One point emerging from the research is the importance of architecture being in alignment with the business. Which on the face of it seems logical. But here’s the rub; how do we know this is true? Why do we believe this? Who told us it is so? And if it is so obvious why can’t we define alignment?
Those of you who are bewildered by this kind of Socratic investigation might like to consider taking part in the research which ca be found at: http://angryarchitect.limequery.org/
We can pretty well guarantee that it’ll throw up some questions that will get you thinking!