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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?

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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

Kevin,

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

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

-brenda

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

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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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