Quick, brief and practical – three phrases that every enterprise-architecture should know by heart, and act on, too:
- “I don’t know… (but I know how to find out, or find someone who does)”
- “It depends… (and I know how to find out what it depends on)”
- “Just enough… (and I know how to find out what that ‘just enough’ is)”
The indefatigable Len Fehskens once said that his colleagues (at HP, I think?) had presented him with a rubber-stamp with ‘It depends’ on it, because he’d used the phrase so much. In that spirit, here’s a meme-graphic to stick on your desk or wall or whatever – or even use as a business-card, perhaps?