Enterprise Awareness Requires Discipline
Whether you like it or not, as you adopt agile you will constrained by the organizational ecosystem, and you need to act accordingly. It takes discipline to work with enterprise professionals such as enterprise architects, data administrators, portfolio managers, or IT governance people who may not be completely agile yet, and have the patience to help them. It takes discipline to work with your operations and support staff in a DevOps manner throughout the lifecycle, particularly when they may not be motivated to do so.
Despite the fact that governing bodies such as project management offices (PMOs), architecture and database authorities, and operations may indeed be a source of impediments to your DAD adoption, these authorities serve important functions in any large enterprise. Therefore a disciplined approach to proactively working with them and being a positive change agent to make collaboration with them more effective is required.
Although it takes discipline to work in an enterprise aware manner, the payoff can be dramatic. Enterprise architects can help guide your team early in the lifecycle to adopt a viable architecture strategy. Portfolio managers can help to govern your team to ensure that you truly are spending the stakeholder’s investment wisely. Enterprise administators, including data management professionals and operations professionals, can help you to leverage existing legacy assets. These are just a few examples of the potential ways that enterprise professionals can help a DAD team work more effectively.