Interactive Workshop Day
Workshop A: 17th September 20197:15 am - 8:15 am Enabling Organisational Readiness for Disruptive Technology Adoption & Integration To Ease Future Transitions And Capacity To Change Inside Agile Frameworks
In the current digital environment, there isn’t enough time for an Architect to become expert at the top of every incoming field, but they are still expected to be at the forefront of guiding functions to cope with such rapid change. How can Architects work to provide foresight and commit to actions requiring thorough and faster analysis and reconcile long-term architecture with agile delivery?
What the workshop will cover:
- Understanding the utility and benefits of Agile principles vs Waterfall architecture
- Assessing the limitations of an agile environment for enterprise architecture
- Balancing holistic systems without missing parts when journey mapping enterprise functions
Workshop B: 18th September 20197:15 am - 8:15 am Employing EA vs Decentralised Architecture & Decision Guiderails For Empowerment Further Down the Organisation’s Structure
Managing the levels of control, governance and guidance of EA within the business is a fine line and key to the efficiency of how stakeholders are supported by EA services. With the growth of shadow IT, how can decentralised opportunities be properly embraced rather than viewed as a threat?
This workshop will cover how the EA discipline can work to improve the culture and connection of stakeholders to the environment in order to provide more visibility around decision making processes. Especially when considering smaller teams, this forward understanding of the risks and results of investment may need to be achieved without imposing explicit approval or extensive control mechanisms.
- Introspective cultural change alongside organisational change management aspects of EA
- Build high-performing teams regardless of team size by connecting end-users to a refreshed environment and strengthen the integration EA within the business
- Align business corporate strategy through defined governance and policies to better extract value from technology investment in line with corresponding business outcomes