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March 2010 Archives

This is to draw caution. Service Orientation and Enterprise Architecture are without a doubt, the way. But a careless execution could spell failure for both.   SOA, in a W3C definition, means "a set of components which can be invoked and whose interface definitions can be published and discovered."  A... Read More..
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I found that people graduating from certification courses were unable to define what Enterprise Architecture (EA) is. Well that is the root problem, isn't it? How do you certify someone for something you can't properly define? Let's not accuse the newly certified alone. Asked an  EA architect then. You shouldn't... Read More..
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A house blueprint is designed by the architect and used by the plumber, electrician, owner, potential buyer... It comes with guidance documentation, sometimes. "If you have ever watched a house being built, or if you have ever had an addition put onto an existing house, you know that the standard... Read More..
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"...Our natural inclination is to reduce matter first to molecules and then to atoms... But this approach...does not always work. In other words, the whole can often be more than the sum of the parts. Just consider the beautiful patterns created by large flocks of birds flying in the sky,... Read More..

Adrian Grigoriu blogs about everything relating to enterprise and business architecture, SOA, frameworks, design, planning, execution, organization and related issues.

Adrian Grigoriu

Adrian is an executive consultant in enterprise architecture, former head of enterprise architecture at Ofcom, the spectrum and broadcasting U.K. regulatory agency and chief architect at TM Forum, an organization providing a reference integrated business architecture framework, best practices and standards for the telecommunications and digital media industries. He also was a high technology, enterprise architecture and strategy senior manager at Accenture and Vodafone, and a principal consultant and lead architect at Qantas, Logica, Lucent Bell Labs and Nokia. He is the author of two books on enterprise architecture development available on Kindle and published articles with BPTrends, the Microsoft Architecture Journal and the EI magazine. Shortlisted by Computer Weekly for the IT Industry blogger of the year 2011.

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