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 Creating the Architecture Team  




Key Benefits  

The Solution

An assessment was made of the architecture team effectiveness and impact as part of a 360 degree review. This added quantifiable facts to the perceptions noted under challenge. A second review assessed capability, engagement and the way that work was agreed and allocated across the team , and the team members.

Ways of working changed developing Rapport, facilitation and communications skills. Design thinking and systems thinking were added to the mix. In a regulated environment rules can often be made where there perhaps are guidelines and jointly with the business a better understanding helped clarify what could and couldn’t be achieved..

Softer perceptions and issues were clarified and turned into tangible risks and concerns.

This resulted in the production of a structured and detailed set of business led projects, and  a prioritised set of work for short-term, medium-term, and long-term actionable deliverables..  

The Challenge

Although an “Architecture Team” had been formed it wasn’t meeting the needs of the business. It appeared to be focused on infrastructure and technology and unable to align this to specific business outcomes. Proposals didn’t provide options and, there was a constant view that new tools and techniques were being overlooked, compared to existing tools and methods.

It was agreed that the technical knowledge, industry knowledge of regulation and compliance and the due diligence provided by the  architecture team were valuable. However the Architecture Team hadn’t grasped the bigger picture.