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February 2012 Archives

The core requirement (the "Must") for an EA architect is a candidate that knows how to uncover the structure of systems, use the proper methods to document the enterprise operation, link parts into the whole, and understands architecture roadmapping and strategy. An EA architect will see the whole (forest)... Read More..
After a decade (or even two) of banging around the EA concept, there are too many egos and vested interests at play that render the process of objectively defining EA harder than it should be.Well, reputed fora, studiously ignoring each other, came out with different definitions sometimes complementary, at... Read More..
Cont'd.Wikipedia: "the United States Government describes enterprise architecture as an Information Technology function. Instead of describing enterprise architecture in relation to the practice of examining an enterprise, the U.S. Government defines the term to refer to the documented results of that examination."EA is defined here as "documented results" and again... Read More..
 Here is a hearty LinkedIn debate about the Enterprise Architecture entry in Wikipedia. I'll comment only the outcome, the Wikipedia entry itself.  It is informative indeed, but how useful is it in practice to you? Ultimately, I found it as good as the definitions quoted in the entry, which,... 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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