Not many organisations have made someone accountable for determining how the organisation most effectively can achieve its current and future objectives. The result is that – over time – different parts of an organisation find they struggle with sharing information and connecting systems and that it takes too long to adjust to changing business drivers and goals. They also find their operational budgets are increasingly burdened with the ongoing maintenance of disparate and duplicated systems, approaches and capabilities. The promise of Enterprise Architecture is to reduce operational budgets and increase organisational agility at the same time. It achieves this by ensuring all decisions about projects and policies steer toward a future state architecture designed to achieve target business outcomes and capitalise on relevant business disruptions. To be successful the key skill of an Enterprise Architect is to communicate and influence. Mindavation can show you how to bring EA out of the (IT) ivory tower into the forefront of tuning the business operating model for success.