8 months, 27 days ago

How does thinking as an architect increase your chances of being an effective Enterprise Architect?

Thinking “architecturally” will improve your EA career. What is architectural thinking? Is it distinct from other types of thinking? Is it different from systems thinking? I recently wrote a post for LinkedIn about Architectural Thinking&#8…

3 years, 7 months ago

101 Lessons From Enterprise Architecture

Short observations about the practice of enterprise architecture“101 Lessons From Enterprise Architecture” – a succinct collection of useful tips and guidelines for Enterprise Architects – is now available. “101 Lessons From Enterprise Architecture” by Roger Evernden: on Amazon.com “101 Lessons From Enterprise Architecture” by Roger Evernden: on Amazon.co.uk This is a book for enterprise architects…

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4 years, 2 months ago

Architecture Segments

What is the missing role of the Segment Architect?There is a discussion on LinkedIn about the role of Segment Architect, and when I coach EA teams on EA, and in particular on the use of TOGAF, I often get asked why TOGAF refers to Segment Architects when this role apparently doesn’t exist in any EA…

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  2. TOGAF Poster 17 – The Architecture Repository The Architecture Repository is where architects store work outputs. This…
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4 years, 3 months ago

Thinking Like An Architect

I frequently remind clients and EA practitioners that they need to think as enterprise architects. Which is a shorthand way to say that you link analysis, recommendations, proposals, and visions to the relevant components in the architecture – highlighting the constraints and opportunities that they offer, and explaining how the architecture needs to change. This…

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