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 […]
The Pain of Corporate Purchasing Making a significant purchase within the enterprise can be challenging. Justification of new software, infrastructure, or consulting may necessitate many iterations of grueling explanations. Yet it doesn’t need to be this difficult.
More Extremes and Pendulum Swings In the past four years or so, I’ve been fortunate enough to work on numerous projects involving modern infrastructure. I’m referring to 100% cloud-based storage/network/compute environments used to drive customer-facing products. Some of these infrastructures were transformational (moving from legacy data centers to the cloud) and others were greenfields born […]
Can You Spot the Problem? Within the enterprise, the demand for resources typically commences with some semblance of structure: a project review board, an OKR, or some other respectable methodology. But gradually, scope creep rears its ugly head; typically by way of a preemptive priority. Something “urgent” comes about which thrusts us into loose-knit teams […]
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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.