2 months, 19 days ago

What are the most important moral problems of our time?

Enterprise Architects have a great deal of potential power and influence. How can the Effective Altruism movement help direct our efforts towards the best long-term futures? An introduction to Effective Altruism This TED Talk gives perspective and a se…

4 months, 26 days ago

Is Brexit the worst ever EA project?

Lessons for Enterprise Architecture from BrexitAs I live in the UK it’s not surprising that Brexit is a hot and controversial topic. Last night Elaine and I were recounting everything that we felt had gone wrong during the Brexit process (it was …

9 months, 9 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…

9 months, 25 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…

11 months, 12 days ago

New challenges for a new year

Future trends in EAThe New Year for me is a time to reflect on the future. I think about challenges I would like to face, and things I would like to achieve. Here are my two EA-related goals for 2018: Last year I created a comprehensive range of online…

1 year, 5 days ago

Can Enterprise Architecture Save the World?

The future of Enterprise Architecture is changing – partly as a consequence of the digital revolution and the information age. It’s time to think about the future role of Enterprise Architecture: What is the future of Enterprise Architectur…

1 year, 4 months ago

Free Online Course on Architectural Thinking

I’ve just put together a new online course about Architectural Thinking. This is a subject that is dear to my heart, so I’ve made this course freely available to anyone who is interested in the subject. All you have to do is click on the Enroll for Free button to gain access. You’ll need to…

1 year, 9 months ago

Information Obesity – keynote now on YouTube

I recently discovered a DVD with a 30-minute video of a keynote that I gave back in 2004 at the Online Information conference in Olympia, London – which is now added to my YouTube channel on Enterprise Architecture. I think the original argument still holds true: we are producing information faster than our capacity to use it: