10 months ago

Frameworks: Why have them?

Frameworks have been established that cover many disciplines including architecture, process, governance, change, skills,and maturity. Having frequently been asked when working , perhaps not overtly,  “why bother using  a framework?”:- the implication being that they only add unnecessary overheads.  When confronted with this it has been worthwhile … Continue reading

2 years, 10 months ago

EA Rediscovered – Solutions Architects

In this next podcast in the “EA Rediscovered” series we will address various organizational models for Solutions Architects.   Should they report directly to a centralized EA team, provisioned as needed to guide project designs?  Should they report directly to development group leaders and…

2 years, 10 months ago

EA Rediscovered – Solutions Architects

In this next podcast in the “EA Rediscovered” series we will address various organizational models for Solutions Architects.   Should they report directly to a centralized EA team, provisioned as needed to guide project designs?  Should the…

2 years, 10 months ago

Take the Initiative

I was recently asked to reflect on the strengths of some of the EA practitioners I have worked with over the years. They have been an inspiring group who collectively and individually were drawn to EA because they aspired to make a difference in their companies. Fulfilling that aspiration isn’t always an easy path.

2 years, 10 months ago

Take the Initiative

I was recently asked to reflect on the strengths of some of the EA practitioners I have worked with over the years. They have been an inspiring group who collectively and individually were drawn to EA because they aspired to make a difference in their…

2 years, 11 months ago

EAdirections Tenth Anniversary Observations

Through ten years of working with dozens of companies, we have seen a lot of good and some not so good developments related to Enterprise Architecture. In recognition of those 10 years, those dozens of companies, and continued success, we would like t…

2 years, 11 months ago

EAdirections Tenth Anniversary Observations

Through ten years of working with dozens of companies, we have seen a lot of good and some not so good developments related to Enterprise Architecture. In recognition of those 10 years, those dozens of companies, and continued success, we would like t…

3 years, 1 month ago

Sense, make-sense, decide, act

A bit more on methods for whole-enterprise architecture – and for many other domains, for that matter. We can summarise the suggested core-method for whole-enterprise architecture as follows: We need to take some care around keeping it simple, and maintaining

3 years, 2 months ago

EA and the Internet of Things – 10 Thoughts

I’ve been thinking a lot recently about the Internet of Things, from both a personal perspective and as it applies to EA.  In fact, I wrote about it in my “From the Editor” column in the most recent Architecture and…

3 years, 7 months ago

Why make enterprise-architecture more tangible?

Enterprise-architecture: yeah, so much of it is kinda abstract… – all that ‘meta-’ and stuff. Which turns many people off, big-time. Unfortunately, “all that ‘meta-’ and stuff” is really important: it helps people explore the real complexities of their own enterprise,

3 years, 8 months ago

What I do, and why

“Are you the guy who writes books?”, asks the young woman behind me in the cafe. Well, yes, I am – but much as for her, it’s taken me a moment or two to recognise her, and then remember the