Applying Enterprise Architecture to Identify Cost Containment and Optimization Opportunities

April 1, 2020
Hosted by Sam Holcman

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Episode Description

We have all turned, to some degree, to a short-term focus in both our personal and business lives. We all have to deal with reality. The question is how do you address both short and longer term issues and opportunities. In the short term, we need to identify areas for optimization, while understanding the effects of this optimization in future operations. The question is can we use a “scalpel”, rather than a “meat clever” to identify and act in the short term. This simple answer is yes! We will outline a two-week Enterprise Architecture Immersion approach that will identify short-term prioritized opportunities for cost optimization, and setting the stage for the eventual return to normalcy. Can this be done is one day? Yes, but a realistic amount of time is two elapsed weeks. Yes, focus on today and tomorrow, and set a baseline now for address and managing continual change. Move from crisis management to event driven actions. Please listen in to this very important episode.

The 2020’s Enterprise with Sam Holcman

The 2020’s Enterprise with Sam Holcman

Wednesday at 12 Noon Pacific Time on VoiceAmerica Business Channel

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.

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Sam Holcman

Sam Holcman

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.

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Episode Directory

May 2020

April 2020

  • 4/29/2020: Focusing on the Here and Now – A One Day Exercise Listen Now
  • 4/22/2020: Architecting for the Cloud and the Cloud Repatriation Movement Listen Now
  • 4/15/2020: Moving From Crisis Management to Creating Resilient Organizations In Anticipation of the Next Crisis Listen Now
  • 4/8/2020: Why Some People Revel In Complexity Listen Now
  • 4/1/2020: Applying Enterprise Architecture to Identify Cost Containment and Optimization Opportunities Listen Now

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