The InfoWorld/Forrester Enterprise Architecture Award, presented by InfoWorld, Forrester Research, and Penn State University Center for Enterprise Architecture recognize organizations whose practice of enterprise architecture has delivered substantial business benefit. I’m pleased to announce that my team at Molina Healthcare was recognized this year for our re-organization efforts to make our department more business outcomes focused.
The announcement can be found on the InfoWorld Website:
Forrester Research VP and Practice Director, Alex Cullen stated:
Molina’s EA team, headed by Cary Brown, Director of EA, responded with a strategy that simplified its own service offering, narrowed its focus, and fundamentally redefined how it needed to fit within the organization. As part of its re-chartering efforts, EA also reorganized services around two primary groupings of Enterprise Architecture offerings: strategic services (focused on future state planning, roadmapping, governance and standard setting) and tactical services (focused on new technology evaluation, solution design and facilitation).
Collectively these re-chartering efforts have resulted in a streamlined, partner approach. By partnering with stakeholders in each business area EA is now ensuring:
– Decisions made in one initiative benefit for the first time from an enterprise-wide perspective;
– The company no longer invests in “one-off” parochial technology solutions that favor a particular business unit or project;
– All initiatives, including ad-hoc IT efforts, have clearly stated objectives and end with a positive outcome or transparent decision be it a new capability or some new business function that improves quality or removal of barriers to healthcare services.
Of this submission, Eric Meredith, VP Architecture Governance at PNC Financial, said: “What was most intriguing was that they began by applying EA principles to the EA practice, i.e. applied EA principles to themselves to identify challenges in their own EA strategy. Brilliant and Gutsy. “