The Zachman Framework unlocked

Deliver Business Value with IT

The Zachman frame work is the corner stones in the discipline of Enterprise Architecture, but as the discipline itself it struggles to demonstrate how it can deliver value to the business.

Please find a presentation of how you can unlock the (Business) value of the Zachman framework as well as your Enterprise Architecture initiatives: The Zachman Framework unlocked @ https://flevy.com/browse/business-document/the-zachman-framework-unlocked-331/ref=mpalmgre

With a degree in chemistry John  most likely inspired by the periodic table regrouped the key questions to ask as we aboard an Enterprise Architecture initiative.

Contextual: 

From a Zachman Business Architecture Perspective we capture:

THE WHY: Goal List – primary high level organization goals

THE HOW: Process List – list of all known processes

THE WHAT: Material List – list of all known organizational entities

WHO: Organizational Unit & Role List – list of all organization units, sub-units, and identified roles

WHERE: Geographical Locations List…

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The Zachman Framework unlocked

Why the CMO should not (at least for the moment) replace the CIO

Deliver Business Value with IT

We have over the last few months followed a trend of how the CMO will replace the CIO. First of all these are 2 distinct positions with different stakeholders, the 2 services are support functions where Marketing is an internal customer to IT. In “The CMO-CIO Disconnect: Bridging the Gap to Seize the Digital Opportunity” http://www.accenture.com/us-en/Pages/insight-cmo-cio-bridging-gap-seize-digital-opportunity.aspx we learn that “To overcome this gap and infuse a digital focus in all business processes and functions, there is no more important a function for marketing to align with than information technology. On the surface, CMOs and CIOs seem to agree. Dig deeper, though, and CIOs feel a greater need for alignment. Nearly eight out of 10 agree that alignment is needed, compared to just over half of CMOs.”

Split from the start The beliefs of CMOs and CIOs often diverge radically. A large majority of CIOs (61%) feels their companies are…

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Why the CMO should not (at least for the moment) replace the CIO

THE VERY REASON WHY MOST IT STRATEGIES FAIL AND MISERABLY:

Deliver Business Value with IT

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THE VERY REASON WHY MOST IT STRATEGIES FAIL AND MISERABLY: The IT department needs to perform 3 things well: 1) understand the needs of the business, 2) how to build and run applications that meets the needs of the business and 3) to run an effective infrastructure.

That is IT supports new emerging business initiatives that will eventually form the business strategy as they succeed or fail and the RUN.

Yet most IT Departments: 1) has a poor understanding of the needs of the business, 2) are not very successful @ to build and run applications that meets the needs of the business and 3) do not run an effective infrastructure. We all know that infrastructure is unsexy.

It is due to his effort to build a solid infrastructure that David Giambruno @ Revlon has successfully turned a “we spend 80 percent of our resources to fire fight and hopefully keep…

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THE VERY REASON WHY MOST IT STRATEGIES FAIL AND MISERABLY: