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Need an Architect?

Posted by on Dec 14, 2017 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Need an Architect?

Need an Architect? There are many theoretical, scientific, and business reasons your organization needs architects as IT professionals. Architects are trained to collect the type of requirements that analysts don’t collect, to see the big picture, and to conceptualize. Architects look beyond immediate requirements to design flexible solutions that will adapt to changing business needs. Architects can solve problems creatively from various viewpoints. Architects gain more opportunities to understand the business when they are involved at the earliest planning and strategy stages, allowing...

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Architecture Career Path

Posted by on Dec 1, 2017 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Architecture Career Path

The Architect’s Journey “It’s often said that enterprise architecture is a journey, not a destination.” — Sharon C. Evans In fact, enterprise architecture is multiple journeys – a journey as an evolving discipline, a journey as an emerging profession, a journey for an organization as its enterprise architecture matures, and finally the journey of an individual practitioner’s career and professional development. What has your journey been like?  What part of it do you want to remember, and what part of it do you want to forget?...

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Your Capacity for Excellence

Posted by on Apr 18, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Your Capacity for Excellence

Your Capacity for Excellence

You can achieve excellence by understanding the differences between good architecture and great architecture. An organization needs to create the right landscape to give an architect the room to enable and make actionable what will become the perfect blend of change, technology decisions, and competitive distinction. As you go through this book, you will find you have the capacity to achieve the traits and skills presented. You’ll recognize how to apply the skills you already possess and gain confidence in your existing abilities. Many new architects lack this confidence. Acknowledge your...

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Business Architecture Principles

Posted by on Jul 13, 2015 in Business Architecture | Comments Off on Business Architecture Principles

Business Architecture Principles

How to Create Value and Business Alignment with Enterprise Architecture One of the biggest or most frequently questions I am asked by Enterprise Architects is how do I create value for the business, or show that my enterprise architecture is worth it to the stakeholders.  The answer is simple, but not quite so straight forward to understand or to make happen.  One must align the solution, or the solution set align with business goals.  Easy right? Ok, so I don’t come off quite so smug, here are a few steps one can take to get this done.  There are lots of little details, but my goal here...

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Starting Business Architecture

Posted by on Jul 2, 2015 in Business Architecture | Comments Off on Starting Business Architecture

Starting Business Architecture

Starting with Business Architecture Have you heard about the enterprise architecture project that went into the black hole? What can the enterprise architect campaign for and construct to prove their value? It’s not simple – it’s tedious and will include a focused body of work, but a company that doesn’t have this piece of architecture as an asset in their possession is greatly missing out in my personal opinion. If a company really does want to focus on an enterprise perspective in their company’s solutions and technology, then it must start at the top and business architecture. A big...

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