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HU Project Management faculty members John Clark, Sarah Dyson, and Joe Zagerman have co-authored an article on the importance of organizational communication which was recently published by Architecture & Governance magazine.

Specifically, the article, titled “Leveraging PMBOK7 to Meet the Needs of Today’s Enterprise Architect Practitioner,” outlines the need for open communication in a successful enterprise architecture (EA), which defines, organizes, standardizes, and documents the whole architecture and all important elements of an organization.

The following is an excerpt from the article:
“Communication is the lifeblood of an organization. Creating an organizational culture of collaboration is best achieved by breaking down walls, eliminating silos, and working together for the good of the organization. Communication is an antecedent to successful enterprise architecture (EA) deployment. A dilemma has surfaced. How can management use EA to improve communication while EA deployment necessitates sound communication before deployment concurrently? Unfortunately, EA practitioners face obstacles during EA development. Lack of communication and collaboration is the core obstacle that affects many other obstacles and causes undesired effects to the organization, including but not limited to the inability to set common goals, inability in achieving a shared understanding, employee distrust, EA governance, and issues (Banaelanjahromi & Smolander, 2019). The principles described in PMBOK 7, (2021) perhaps provide insight into the EA communication dilemma.”

To read the article, visit this link.

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