Vish Viswanathan is
currently Managing Principal of CC & C Solutions, an organization
in Asia/Pacific specializing in practical implementations
of Enterprise Architecture based on a best of breed approach
involving TOGAF, Zachman and other methodologies and tools.
Recent assignments include Enterprise Architecture consultancy,
specialized training and implementation assistance in the
- University: Sydney and Monash Universities
- Government: Large Federal Government Departments such
as Centrelink ( Department of Social Security), Australian
Taxation Office, Accident Compensation Corporation ( New
Zealand), Canberra local Government etc.
- Corporations: National Australia ( Banking) TabCorp
(Sydney Casino),Goodman Fielders (Food & Agriculture)
Vish has had over 25 years of experience in IT & Telecommunications
in technical, marketing and strategy positions as senior
executive with IBM, Fujitsu and AAPT (Telecommunications)
across Asia Pacific having been located in New Delhi, Bangalore,
Sydney, Tokyo, and Singapore. During his career, Vish has
successfully managed several new technology start up initiatives
in Australia, India, Vietnam, Malaysia, and Singapore.
actively spearheading The Open Group activities through
championing TOGAF in Australia, New Zealand and ASEAN regions
as the Regional Partner as well as in his capacity as the
Vice Chair- Asia Pacific for the Architecture Forum.
Vish lives in Sydney with his
wife, and his two children are currently working in London.
Actionable EA Principles for Business Value Realisation
One of the first actions that the Chief Architect undertakes
is to generate a set of EA principles based on the organisational
strategic objectives. While these are 'well intentioned'
pronouncements at the policy level, unfortunately they often
remain as 'motherhood' statements with very little traceability
right down to the project deliverables. In most organisations,
there is a large gulf between the EA principles and the projects
that are meant to generate EA conformant solutions. This
presentation aims to describe techniques that can potentially
bridge this gulf through implementation of actionable EA
principles. These dill right down to the 'excruciating level'
of detail necessary to produce artefacts that can readily
be deployed by projects. In fact, the Chief Architect can
envision and plan for 'quick wins' for each of the TOGAF
ADM cycles, based on the business value realisation of a
specific set of actionable EA principles.
Buying "Business Buy In"
One of the top challenges, if not ‘the’ top challenge, of an Enterprise Architect is to get business buy in for EA and to ensure continuous business engagement all through the EA journey. TOGAF provides a number of valuable guidelines and best practices for business engagement, but there are practical challenges that still need to be addressed, as they arise. There is a fundamental need for a change of business perception of EA as a pure technology exercise and for the EA practitioners to create the necessary rapport and earn the respect of business executives. This presentation outlines some of the tried and trusted practical techniques that can help Enterprise Architects achieve successes in this crucial area, which can potentially make or break the entire EA programme.