3 years, 11 months ago

Innovate 2013 — Great EA Track

We had a really successful Enterprise Architecture (EA) track at Innovate this year — June 2 thru 6, 2013; our best one yet! EA Birds of a Feather session — EA Best Practices — we had about 80 people in the room. Standing room only. We had 16 EA presentations, most of them by customers […]

4 years, 3 months ago

Building Enterprise Architectures with TOGAF 9 – Technical Whitepaper

We wrote up a technical whitepaper that summarizes TOGAF and how you can build, maintain, and gain return on investment on an enterprise architecture with our tooling — System Architect, Focal Point, RAM, and other IBM tools. The technical whitepaper – Building Enterprise Architectures with TOGAF 9 — is available for download for free, here:  http://public.dhe.ibm.com/common/ssi/ecm/en/raw14241usen/RAW14241USEN.PDF […]

4 years, 9 months ago

Answering Some Questions on EA

Questions I’ve fielded at least several times in the past few years: a) “What is the ROI on enterprise architecture?”, and b) “Enterprise Architecture is overkill, isn’t it? You don’t really need it.” Here is my answer: Every organization already has an EA in place, whether you like it or not; whether you want it […]

6 years, 2 months ago

Explicit, Implicit, and Inferred Relationships

You can look at the world around us as categorized into three kinds of relationships – Explicit, Implicit, and Inferred. Using Rational System Architect, you can automatically visualize all of these relationships on any diagram type.