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Enterprise Architecture Kickstarter Workshop

2 hours

Getting started with enterprise architecture (EA) is a daunting task that requires both a solid understanding of current state and a holistic strategy for bringing it to fruition. There is not a one-size-fits-all way of kickstarting an EA program. For some, the focus is on revamping an existing EA program, while for others it is on initiating a new one. That being the case, companies need to keep that in mind when looking to adopt EA into their organization.

What to Expect

During an Enterprise Architecture Kickstarter Workshop, attendees will gain first-hand experience learning about best practices for modern EA functions while also collaboratively building a path forward to grow EA maturity at their organization. This includes:

  • Review of the available EA frameworks
  • ‘Voice of the customer’ introduction describing the current state of EA
  • Introduction to WWT’s practical approach to EA
  • Real customer examples leveraging this approach
  • Common pitfalls to avoid and key success factors for high value EA practices
  • Ideation session facilitated by the WWT EA consulting team to determine focus areas for EA implementation

Goals & Objectives

No matter where you are on your EA journey, a strong connection between the business drivers and the technologies chosen to support such efforts must be established. This workshop provides organizations with key insights and recommendations they can take to drive innovation within their organization.

What is a workshop? A workshop is a working session in which technology decision makers, architects, engineers and line of business representation meet with WWT subject matter experts, engineers, program/process management and sales teams to evaluate or compare how specific strategies and technologies could be deployed in your organization. These are paid engagements with a defined outcome and deliverable, e.g., action plan, high-level architectural design, proposal or quote for project implementation. They take place in-person or via video conference and last from 2 hours to 5 days.

Who should attend? (this list is non-exhaustive) 

  • Chief Information Officer

Benefits

From an Enterprise Architecture Kickstarter Workshop, attendees will develop a better understanding of the core components of a modern EA function (ranging from team structure to governance to standard EA artifacts), in addition to: 

  • a readout summarizing the workshop and outlining key opportunities for growing EA maturity;
  • key learnings around the importance of executive buy-in;
  • a better understanding of the importance of the “softer-side” of EA; and
  • a better understanding of the differences between the role of an enterprise architect and a solution architect.
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