3 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…

One week ago

Case Study – Mentoring an EA Team at Vesta Corporation

Learn about this innovative approach to EA trainingFollowing my presentation at the recent IRM EA Conference in London I’ve had several requests for more information about mentoring an EA team. So I’ve added a new course on my online EA tra…

1 year, 2 months ago

8 useful links for all Enterprise Architects

I’ve just been going back over some notes from the last six months. Here are some links that I have found particularly interesting or useful: 8 takeaways from IRM’s UK Enterprise Architecture Conference 2016 What makes an Enterprise Architect The End of EA and IT as we know it Ten practical ideas for organizing and managing your…

1 year, 4 months ago

Roger Evernden – Enterprise Architect 2016-08-09 08:49:58

It’s always interesting to look at the agenda for EA conferences – it’s a good indicator of what architects are actually doing, and the type of concerns they are actually addressing. Here are some of the things that struck me when looking at the agenda for the forthcoming iCMG Architecture World summit, being held in Bangalore on…

1 year, 11 months ago

The EA Meta Framework

Instead of creating yet more architecture frameworks, EA practitioners need to collaborate more to describe the EA meta-framework – the underlying foundation that is common to every EA framework and approach. Roger Evernden

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2 years, 1 month ago

Upgrading the EA Role

Why the EA role is changingLate last year I wrote a post on the Cutter Blog, entitled EA to Reflect On and Upgrade Its Role, as part of the Cutter predictions series. A recent comment asked said that “EA is mainly perceived as IT discipline and so far largely failed to establish Business Capability Evolution…

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2 years, 1 month 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, 6 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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3 years, 2 months ago

EA Voices

A great way to know what’s going on in the EA communityIt’s always useful to get a sense of what is going on in the EA community. One way to do this is to follow the leading EA practitioners via their blogs… but a better way is to look at this planet, EA Voices, which…

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3 years, 8 months ago

Enterprise Architecture Conference 2014 – IRM

What’s on the agenda for 2014?Details of this years IRM EA Conference are now available. As usual, there is an interesting mix of topics – ranging from the introductory to the more advanced. I always find it interesting to look at the topics covered as it gives an indication of what organizations are doing and…

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3 years, 11 months ago

Top Intriguing Business & Enterprise Architecture Articles for 2013

Every year Cutter compile a list of the five most intriguing articles published by their Business & Enterprise Architecture practice. I think it’s a good indication of the topics that are grabbing the top decision makers. How do they come up with this list? They chose articles that garner the most feedback from Cutter Members and…

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4 years, 18 days ago

Crystal Ball Time

Each year, Anne Mullaney, sets a challenge to the Cutter consultants: to look into their crystal balls for the annual Cutter Predictions campaign! This year I’m predicting more stealth enterprise architecture! I’d like to say that I invented this phrase – but I’ve found at least two previous uses – one in a comment by Peter…

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