8 years, 3 months ago

Complexity is not a problem

Link: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/Soapbox/~3/5PsjLoDWvFY/complexity-is-not-problem.html

There is a common view in the enterprise architecture world that complexity is a big problem, perhaps the biggest problem, and that the primary task of enterprise architecture is to deal with this complexity.

  • "Enterprises are instances of complex adaptive systems having many interacting subcomponents whose interactions yield complex behaviors.  Enterprise Architecture is a way of understanding and managing such complexity." (Beryl Bellman Managing Organizational Complexity pdf FEAC Oct 2009)

Indeed, I'm sure I've said things like this myself. But if complexity is a problem, whose problem is it? I am not seeing a huge rush of businessmen hiring enterprise architects just to deal with The Complexity Problem. Usually they have much more practical problems that they want addressing.

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