Organizational Architecture & Design for Digital Dexterity

Time: November 27, 2018 from 8.30 to 10.45
Place: QualiWare ApS, Ryttermarken 15, DK-3520 Farum
Language: Danish
Target group: Enterprise architects, CIOs.

Speaker: Dr. John Gøtze, Editor-in-Chief, QualiWare Center of Excellence

Digital First, Digital to the Core, Smart XYZ, … how do enterprises cope with “the digital”, and how do enterprise architects respond to this? What are the essential elements of a digital first enterprise architecture?

The real digital advantage comes from having an organization designed to adapt with dexterity along with rapidly advancing digital technologies. Digital dexterity is defined by MIT as the ability to rapidly self-organize to deliver new value from digital technologies. Successful enterprises manage to both explore and exploit “the digital”; they become ambidextrous.

In what we call Organizational Architecture & Design, we use the Extended Enterprise Architecture Cube (EA6) to understand and enable ambidextrous organizational practices in the digital enterprise. Whether for exploitation of the established architecture, or for exploration of new innovations, or for both, most enterprises need to improve their digital dexterity, and our claim is that an enterprise must use one coherent approach in order to become ambidextrous.

The proposed approach combines enterprise architecture, risk and security management, value and outcome management, enterprise investment, strategic enterprise design, organizational design, and more. The approach is called EA6 because it has six core “faces”, or views, that we see as fundamental elements. Being a cube, there are also 8 vertices (“corners”) which we have found to be useful viewpoints for observing and handling behavioral patterns.

In this breakfast briefing, we will introduce the EA6 approach. EA6 is an extension to the EA3 Cube developed by Scott Bernard.


8.30 – 9.00: Arrival and breakfast
9.00 – 10.00: What is Digital Dexterity at an enterprise level? What is Organizational Architecture & Design and how is it related to Enterprise Architecture?  What is the Extended Enterprise Architecture Cube (EA6) and how does it relate to EA3, TOGAF, ISO420X0, etc.?
10.00 – 10.30: Using EA6 with QualiWare X
10.30 – 11.00: Discussion and round-off

It is free to participate. You need to register so we can order enough coffee. Please note that there will be a no-show fee of 250 DKK if you register but do not show up.

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