“It is useful to be aware that analogies are tools for leverage, and indeed part of their utility is not just in extracting the insights they bring with, but insights […]

Are traditional enterprise architecture metaphors valid?

“It is useful to be aware that analogies are tools for leverage, and indeed part of their utility is not just in extracting the insights they bring with, but insights […]

“It is useful to be aware that analogies are tools for leverage, and indeed part of their utility is not just in extracting the insights they bring with, but insights […]

Enterprise Architecture Analogies

“It is useful to be aware that analogies are tools for leverage, and indeed part of their utility is not just in extracting the insights they bring with, but insights […]

The ability of the Enterprise Architecture community to ruminate and argue about the definition of EA seems just about limitless. The latest of which is a debate about the Wikipedia […]

Is Enterprise Architecture a Thing? If so, is it useful?

The ability of the Enterprise Architecture community to ruminate and argue about the definition of EA seems just about limitless. The latest of which is a debate about the Wikipedia […]

Introduction The Treacy & Wiersema Value-Discipline Model was first published in the ground-breaking Harvard Business Review article “Customer Intimacy and Other Value Disciplines,”  (c. 1993) and was expanded in a […]

The Tracey & Wiersema Value Discipline Model – Part 1

Introduction The Treacy & Wiersema Value-Discipline Model was first published in the ground-breaking Harvard Business Review article “Customer Intimacy and Other Value Disciplines,”  (c. 1993) and was expanded in a […]

The Enterprise Architecture Body Of Knowledge The Enterprise Architecture Body Of Knowledge (EABOK) is a definition of the body of knowledge for Enterprise Architecture. The EABOK was developed by Mitre […]

Enterprise Architecture Body Of Knowledge (EABOK)

The Enterprise Architecture Body Of Knowledge The Enterprise Architecture Body Of Knowledge (EABOK) is a definition of the body of knowledge for Enterprise Architecture. The EABOK was developed by Mitre […]

This link [http://is.gd/g55wp] is a very interesting read about the scope and nature of enterprise architecture that helps to clarify a very widely misunderstood (because it is still embryonic) discipline. […]

Highlights of Len Fehsken’s “Re-thinking Architecture

This link [http://is.gd/g55wp] is a very interesting read about the scope and nature of enterprise architecture that helps to clarify a very widely misunderstood (because it is still embryonic) discipline. […]

“An A-Z Guide to Being an Architect” by Mark Bloodworth and Marc Holmes is a lighthearted article outlining a number of key attributes of architects. An extract is below. Is there […]

The A-Z Guide to Being an Architect

“An A-Z Guide to Being an Architect” by Mark Bloodworth and Marc Holmes is a lighthearted article outlining a number of key attributes of architects. An extract is below. Is there […]

Adrian Grigoriu‘s Enterprise architecture framework definition. This is a extract of Adrian’s www.ebizq.net blog post “An Enterprise Architecture framework definition“. It is a very enlightening post by Adrian at a time when […]

Adrian Grigoriu’s EA Framework

Adrian Grigoriu‘s Enterprise architecture framework definition. This is a extract of Adrian’s www.ebizq.net blog post “An Enterprise Architecture framework definition“. It is a very enlightening post by Adrian at a time when […]

The Nobel Prize Case study workshop was conducted & presented at the Open Group Conference in Amsterdam (2010) The session was led by Harry Hendrickx – CTO at Hewlett Packard. […]

Summary of the Business Architecture Working Group’s (BAWG) Nobel Prize Case Study

The Nobel Prize Case study workshop was conducted & presented at the Open Group Conference in Amsterdam (2010) The session was led by Harry Hendrickx – CTO at Hewlett Packard. […]

This article could also be entitled “Reasons business may come asking for help, where enterprise architecture thinking and techniques can be applied (without mentioning EA)” At the start of 2010 […]

Reasons that business may come asking for “Enterprise Architecture”

This article could also be entitled “Reasons business may come asking for help, where enterprise architecture thinking and techniques can be applied (without mentioning EA)” At the start of 2010 […]

Author: Alex Matthews – Twitter: @remembermytweet I’m interviewing an enterprise architecture candidate today. His CV suggests that he is an enterprise IT solution architect so I am going to probe […]

Sample Set: Enterprise Architect Interview Questions

Author: Alex Matthews – Twitter: @remembermytweet I’m interviewing an enterprise architecture candidate today. His CV suggests that he is an enterprise IT solution architect so I am going to probe […]

Jeff Scott recently wrote a great blog “Is the current EA paradigm right for business architecture?” http://blogs.forrester.com/jeff_scott/11-01-25-is_the_current_ea_paradigm_right_for_business_architecture The comments section was full of erudite responses from several of the leading […]

Enterprise Architecture’s Obsession with Efficiency

Jeff Scott recently wrote a great blog “Is the current EA paradigm right for business architecture?” http://blogs.forrester.com/jeff_scott/11-01-25-is_the_current_ea_paradigm_right_for_business_architecture The comments section was full of erudite responses from several of the leading […]

“Why do enterprise systems like SAP fail in some companies yet succeed in others? Clearly, the interrelationship between technology and process, skills and culture was not taken into account.” Dana Bredmeyer in Enterprise Architecture as […]

Enterprise Architecture as Business Capabilities Architecture

“Why do enterprise systems like SAP fail in some companies yet succeed in others? Clearly, the interrelationship between technology and process, skills and culture was not taken into account.” Dana Bredmeyer in Enterprise Architecture as […]

Out there in the blogosphere, the most common argument about EA is between those that think EA is about architecting the whole enterprise and those that prefer a more IT […]

Enterprise Architecture Frameworks for the Knowledge Economy?

Out there in the blogosphere, the most common argument about EA is between those that think EA is about architecting the whole enterprise and those that prefer a more IT […]

Today, the wonderfully clever Kevin Smith of PEAF fame began a discussion in the Australasian Architecture Network LinkedIn Group. If I understood Kevin correctly, the general ideas of the discussion […]

Talking to customers of Enterprise Architecture services

Today, the wonderfully clever Kevin Smith of PEAF fame began a discussion in the Australasian Architecture Network LinkedIn Group. If I understood Kevin correctly, the general ideas of the discussion […]

1.   How many enterprise architects does it take to define “enterprise architecture”? Answer: Well, that depends on what you mean by “enterprise architecture”. (credit: Matthew De George [comic genius] – […]

Enterprise Architecture Jokes

1.   How many enterprise architects does it take to define “enterprise architecture”? Answer: Well, that depends on what you mean by “enterprise architecture”. (credit: Matthew De George [comic genius] – […]