TOGAF for Transformation at Deutsche Telekom AG – a five year success story
Dr. Karsten Schweichhart
Executive Chief Enterprise Architect, Deutsche Telekom Group, Germany
Managing Partner, Detecon International GmbH, Germany
Faced with the tremendous changes in business and technology environment, Deutsche Telekom decided in 2006 for a wide-range business transformation initiative using Enterprise Architecture Management methodologies. Using the smart introduction strategy that delivers contribution to the transformation initiative constantly while working on the EA fundamentals ensures a high acceptance of this new transformation approach.
TOGAF was used as the underlying framework for the architecture work and the establishment of the group wide EA practice. The development of EA artifacts and deliverables like a binding group-wide
capability map, target architectures for different capabilities and their roadmaps as well as the international rollout of an EA tool implementing group-wide reporting capabilities is a major part of that long-term TOGAF success story. The continuously growing acceptance of the new EA approach was supported by a comprehensive change management initiative with certification of some hundred participants as TOGAF Practitioners as one of the major instruments.
Dr. Karsten Schweichhart is the executive Chief enterprise architect at Deutsche Telekom Group contributing to the transformation of Deutsche Telekom to a global service company by introducing SOA as a design paradigm since 2005. He has many years’ professional experience as a >> computer scientist and business information specialist and has held many positions at Deutsche Telekom since the mid-1990s. The most >> important of these include Head of Group IT Strategy, CIO at T-Systems Nova and Head of IT Architecture T-Home. Dr. Schweichhart is member >> of board of SOA Innovation Lab e.V.
|Uwe Weber is Managing Partner at Detecon International, responsible for the EA practice. Since 2005 Member of the Open Group, comprehensive EA management consultancy experience based on TOGAF in international projects across industries and companies of different size, 20 years in IT professions at leading IT Service and consulting companies.
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