The Enterprise needs Architecture
Enterprise architecture and strategy brings different benefits to different business departments, but has a role to play in more of them than you might expect.
IT – An EA approach in this department can help with the unification of processes, improving interoperability between systems and helping to reduce the number of applications essentially repeating the same processes. It can streamline systems, reducing both operational costs and the potential for error. Simplifying the way that your IT department works also increases transparency, makes it easier for people from other departments to understand how work is being undertaken, and makes it easier to ensure that regulations are being followed properly.
Finance – Because new regulations are always emerging and software updates can produce unexpected clashes, the finance department is particularly vulnerable to becoming multi-layered and obscure, creating problems for new staff and making it difficult for board members to be confident that they know what’s going on. EA can help you simplify the processes being used in an established department and make the process of change so that you are still able to keep up with essential tasks in the meantime.
HR – The way that EA facilitates communication can help HR departments to work much more coherently across the multiple other departments that they deal with. Almost every aspect of HR can benefit from the organic way that it connects individuals and processes. With the right enterprise architecture & strategy recruitment company, you can find the best candidates to contribute their skills to your business.
Project management – EA is a natural fit in this area because of the way that it facilitates collaboration. By focusing on practicalities and on the way that the tasks performed by different parties fit together, it makes it much easier to move from a shared idea to a shared process of production, without clashes developing or miscommunication taking place along the way. It’s applicable at every stage, from initial assessments of capacity and distribution of tasks to standardisation and measurement of deliverables.