Vincent Lam, our Principal Consultant, presented at the ACS Enterprise Architecture Special Interest Group on Wednesday, 4 May 2016. Vincent discussed the human elements of Enterprise architecture in small and medium enterprises. Project managers need to be aware of the human elements impacting the enterprise architecture process, the common issues that arise, and methods to mitigate the impact of these issues. Unfortunately, if we are unaware of these issues, there can be varying understandings of project goals.
The presentation covered each stage of the project cycle, including the planning stage, where stakeholders are identified and communication planned; the analysis phase, when conflicting expectation are managed, and stakeholder management is needed; design phase, when expectation management is used most (note: this is needed throughout the entire project cycle, however is used a lot in this phase); and implementation phase, when change management is required.
Over the next few weeks, we will be exploring these topics in greater detail:
- What is Enterprise Architecture?
- Stakeholder Management
- Expectation Identification
- Expectation Management
- Competing Interests
- Change Management
- Common Barriers to Effective Change Management
- The Complete Slides for Vincent’s ACS Presentation