3 months, 12 days ago

101 Lessons From Enterprise Architecture – interesting? Or a one-page blog?

What do you think I should do? When I wrote 101 Lessons from Enterprise Architecture I didn’t expect reviews that were so clearly positive or negative! Now I’m thinking of a rewrite, but I’m not sure whether to go ahead or not. I wrot…

4 months, 25 days ago

Free Download – Chapter 3 – the fundamental factors in EA

Click the button below for your free PDF copy of Chapter 3 – the fundamental factors in EA, from our book, Enterprise Architecture: the Eight Fundamental Factors, by Roger and Elaine Evernden. Discover how eight EA factors make it easier for you …

11 months, 20 days ago

Does the ten thousand hour rule apply to Enterprise Architects?

Do some enterprise architects become masters at their discipline without hours of practice, or does it really take 10,000 hours? Of course 10,000 hours is a long time. 5 hours per day for 10 years? Its not a fast process, and most people are always looking for short cuts. Is 10,000 hours the average or […]

1 year, 8 months ago

Simplifying through organization – #56

I was reminded last week of the need to simplify through organization. A client had the usual EA documentation – masses and masses of diagrams, slides, documents – all in a glorious muddle. A simple classification scheme started to turn the mess into something more useful and reusable. Here is lesson #56 from 101 Lessons From…

2 years, 5 months ago

Systems and EA

How does systems thinking really apply to enterprise architectureOne of the things I like most about the festive season is the chance to reset – there’s space and time to think about what happened in the previous year, what the future might bring, and most of all – time to spend with the special people in your…

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2 years, 7 months ago

A Meta Framework

It is probably true to say that every book has one major theme running through it, and probably a few sub-themes. Writing the second edition of a book is a great opportunity to revisit its primary topic to see whether it is still relevant or not. I found it really interesting to revisit the book I wrote with Elaine over ten…

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2 years, 8 months ago

Enterprise Architecture – the Eight Fundamental Factors

New updated edition now in book The second edition of our book is now published and available. Here is a brief summary of what you can expect: A new title: Enterprise Architecture – the Eight Fundamental Factors. A major rewrite and rearrangement of the content, new content, and additional diagrams and charts. Practical advice, examples and case…

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3 years, 2 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, 10 months ago

Intersection and branding

I’m reading a great new book called Intersection: How Enterprise Design Bridges the Gap Between Business, Technology, and People by Milan Guenther The book discusses modern Enterprise Architecture perspectives like the Outside In approach and provides a holistic design lead approach that is focus more on the customer than on the underlying applications, technology and infrastructure. […]

6 years, 7 months ago

Strategy Planning and Enterprise Architecture – dealing with the devil in the detail

Enterprise Architecture is all about supporting strategic planning and business transformation activities, although many organisations seem to almost wilfully forget that this is one of the main purposes of Enterprise Architecture if not the most important one. A business strategy is a long-term plan of changes for the whole enterprise which will address things like offering new products an […]