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Adrian Grigoriu

Enterprise Architecture in posts going back a decade (ii)

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Architecture principles, good or evil?
Why are principles constituting so often a bottleneck for the EA activities or, soon after inception, are laid aside as an irritant better ...
Why aren't there Enterprise Architecture show cases? (i)
We keep talking about EA without having in mind a common picture. A show case could be employed to this purpose, as a common ...
The Enterprise vision and strategy
Top management sets a vision. That is, a big picture they see the enterprise evolving to. But so (should) do the departments for their own functions. For ...
Why aren't there Enterprise Architecture show cases?
EAs exist indeed, even though, in many cases, EA is seen as a policing activity rather than a specific outcome such as the blueprint of the enterprise. Still, ...
What EA means and the governing role of the enterprise architect
Few EA developments cover the whole enterprise and few, indeed, if you listen to the discussion fora, are EA developments that result in the EA as an integrated ...
A full EA consists of the integration of the Business, Technology and People/Organisation architectures.
Is there an Enterprise Architect Paradox? Surely is.
My advice: discard the title of EA. Find what what the employer wants and recruit accordingly.
What should an Enterprise Architecture maturity framework consider?
Even if a process delivers EA, the application of EA, may be lacking because of its poor sell, communications and as such, lack of adoption. So the benefits ...
Enterprise Architecture relation to Security and the Cloud
A security architecture would have to be build around the EA. While IT architecture diminishes in importance,the EA, as such, would
Do stakeholders fear EA taking over? They do.
The framework is the EA glue, it holds the EA together. The framework helps conquer the enterprise complexity by enabling the business domains of the ...
Ten predictions for business architecture, is that right?
"Ten prediction for business architecture in 2020" from Accelare. Are they right? Looking a bit too far ahead by here it is, point by point. Points # 1, ...
Five not so recommendable practices for business architects
The big problem is that today Business (Enterprise) Architecture practices exist without ever creating business blueprints.
Don't ban the word "alignment" from your architecture
Alignment though essentially means transforming the enterprise (technology for instance) to perform what the business needs on an operational, tactical and ...
The brand new "Enterprise Architecture matters blog" book, just Kindled
Just published this brand new book "The Enterprise Architecture matters blog" on Amazon Kindle.   It is a collection of blogs on Enterprise Architecture ...
Is TOGAF incomplete, complex and sucks? Second installment
In any case, EA does not equal TOGAF and vice-versa.
Is TOGAF incomplete, complex and sucks?
"TOGAF is not complex". Its content is not, in fact it is rather bland, the form is though. It's simply too large, consisting of sections that are not specific ...
Enterprise Architecture is not aimed at creating models. Is that so?
Architecture, in general, is about models. Hence, enterprise architects are to devise architecture, that is to model the enterprise. If you don't do that, then ...
Zachman's is neither a framework nor an ontology, it is a development process
The vertical dimension describes the system development process beginning with the objectives establishment and conceptual design and ending with the ...

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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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