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Business Architecture: Dealing with Organizational Context

May 30, 2014 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm CDT

Don’t Let Culture Eat YOUR lunch!

A new approach for Business Architects to deal with organizational culture and context

Every change initiative is affected by the larger structural and cultural context in which it takes place. In fact, context often has more influence over an initiative’s success than the actual design and implementation work itself. Business and enterprise architects continue to be frustrated with their organization’s resistance to change, collaboration, and strategic thinking but have had few tools and techniques to understand how to overcome these barriers. This session will introduce a new approach to identify the influencing contextual factors and assessing their impact on a given initiative. The model will help architects understand which contextual elements to leverage, which to ignore, and which must be actively worked to drive successful change initiatives.

We’re happy to welcome Jeff back to the TCBAF! Jeff is VP for Business & Technology Strategy, Accelare, Inc. a US based management consulting firm enabling strategy execution excellence. He works with Fortune 1000 companies on a wide variety of consulting engagements including strategy development, business architecture, organizational change, and innovation management. Before joining Accelare, Jeff was a principal analyst with Forrester Research where he established Forrester’s business architecture practice and published over 50 research reports and numerous articles.

Jeff is an internationally recognized thought leader in the areas of business architecture, IT leadership, and organizational innovation. He frequently speaks, writes, and teaches. He has a Master of Arts degree in learning and experimental psychology from Wake Forest University. Jeff currently writes the blog: The Business Architect.


  • Networking
  • Introductions
  • Brief Presentation
  • Roundtable Discussion

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May 30, 2014
11:00 am - 12:00 pm CDT
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Thrivent Financial


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Minneapolis, MN 55415 United States
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