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DPR310. Adapt or Perish: How 2012 Will Change IT Architecture. Angela Yochem Business Information Executive Dell. What’s happening in IT?. Consumer expectations and appetites are evolving. Solutions are becoming targeted/personalized .

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Adapt or perish how 2012 will change it architecture


Adapt or Perish: How 2012 Will Change IT Architecture

Angela YochemBusiness Information ExecutiveDell

Corporate/public customers have shifted focus to best overall value

BUSINESS practice of architecture


Shifting alignment

Architect Capabilities must evolve practice of architecture

Quality Attributes

IT Environment

Business Technology Alignment

Human Dynamics


The IASA Skills Taxonomy –

Understanding impact practice of architecture

Estimate optimal SLAs

Tracking environmental behavior

Understanding distributed (hidden) costs

Forecasting resource consumption

Quality Attributes

Increase focus on agility

Define new routines to drive to desired capabilities within IT


Auditable transparency

New questions to ask practice of architecture

Black box vs transparent solutions

Aligning deployments

Interdependency management

IT Environment

Testing considerations

Managing quality


adaptability and


Highly distributed


Get your management processes right

Understand changing business dynamics practice of architecture

Go to market

What will catapult your company ahead of its competition?

Move beyond request/response engagement

Business Technology Alignment

Know the players

Speak the language

Don’t play the hero

These are not my beautiful stakeholders practice of architecture

Be brief

Be impactful

You can’t control the circumstances of communication – be ready

Be the Voice of Reason

Human Dynamics

Influence without passion

Now is the time to fill your capability gaps

What is the Opportunity? practice of architecture

Re-craft yourself practice of architecture

Re-define architecture

Change our world

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