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Canada, 2021 

Conference Room Pilot  
Strategic Priority
Digital Transformation & Organization Inertia
Webinar Series #7

Webinar Detail

How to overcome Organization Inertia and deliver Digital Transformation by building Shared Ownership?

Learning Objectives

  • Showcase an approach to solicit necessary information to develop an architecture and implementation plan for a strategic priority

  • Develop Opportunity Statement (TOGAF.Architecture Vision) for a selected strategy by learning from the Lived Experiences of all relevant stakeholders.

  • Prepare to develop TOGAF.Architecture Definition Document for the strategic priority. 


Learning Approach

  • Through a Case and WhiteSparrow Conference Room Pilot, showcase how architecture professionals can develop Architecture Vision and Architecture Definition Document in days instead of weeks.



Case Overview


Home of a Handy Owner (HOHO) is a retailer and distributor of their own branded products selling to Do it Yourself Home Owners. The stores are both corporate-owned as well as franchises. The stores have a small footprint nested in neighborhoods (as oppose to big box stores), prices are competitive, the staff is knowledgeable of handy work issues, branded products help drive most of the margins. The retailer is known for innovative solutions to tasks faced by most homeowners.

 The business challenge:

  • COVID has reduced the traffic to store however on-line traffic has seen 200% increase. Curbside pickup works for most customers. Going forward, the organization would like to pursue strategic priority InTouch by focusing on following three focus areas :

    • Customer Experience

    • Workplace Safety and Efficiency

    • New Product/Service Development



CRP Agenda 

  • Discuss causes of Organization Inertia and methods to overcome

  • Strategic Priority – InTouch Post COVID-19

  • Conduct Conference Room Pilot – elicit Lived Experiences [30 min]

  • Review Architecture Vision and Architecture Definition Document

  • Call to Action – Deliver Architecture in Days, Not Weeks or Months


CRP Outputs

  • Sufficient information to develop the first iteration of:

  • TOGAF.Architecture Vision Document

  • TOGAF.Architecture Definition Document 

  • Review Actual Architecture Vision Document

  • Plan to Develop Architecture Definition Document



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Date & Time:

Tues, June 01, 2021

11:00 am - 12:00 pm EST


Cost: Free

About the


Jason Uppal, P.Eng. is a registered professional engineer in the province of Ontario, Canada, and Open CA Level 3 certified chief architect, since 2012. 

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