3 years, 9 months ago

Emergent or Directed

Do we need to manage architectural evolution?Do we need to consider different forms of EA practice to handle architectures that emerge, rather than ones that we directly control? Find out more in my latest post on the Cutter Blog: Emergent or Directed – do we need to manage Architectural Evolution? You might also find some of my…

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4 years, 5 months ago

Capitalizing on Complexity and Uncertainty

Darren Dalcher, one of my colleagues at Cutter Consortium, has written an Advisor about “The Third Knowledge Revolution: Learning to Live with Uncertainty” (Cutter login required) that has a lot of relevance to enterprise architects. My experience, research and client work shows that knowledge is one of eight fundamental factors that we need to include in EA…

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5 years, 9 months ago

The Gill Framework: Do We Need Another EA Framework?

We already have too many predefined frameworks for enterprise architecture, and that a better approach is to create the frameworks you need as and when you need them, starting from a small set of fundamental factors that are critical for effective EA. So why is this Cutter Advisor about yet another EA framework, and especially…

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