Letter: Challenges in business management and IT collaborations

Regarding "Enterprise architects talk the business talk":  The article is good and heading in the right direction.

One of the main issues I experience is that IT people are resistant to including the business aspects in what they see as their domain, ie. architecture.

They still see a wall between the business and IT and the two major challenges are: getting the business people to provide very specific nonchanging requirements (and not question the IT result), and trying to align IT to the business.

There is lots more to business solutions than IT, but the IT folk don't see the other parts, just the code they have to write and the operations they have to run.

Having said that, there still is a challenge in proving value of architecture to the board of directors and the whole management team, and that is made more difficult by the symptoms identified in this article.

A good piece of work.

Greg Fox

What do you think? Paste a comment in the box below (registration required), or send your comment to letters@fcw.com (subject line: Blog comment) and we'll post it.

Featured

  • Congress
    Rep. Jim Langevin (D-R.I.) at the Hack the Capitol conference Sept. 20, 2018

    Jim Langevin's view from the Hill

    As chairman of of the Intelligence and Emerging Threats and Capabilities subcommittee of the House Armed Services Committe and a member of the House Homeland Security Committee, Rhode Island Democrat Jim Langevin is one of the most influential voices on cybersecurity in Congress.

  • Comment
    Pilot Class. The author and Barbie Flowers are first row third and second from right, respectively.

    How VA is disrupting tech delivery

    A former Digital Service specialist at the Department of Veterans Affairs explains efforts to transition government from a legacy "project" approach to a more user-centered "product" method.

Stay Connected

FCW INSIDER

Sign up for our newsletter.

I agree to this site's Privacy Policy.