IDG Contributor Network: Product management using business architecture

I would not be surprised if most digital transformation initiatives in the future involve product (and service) management. Yet, literature about this subject is scarce. Product managers often work in isolation from the rest of the company, even if product management — which can be either the creation of a new product or, more often, the revamping of an existing one — involves multiple types of customers, business units, functionalities, capabilities, and sets of business strategies from an organization.

To make sense of this complexity, and to increase the odds of getting it right more rapidly and within budget, amalgamating business/enterprise architecture and product management is required. A tool like such as Customer Value Map as seen in Figure 1 below can help:

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9 warning signs of bad IT architecture

Chances are someone at some point spent countless brain cycles planning your organization’s IT architecture before handing the grand plan off to someone else to build it out, and then to someone else to maintain it as your computing environment inevitably grew. And, chances also are, somewhere along the line, best intentions faded in the face of expediency, departmental politics, and general mismanagement, eroding what was once a coherent architecture management strategy into an ongoing series of independent, case-by-base decisions about each technical component.

How do you know if your organization has strayed from the path? Here are nine warning signs that bad IT architecture has taken hold of your organization.

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Implementation Considerations of Enterprise Architecture

This paper discusses the implementation considerations of enterprise architecture planning. Often, enterprise architecture is undertaken from a modeling perspective overlooking a key question: does this enterprise architecture model support business initiatives? What use is enterprise architecture if it cannot support business initiatives! Good Discussion!