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Enterprise Architecture SIG: What Constitutes Just Enough Enterprise Architecture?

Wednesday, 28 Oct 2015

How many false starts have there been where Enterprise Architecture has promised much but delivered little other than some glossy imagery?  What is needed is a pragmatic approach where Just Enough effort is given to things that really matter, things that make a difference, add value and deliver real measurable benefit.

In this session we will focus on setting up Enterprise Architecture for success, with some real proven ideas and approaches covering:

* Stakeholder engagement
* Defining a local meaning for Business Architecture and Solution Architecture and what that means, who does it and when
* Creating a lean meta-model – this is glue that makes it all work.
* Simple templates that create karaoke architecture – follow the bouncing ball
* Measuring EA value in tangible terms

For any Enterprise the Architecture team must adapt to its environment, crawl, walk then run.


Neil Spragg has worked in a number of Information & Communication Technology roles over the past 28 years. He has been involved in various industries such as Native Title, Grain Handling and Mining. Neil is known for taking a pragmatic approach to Enterprise Architecture and not overselling it based on some ideal. In doing so, Neil has the ability to simplify complexity, making it understandable at all levels within the enterprise, enabling the business to realise the value of Enterprise Architecture.

Neil is currently a Senior Manager for Architecture at the Rio Tinto group and has previously presented at Open Group and other conferences and is currently the chair person for the EMMMv, an Open Group vertical focusing on architecture standards for mining.

This Special Interest Group will be held at Microsoft on Tuesday 10th November 2015 from 5:30pm.

Light refreshments will be provided as well as the opportunity to network with peers!

To register simply click here