4 days ago

Belief #3 Best architectures are based on an outside-in practice seeking to enable purpose driven business outcome before optimizing the use of material or technology

Have you ever experienced technology- or vendor-centric architectures? Our guess is you have seen something like this, because it is rather common. The rationale is often that we want a common technical platform (and software vendor) for all applications in a given area. This will ensure we have everything in the same solution and only…

22 days ago

Belief #2 Best architectures are developed iteratively and just enough to guide decisions

Have you ever made an elaborate architecture, and then learned that a decision was made based on completely different criteria? You are not alone. This is a common experience among architects – even though few talks about it. You can be angry with the ignorant and short-sighted leaders, but to be more constructive: would a…

2 months, 5 days ago

Belief #1 Best architectures emerge from interdependent collaboration in cross-functional architecture teams

Have you seen imbalanced architectures that are not fit for purpose, because they were created with siloed perspectives? For example, we have witnessed an Information Architecture Organisation defining their own meta-model, design documents, own tools, including its own architecture governance setup based on “data ownership”, and finally expanding into covering elements such as business rules…

2 months, 5 days ago

Architecture beliefs and why they matter

Have you ever thought about how often the “trends” changes in your organisation? It is fascinating just how fast many organisations jump aboard the newest management hype, be it methods, technologies or organisational frameworks with the promise of solving all the problems we have struggled with for decades. Not long ago everyone needed an Enterprise…