IT and engineering leaders often grapple with the decision to centralize functions, or permit a degree of controlled redundancy within the company to facilitate agility. Striking a balance can be challenging, but here are some pointers to guide the way.
One of the indicators of a mature EA practice is the collection and measurement of metrics. Metrics themselves are not about ticking some bureaucratic box, but rather, keeping EA focused on an agreed-upon mission. This not only lends standardization to the EA practice, it prevents architect burnout by being spread too thin.
Architecture, whether at the enterprise level, domain level, or solution level often describes a target / ideal state. Yet the leap from the as-is landscape to the future state is often significant and requires intermediate architectural states. Getting these transition architectures right can mean the difference between future state success or failure.
Intro Of the many challenges I observe CIOs endure– perhaps the most painful is proving the efficacy of IT itself. IT leaders must constantly educate their peers around what IT actually does in the 21st century, and how these IT capabilities are crucial to the health and success of the business. Most often, these challenges […]
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About David Torre
David Torre is a business technology veteran with years of experience coupled with degrees in both information systems and business intelligence. This combination of skills has enabled David to provide enterprise solutions to well-known companies who face some of the toughest challenges in the business world today.
David currently resides in the San Francisco Bay Area where he runs Center Mast, LLC.