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Enterprise Architect Career Path

Posted by on Dec 21, 2012 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Enterprise Architect Career Path

Enterprise Architect Career Path

The following is an excerpt of an interview I did with Forrester research on their topic of Enterprise Architecture Career Paths: Forrester asked “If I’m a manager, one of the things that would be helpful for me to know is what the different levels of a career path are, and how do I find the right persons and bring them in to begin with? What are some key skills or characteristics that you see being necessary for a successful architect? My answer was as follows: “That actually was the basis of my entire book. I did a section as well as an entire talk on how to find architects. I...

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How Do I Become an Enterprise Architect?

Posted by on Apr 16, 2012 in Uncategorized | 1 comment

How Do I Become an Enterprise Architect?

To the Potential Enterprise Architects and Practicing EA’s, One of the biggest questions I am asked, or more one common anyways, is “How Do I Become an EA?”  The answer is a little complicated, and so it deserves this video explanation.  I speak about the Enterprise Architect Education or Enterprise Architecture Training you might take, I speak about the Enterprise Architect Role, as well as some of the activities that an Enterprise Architect may participate in.  I also mention some of the considerations an Enterprise Architect may want to make before taking this role, and...

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Zoom Factor for the Enterprise Architect

Posted by on May 28, 2011 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Zoom Factor for the Enterprise Architect

Just realized I’d never posted on my coaching site about Zoom Factor Book. If you want to get to know me, and how I think you should pick up my book, Zoom Factor for the Enterprise Architect:  How to Focus and Accelerate Your Career ISBN: 978-0981260907 or at least download the sample chapters. This is me, and these are my thoughts.  I tell people it’s my life’s work.  A lot of what I’ve learned and know about Information Technology and the way it **should be ** are in these pages, as well as my thoughts regarding a career guide for Enterprise Architects. If you are...

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Enterprise Architecture Training

Posted by on May 9, 2011 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Enterprise Architecture Training

Ever consider Enterprise Architecture Training vs. Enterprise Architecture Coaching? There are a few enterprise architecture training classes available, but what do you really need? The benefits of a structured EA Training class: Structured & pre-determined syllabus Benefits of learning with colleagues, classmates and interaction with others Formalized topics and subjects may be covered What are the drawbacks of taking formalized Enterprise Architecture Training as your first education in your new role? Often, one size doesn’t fit all.  Chances are you have just landed in this role...

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Great Uses for a Free Coaching Session

Posted by on Mar 27, 2011 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Great Uses for a Free Coaching Session

Second guessing a decision?  Feeling overwhelmed in the muck of your new enterprise architect role?  Why not spend thirty minutes bouncing your issues off of a professional coach? I’ve had people call with various technologies they were considering, political issues in their company that are affecting their sanity and their EA programs, and confusion over choosing frameworks and methodologies to create architecture solutions with. Many just want to figure out what to do with their career and where to get architecture training. Pick up the phone, or fill out the free session form...

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