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Continuous Architecture: Enable Continuous Delivery and Promote Interoperability

In this blog series, I discuss the six principles that guide an agile mindset, as discussed in a recent webcast influenced from a book “Continuous Architecture: Sustainable Architecture in an Agile and Cloud-Centric World.” For details on principles 1-2 read the blog: Continuous Architecture: Architect Products Not Solutions and Focus on Quality Attributes. For details...

Enterprise Architecture

Continuous Architecture: Delay Design Decisions and Architect for Change

In the first blog in this series, “Continuous Architecture: Architect Products Not Solutions and Focus on Quality Attributes,” I shared two of the six principles that guide an agile mindset, influenced from the book, “Continuous Architecture: Sustainable Architecture in an Agile and Cloud-Centric World.” This blog highlights principle #3, Delay design decisions until they are needed, and principle...

Enterprise Architecture

Continuous Architecture: Architect Products and Focus on Quality Attributes

As an enterprise architect, what does business agility mean to you? Does it mean faster solution delivery? The ability to react quickly to unforeseen events? Perhaps agility means you can re-configure a business capability to meet business needs? Or maybe you are adopting an agile methodology, like SaFE? Answer: It’s probably a mix or all...

Enterprise Architecture, Vision and Trends

Drum Roll Please! Initial Findings From The Enterprise Architecture Survey Are In

Drum roll please! I am very excited to share the initial findings from the December 2017 enterprise architecture survey titled, “The Role of the Enterprise Architect”, conducted by Architecture and Governance Magazine and commissioned by Planview. We compiled feedback from more than 200 enterprise architects from around the globe representing different industries about the state...

Enterprise Architecture

Let’s Talk! Three Ways Enterprise Architects Can Engage the Business

In today’s highly complex business landscape, enterprise architects (EAs) are poised to show business leaders how they can leverage technology to achieve business objectives. Clearly, the pressure cooker of digital transformation is a great opportunity for these “smartest guys in the corner” to shine. EA’s have a lot of expertise and value but are challenged...

Enterprise Architecture

Enterprise Architecture at Work: Real-World Use Cases

What’s the number one challenge of more than 70 percent of CEOs? It’s “the rapid pace of technology change” according to the 2017 Fortune 500 CEO survey. Also, nearly 90 percent of the executives surveyed for the Accenture Technology Vision 2017 report said that their organizations “must innovate at an increasingly rapid pace just to...

Enterprise Architecture

Three Ways Enterprise Architects Can Engage the Business

In today’s highly complex business landscape, enterprise architects must show business leaders how they can leverage technology to achieve business objectives. Clearly, the pressure cooker of digital transformation is a great opportunity for these “smartest guys in the corner” to shine. The problem is that enterprise architects have a lot of expertise and value but...

Enterprise Architecture

Establishing an Enterprise Architecture-to-Business Communication Framework [Infographic]

While traditional frameworks are great for enterprise architects, they aren’t getting the job done for the business. When enterprise architecture training is focused on modeling—rather than communication—it makes it difficult to work effectively with key business stakeholders and decision makers. If enterprise architects want to elevate themselves to key advisers to the business, they will...

Enterprise Architecture

How to Create and Measure a Business Focused Enterprise Architecture Team

Recent reports from two major research firms Gartner and Forrester reinforce our own anecdotal evidence about the challenges facing today’s enterprise architecture teams and the approaches enterprise architects can take to address those challenges. The Forrester paper “Track your Progress Toward EA Value” focuses on helping enterprise architecture teams measure their progress toward becoming business...