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Business-Driven Architect

Brenda Michelson

Enterprise Architecture in 140 characters

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Last Thursday, I barged into a Twitter conversation on the “ultimate outcome of Enterprise Architectureâ€?.  The conversation was related to Forrester’s Enterprise Architecture Forum in San Diego, which I missed due to the blizzard at JFK@Dcoon posed the question: “Is consolidation and centralization the ultimate outcome of EA?â€?

While consolidation and selective centralization are milestones on an Enterprise Architecture journey, I don’t believe they represent the “ultimate outcomeâ€?.  Enterprise Architecture needs to play a linchpin role in advancing the business. 

As such, I offered my 140-character perspective, edited for readability, as follows: “The ultimate outcome of Enterprise Architecture is change-friendly capability delivery.�

But, that’s my perspective.  What do you think?  Do you agree?  If not, what is the ultimate outcome of Enterprise Architecture?


You may be interested int the challenge to describe the Purpose of EA in 160 characters thath I started 4 months ago on LinkedIn - http://www.linkedin.com/groupAnswers?viewQuestionAndAnswers=&gid=36781&discussionID=8240387

There is some simple analysis of the over 1,000 positings to date here http://www.pragmaticea.com/160challenge.asp


I could have had 20 more characters? Hmmm...

Thanks for the links. Interesting summary. Glad to see "business" topping the list.




Brenda Michelson, Principal of Elemental Links, shares her view on architectural strategies, technology trends, business, and relevance.

Brenda Michelson

Brenda Michelson is the principal of Elemental Links an advisory & consulting practice focused on business-technology capabilities that increase business visibility and responsiveness. Follow Brenda on Twitter.


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