Architecting to Create Business Agility to Compete in the Post Pandemic World
May 27, 2020
Hosted by Sam Holcman
The Coronavirus COVID19 pandemic is the latest in a long list of disruptors to established business models. Whether it is competitors, technology, natural disasters, foreign or domestic threats, a disruption, or the next occurrence of an unknown, businesses are recognizing that change is the new normal. This emerging reality does not begin with a new technology. Technology may enable what we refer to as a series of business and mission aligned initiatives to move the organization to its next state – a deliberate movement away from the language of a “desired state”. Enterprise will be looking at what businesses they are in now, and what will be the state of that business and the “next”. What will keep us in the game, and how can we differentiate ourselves to more effectively compete? What are the business aligned capabilities we have today, and what are the business capabilities we need in this next iteration and beyond? The new model is stabilize, then prepare to move – the new normal!
The 2020’s Enterprise with Sam Holcman
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The 2020’s Enterprise is about sorting through the internet-driven advice madness that exists in business today. The great thing about the internet is that anyone can write anything about anything. The problem with the internet is that anyone can write anything about anything! Published practices are quite different than “best practices.” This program will provide practice-based insights in business transformation, organizational transformation and technology transformation, based on real world practices. Business executives, managers, practitioners, and staff are bombarded daily with utopian solutions that more often than not deliver significantly less than promised. This show is “no jargon,” just human communication. Be treated like a “customer” not a “user.” Our philosophy is to provide you with insights that can provide true value to organizations and individuals that face today’s and tomorrow’s competitive pressures, and provide a usable takeaway from each program.
Samuel B. (Sam) Holcman is the Chairman of the Pinnacle Business Group, Inc., the Managing Director of the Enterprise Architecture Center of Excellence (EACOE), and the Business Architecture Center of Excellence (BACOE). He is considered the practitioners’ practitioner in Business Transformation, Enterprise Architecture and Business Architecture, and the leading implementer and world-wide educator and trainer in Enterprise Architecture and Business Architecture methodologies and techniques. Sam has developed a strategic planning process that is used by many Fortune 500 companies. He has also developed an innovative approach to business process re-engineering known as Business Process Visualization (TM) and Organization Network Analysis (TM). He has also developed the Intellectual Capital Maturity Model (TM) to provide guidance on how effectively organizations are managing their Intellectual Capital, and steps they can take to more effectively manage this capital. Most recently, he published the book titled “Reaching the Pinnacle: A Methodology of Business Understanding, Technology Planning, and Change.” This book brings a method to the marketing madness that surrounds enterprise architecture, and its straightforward and no-nonsense style sheds much light on a poorly understood topic. The book helps business executives and technology professionals through the process of building a business-transforming enterprise architecture appropriate to their organization’s needs.