Infusing Enterprise Architecture Into Your Business
June 19-20, Paris, France
Business-centered enterprise architecture (EA) practices can accelerate business agility while streamlining costs and complexity. But despite the potential impact of enterprise architecture, EA programs continue to struggle. They struggle with business engagement with their integration into business and IT planning and governance, and with executing on an approach that makes EA business-relevant.
Infusing enterprise architecture into your business is your goal — and infusing business into your EA program is the means to achieve it. Forrester's Enterprise Architecture Forum 2012 will help you evolve toward this EA program and overcome the barriers of historical perceptions, process gaps, and cultural barriers that EA programs often face.
Forrester's Enterprise Architecture Forum EMEA 2012 will provide you with a vision and a business case for EA's future, to business and IT. Through keynotes, case studies, and deep-dive sessions, you will develop an integrated understanding of best practices for chartering EA, understanding and leveraging business goals and strategy, integrating with and enhancing the processes that EA programs must leverage, and building the staff and relationships that make business-focused, strategic, and pragmatic EA possible.
Key Questions This Forum Will Answer
- Boosting the business relevance of your enterprise architecture. EA leaders rate increasing the business focus and relevance of their program as their No. 1 challenge — knowing that this is a prerequisite for strategic influence. We'll describe how to build your architecture "from the business" and how to use this to drive greater engagement.
- Improving maturity and capacity. EA heads want to understand the maturity of their processes and deliverables, their staffing approach, and their place in the larger IT and business organization. We'll use Forrester's archetype-based maturity model to give you a 360-degree understanding.
- Integrating emerging technology. Business opportunities enabled by new technology are everywhere. But IT struggles with adoption and integration — too often creating silos of technology rather than strategic capabilities. We'll give you the best practices ranging from the initial "watch list" through to benefit realization.
- Connecting enterprise strategy to solution architecture. Business solution architecture is the most visible aspect of EA's value. But business solutions can just as easily become tactical, redundant point solutions. We'll provide you with the approach and practices to ensure the role is a vital extension of the larger EA program.
MEGA is a sponsor at this event and will have a stand on the exhibition floor. We will also have a speaker slot on the conference day one presented by Dr. Nissim J. Buchs, CTO and Chief Architect at the HP Banking Service Center in Bern, Switzerland. He will discuss issues around best-practices and pitfalls learned during the implementation of an EAM tool at the HP Banking Service Center.