Daniel.Lambert

Daniel.Lambert

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Daniel Lambert is a marketing and finance strategist assisting expanding companies in their growth, their business architecture and ultimately their digital transformation. He has worked in the past with organizations in a broad array of industries: financial services, insurance companies, telecom, utilities, pharmaceuticals, transportation, computer software, healthcare, and the public sector.

Mr. Lambert is currently VP Business Architect at Benchmark Consulting. Benchmark provides digital transformation consulting services and is also the creator of the collaborative IRIS Business Architect software application for enterprise architects, business architects, IT/Solution architects, and business analysis to optimize planning and roadmaps from strategy to delivery. Benchmark Consulting has clients of all sizes from as little as 800 employees to as large as 400,000 employees. In his previous life, Mr. Lambert was also a venture capitalist. He was involved in these successful and very profitable exits: Giganet sold to Broadcom; Kinaxis now trading on NASDAQ; SFI sold to BMC Software, Taleo sold to Oracle, and Telweb sold to Schlumberger.

Mr. Lambert recently wrote a book entitled “Practical Guide to Agile Strategy Execution: Design, Architect, Prioritize, and Deliver your Corporate Future Successfully” available on Amazon. He has over 17,000 followers on LinkedIn.

The opinions expressed in this blog are those of Daniel Lambert and do not necessarily represent those of IDG Communications, Inc., its parent, subsidiary or affiliated companies.

Articles by Daniel.Lambert

How architecture helps agile projects hit business targets
From Business Strategies to Successful IT Delivery

How architecture helps agile projects hit business targets

Business and enterprise architecture can be very complementary to the success of agile programs and projects, increasing the odds of reaching your targeted business outcomes.
September 3, 2020
The significance of value in architecture
From Business Strategies to Successful IT Delivery

The significance of value in architecture

Business architecture is not just about business capabilities and business processes, it's foremost about optimizing value for your customers.
April 9, 2020
8 common business design and architecture models
From Business Strategies to Successful IT Delivery

8 common business design and architecture models

Make more sense of your enterprise architecture practice by relating it to any of 8 common business design methodologies.
December 17, 2019
Enterprise architecture short- and long-term wins
From Business Strategies to Successful IT Delivery

Enterprise architecture short- and long-term wins

As they incorporate business architecture into their practice, enterprise architects are becoming essential contributors to the success of their organization.
August 5, 2019
The enterprise architect’s ecosystem in an agile enterprise
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The enterprise architect’s ecosystem in an agile enterprise

Agile organizations are becoming more common because of the increased appreciation for their transformational gains. With this movement, we are assisting at the emergence of a new breed of enterprise architects that are becoming instrumental in making their corporation more agile. It requires a major culture shift where enterprise architects need to collaborate frequently with different stakeholders within their organization.
May 28, 2019
Fine tuning SAFe with architecture
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Fine tuning SAFe with architecture

Architects and agile teams should stop working in silos. Their approaches are complementary, not conflictual. The harmonization between architecture and agile teams can contribute to the delivery of successful projects aligned to corporate strategies.
March 18, 2019
Tackling artificial intelligence using architecture
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Tackling artificial intelligence using architecture

CIOs know that they need to get involved with AI regarding their strategic initiatives, yet they are uncertain how to approach AI. This article will show you how to develop, integrate and deploy AI in synchronization with the business strategies of your organization using a financial services example.
December 19, 2018
Digital transformation using business architecture
From Business Strategies to Successful IT Delivery

Digital transformation using business architecture

Corporations investing in digital transformation must use enterprise and business architecture in the planning stages of their projects.
October 31, 2018
Agility and architecture
From Business Strategies to Successful IT Delivery

Agility and architecture

Agile practices are still maturing. To scale, they require an enterprise and business architecture framework in their organizations.
September 24, 2018
The art of measurement in enterprise and business architecture
From Business Strategies to Successful IT Delivery

The art of measurement in enterprise and business architecture

The need for strategic and tactical measurements, how to have effective measurements in place that aren't limited to IT architecture and, three sources of KPIs lists for various industries.
July 9, 2018
Facebook: in need of governance and agile architecture
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Facebook: in need of governance and agile architecture

Agile architecture would obviously not prevent all errors but could allow Facebook to minimize the risk of big errors, like the Cambridge Analytica leakage.
April 2, 2018
How to set your priorities using architecture
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How to set your priorities using architecture

Six business and enterprise architecture methods that should help you answer which one of your numerous initiatives should be delivered first – and which one should not make it into your priority’s list at all.
March 9, 2018
From Business Strategies to Successful IT Delivery

The strategy journey

An interview with Julie Choo, lead author of the book “The Strategy Journey: Transform your Business in the Digital Age,” to be published later this year.
February 5, 2018
From Business Strategies to Successful IT Delivery

New realities require new architecture

How organizations can use new, agile and innovative-driven architecture to successfully stay among the best in their industries.
January 9, 2018
From Business Strategies to Successful IT Delivery

Optimize your customer journeys using personas and business architecture

The use of personas has been a maturing customer-centric methodology in marketing, but under utilized elsewhere. Yet, the use of personas throughout customer digital journeys from beginning to end is now possible using the discipline of business architecture. Corporations that want to become customer-driven enterprises have several types of clients (or personas), and none of them should experience the exact same customer journey when interfacing with any part of its organization, not just in marketing. With the increasing pace at which disruptive technologies are being adopted by their customers, it is becoming imperative that corporations find dynamic ways to accompany their customers throughout their journey.
November 1, 2017
Product management using business architecture
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Product management using business architecture

As product designs and launches become more complicated and are executed at a quicker pace, product managers and business/enterprise architects need to work together more often to deliver products.
September 28, 2017
The evolution of the business architect
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The evolution of the business architect

The way we interact with business is changing, from online to offline. Organizations are going through fundamental upheaval. At the heart of this change is the business architect.
September 13, 2017