How decentralized enterprise architecture can improve business outcomes
Decentralising enterprise architecture involves distributing decision-making and ownership of the architecture across different parts of the organisation, rather than having a dedicated and centralised authority control it.
- Improved Alignment With Business Needs: By giving individual departments of the organisation more control over their own architecture, you will help to ensure that the architecture is more closely aligned with the specific needs and goals of those departments within the organisation.
- Increased Innovation: Decentralising enterprise architecture encourages innovation by allowing different parts of the organisation to experiment with different approaches and technologies. Without having to go through a central approval process, different teams can find the systems that work best for them, without compromising data or cohesion.
- Greater Agility: A decentralised architecture model can be more agile and responsive to business and market changes, as each department has the flexibility to update and change to their own architecture as needed.
- Enhanced Collaboration: Decentralising the architecture can encourage collaboration between different parts of the organisation, as they work together to design and implement the architecture.
- Reduced Complexity: By decentralising the architecture, the complexity of the overall architecture is reduced, thereby making it easier to manage and maintain.