For any Infrastructure Strategy to be successful, it is critical that enterprise architecture reviews of any system on the core systems roadmap, are done carefully, and strategically.
A well-designed enterprise infrastructure strategy will include a solid roadmap of the core systems needed to achieve the company’s business goals as well as how each system should be analyzed to determine success.
It’s all too easy to get lost in all the possibilities of what could be built without careful consideration of, well, the reality staring them right in the face.
Instead, what we often hear from most IT and infrastructure strategies about is The “Ivory Tower” Approach: That point in the architecture review where the Enterprise Architect has engaged in “here’s everything we could do with the kitchen sink thrown in” thinking.
The problem is, it doesn’t focus on everything that a team should do from a very practical standpoint. That’s why there’s a tremendous value in taking a far more pragmatic approach to enterprise systems architecture reviews for applications on the critical path roadmap.