We begin by selecting a domain that we believe needs to be
improved. In our case, that domain is Enterprise Architecture.
As The Architecture Paradigm™ teaches us, the most important
question to ask is Why? Or more specifically Why Should I Care? For if no one
cares, no progress will be made.
For Strategising we only
initially need to ask “Senior Management” for 20 minutes of their time, where
we lay out the basic premise, the fundamental problem, the fundamental solution
and the next steps we want to perform (namely Roadmapping), finally asking them
for the resources to be able to do that.
Senior Management means the CEO, CIO, COO, Head of Change
Management, Head of Strategy and Architecture, etc. Although these latter
titles may not be the same in many Enterprises the reader should get an idea of
who we mean when we say “Senior Management”.
PEAF provides a self-running 20 minute PowerPoint
presentation for exactly this purpose EA - Why
Should I Care which can be downloaded from the website http://www.pragmaticea.com/downloads.asp.
Executive Management will then decide to proceed to the next
phase, to pause, or even stop the initiative at this point.
If we obtain the mandate and resources to proceed, the next
phase is Roadmapping.