4 years, 1 month ago

Context-perspectives and enterprise-architecture maturity

In what ways does what we do within the enterprise require a different perspective on the enterprise itself? In what ways does our maturity-level – our skills, competence and experience – affect what we can and should do within the

4 years, 10 months ago

Who is your Chief Architect?

If you work in a moderate to large organization there is a better than 50/50 chance someone there has the title of Chief Architect. That’s too bad, ’cause it’s probably wrong.

There are a number of descriptions for Enterprise Architecture. The one I…

5 years, 3 months ago

Architecture Purity

What would you get if you put a drop of sewage in a barrel of wine? 

Pretty much the same thing you’d have if you put a drop of wine in a barrel of sewage. i.e.  sewage.  Personally, I wouldn’t drink from either barrel. There is something to…

5 years, 3 months ago

Architecture Purity

What would you get if you put a drop of sewage in a barrel of wine? 

Pretty much the same thing you’d have if you put a drop of wine in a barrel of sewage. i.e.  sewage.  Personally, I wouldn’t drink from either barrel. There is something to…

5 years, 4 months ago

Cynicism is Not a Skill

For six weeks and with about $10,000 I had toiled to create an additional bathroom in my previous home just in time to host some relatives during the holidays. I only had time to throw one of our better bath towels over the curtain rod as this element…

5 years, 4 months ago

Cynicism is Not a Skill

For six weeks and with about $10,000 I had toiled to create an additional bathroom in my previous home just in time to host some relatives during the holidays. I only had time to throw one of our better bath towels over the curtain rod as this ele…

5 years, 11 months ago

Beware Architecture Ghosts that go BOO!

As the Cowardly Lion once remarked, “I do believe in ghosts, I do, I do, I do believe in ghosts!” In the technology space, ghosts are fateful decisions, implicit or explicit, that are buried within a solution until the right set of circumstances raise them from the dead.

For instance, in January 1990, AT&T experienced a cascade of failures in their long distance network switches. It seems

5 years, 11 months ago

Beware Architecture Ghosts that go BOO!

As the Cowardly Lion once remarked, “I do believe in ghosts, I do, I do, I do believe in ghosts!” In the technology space, ghosts are fateful decisions, implicit or explicit, that are buried within a solution until the right set of circumstances raise them from the dead.

For instance, in January 1990, AT&T experienced a cascade of failures in their long distance network switches. It seems