On a daily basis, architects activities can change quickly and dramatically requiring a broad range of knowledge, skills and tools. Competencies span across domains from technical lifecycles, portfolio management, and governance to modelling, critical thinking, and negotiation.  Not to mention, proficiencies in one or more of the numerous industry standard frameworks.

Skill sets aside, architecture plays a crucial role in providing business-responsive advice and aligning business strategies with IT in the most efficient, sustainable, and agile manner – and having the right tool set just reinforces this notion.  

The table below indicates the commonality and differences of priorities across members of the C-Suite and Enterprise Architecture.

Cloud Architect

  • Plan and Oversee Cloud Computing Strategy.  Design, Manage and Monitor Application Deployment in Cloud Environments
  • Ensure Service Level Agreements are Met, Negotiate and Work with Legal and Procurement Organizations.

Architect Practitioner

Use Business and IT information as an asset. Develop Artifacts, Model Scenarios, Design Solutions and Create Logical and Physical Architectures to Make Effective Decisions.

While the needs of the C-level roles may be different than those of Enterprise Architecture, everyone is trying to make smarter, fact – based decisions to achieve the desired outcome. Integral to making those decisions, Enterprise Architecture must make actionable insights and present the data needed to support management decisions. Rely on putting your data in a 360° context and deliver actionable information.