3 years, 1 month ago

Socially Developed Architecture

One of the most challenging aspects in our role as architects is that we often have to influence without direct authority.   We often wrestle with this fact as we may not have the managerial clout and there may be lack of clarity on what precisely we are accountable for.    Perhaps simply stated, we have to be THE accountable party for…

3 years, 8 months ago

Enterprise Architecture: Reflections on My Journey of Becoming A Systems Thinking Enterprise Architect

Although I have been practicing enterprise architecture for more than 10 years, I still find it challenging for me to explain to others what exactly I do.   I am a systems designer and engineer at heart, but not necessarily in the way in whic…

3 years, 8 months ago

Enterprise Architecture: Reflections on My Journey of Becoming A Systems Thinking Enterprise Architect

Although I have been practicing enterprise architecture for more than 10 years, I still find it challenging for me to explain to others what exactly I do.   I am a systems designer and engineer at heart, but not necessarily in the way in which a typical IT function defines “systems.”    I feel what I do…

4 years, 8 months ago

Enterprise Architecture’s Transition to Consumer Oriented Services

Unless you have been living in cave for the past five or so years, you may have noticed that technology is being democratized within your business.  Perhaps right under your feet!  The confluence of consumerization, cloud computing, ubiq…

4 years, 8 months ago

Enterprise Architecture’s Transition to Consumer Oriented Services

Unless you have been living in cave for the past five or so years, you may have noticed that technology is being democratized within your business.  Perhaps right under your feet!  The confluence of consumerization, cloud computing, ubiquitous connectivity, and the needs of a modern dynamic business will (if not already) fundamentally change information technology’s role in…

4 years, 11 months ago

If Churchill had been an Enterprise Architect…

If Churchill had been an Enterprise Architect then maybe the speech below had been a reality… The problems raged on. The Architect told the leaders, “I have, myself, full confidence that if we all do our duty, if nothing is neglected, and if the best arrangements are made, as they are being made, we shall […]

5 years, 6 months ago

The Art of Enterprise Architecture – Section 13 – The use of architects

The mistake of the many Raising a host of all employees and marching them great distances entails heavy loss on the people and a drain on the resources of the Enterprise. The daily expenditure will easily surmount that which can ever be gained. There will be commotion in the organization and the network, and men […]

5 years, 8 months ago

Next generation of Enterprise Architecture

Early this morning, while glancing through the latest tweets on my iphone, I was attracted by last post from Richard Veryard on slideshare: Preamble Good slideshow though, but since I felt that it is going a bit in many different directions, I felt that I had to react on this one, directly on my blog to […]