competent business professionals, what makes you stand out? What is your point of difference? What is your.

Alan Simmonds

Dec 19, 2016
 

How Enterprise Architecture and Project Execution Are Linked

Enterprise Architecture is responsible for establishing the Information Technology (IT) Roadmap which will form a large part of Capital Expenditure within an organisation. Project Management is the execution mechanism for an EA programme of work when approved and funded. As such Enterprise Architecture and Project Management intersect at various points within the Corporate Project Portfolio.

Judith Oja-Gillam

Dec 12, 2016