Architecting Business Agility in the Enterprise

Intellyx is the leading advisory, training, and marketing services firm focused on empowering people to achieve business agility in their organizations by a paradigm-shifting approach to architecting agility we call Bloomberg Agile Architecture™.

Business Agility – the ability for organizations to respond to change, and to leverage change for competitive advantage – is on the must-have list of every business executive. Yet practical steps for achieving agility in today’s enterprise have been largely out of reach.

Information Technology (IT) should be part of the solution, but far too often it’s part of the problem. Siloed applications. Complex middleware stacks. Layers of legacy – all barriers to agility.

The good news: business agility is an achievable goal. The secret? Bloomberg Agile Architecture.

What is Bloomberg Agile Architecture?

The Bloomberg Agile Architecture Technique reinvents Enterprise Architecture (EA) to drive business agility across the organization. Jason Bloomberg, President of Intellyx, has spent years working with organizations around the world to hammer out the core practices of his Agile Architecture approach.

Make no mistake – Bloomberg’s focus is architecting business agility in the enterprise. Technology plays an important role, but Bloomberg Agile Architecture isn’t really about technology. It’s about the people in the organization.

Bloomberg’s book, The Agile Architecture Revolution, focuses on architectural approaches to delivering business agility for the enterprise – in essence, taking EA to the next level, where constant business transformation is the goal.

Do not confuse this groundbreaking technique with the more common definition of Agile Architecture: applying Agile (Agile-with-a-capital-A) principles to software architecture. The principles of Agile software development as the Agile Manifesto espouses are a part of the Bloomberg Agile Architecture story – but these two definitions of Agile Architecture are quite different.

If what you mean by “Agile Architecture” is software architecture compatible with Agile development methodologies, then you’ll likely end up with higher quality software, but it won’t be any better able to support the organization’s agility requirements than any other software. For that you need a new architecture paradigm. That’s what Bloomberg Agile Architecture brings to the enterprise: Architecting Agility™.

About Jason Bloomberg

Jason Bloomberg is the leading expert on architecting agility for the enterprise. As president of Intellyx, Mr. Bloomberg brings his years of thought leadership in the areas of Cloud Computing, Enterprise Architecture, and Service-Oriented Architecture to a global clientele of business executives, architects, software vendors, and Cloud service providers looking to achieve technology-enabled business agility across their organizations and for their customers. His latest book, The Agile Architecture Revolution (John Wiley & Sons, 2013), sets the stage for Mr. Bloomberg’s groundbreaking Agile Architecture vision.

Mr. Bloomberg is perhaps best known for his twelve years at ZapThink, where he created and delivered the Licensed ZapThink Architect (LZA) SOA course and associated credential, certifying over 1,700 professionals worldwide. He is one of the original Managing Partners of ZapThink LLC, the leading SOA advisory and analysis firm, which was acquired by Dovel Technologies in 2011. He now runs the successor to the LZA program, the Bloomberg Agile Architecture Certification Course, around the world.

Mr. Bloomberg is a frequent conference speaker and prolific writer. He has published over 500 articles, spoken at over 300 conferences, Webinars, and other events, and has been quoted in the press over 1,400 times as the leading expert on agile approaches to architecture in the enterprise.

Mr. Bloomberg’s previous book, Service Orient or Be Doomed! How Service Orientation Will Change Your Business (John Wiley & Sons, 2006, coauthored with Ron Schmelzer), is recognized as the leading business book on Service Orientation. He also co-authored the books XML and Web Services Unleashed (SAMS Publishing, 2002), and Web Page Scripting Techniques (Hayden Books, 1996).

Prior to ZapThink, Mr. Bloomberg built a diverse background in eBusiness technology management and industry analysis, including serving as a senior analyst in IDC’s eBusiness Advisory group, as well as holding eBusiness management positions at USWeb/CKS (later marchFIRST) and WaveBend Solutions (now Hitachi Consulting).

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