Wednesday, September 27, 2006


Enterprise Architecture: So exactly what is a strategy?

Let's start the discussion by first telling you want a strategy is not...

Strategy is about making tough choices. A strategy is not formed by simply inventorying prior-made decisions and presenting them in a clearer, Powerpoint eye-candy like manner. An enterprise should think of a strategic position as a path and not a fixed location. Likewise, a path implies a single vector and a target endpoint. You simply can't have multiple.

The biggest problem with most strategies is that there are too many of them. Maybe if the enterprise had a strategy to have one and only one strategy at a time, they may be better off. Of course the strategy does need to incorporate new ideas to improve/maintain operational effectiveness.

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