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Troux Enterprise Architecture Solutions by Richard J. Reese

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The virtual Chief Technology Officer

By asking questions such as these samples, the ARB can effectively act as the Chief Technology Officer (CTO) of the company. If the company has a CTO, he or she should be the chairperson of the board. To reach maximum effectiveness, the ARB must do the following:

  • Understand where the business is heading, and relate business plans to the technical direction the ARB is responsible for setting.
  • "Commission" the development of high-level technology plans for each of the major architectural layers.
  • Comment on the overall fit of proposed projects to the technical direction.
  • Ensure that all aspects of architecture have been addressed, including enterprise-wide security/privacy policies and application contingency planning. ...

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