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Enterprise Architecture in posts going back a decade (i)

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I  am about to post a series of blog post links published over the last eight years or so. They would be listed in reverse chronological order starting today.
Most EA topics you'd like to hear about are discussed in there: from frameworks and capabilities to culture, roadblocks, people and organisation etc.

This way you would be able to discover subjects of interest and ask questions. I won't be nearby since I live now in Sydney.
 

The EA stereotypes, are they meaningful?
IASA blogs on "Phrases architects have to stop using". But should the architects stop using or even doing them? The phrases mentioned ...
While Enterprise Architecture is dead, TOGAF is alive, according to Forbes
Following on "Enterprise Architecture: Don't Be a Fool with a Tool"   and  "Is Enterprise Architecture Completely Broken?" published on Forbes, we may ...
Enterprise Architecture, dead or still alive?
EA is alive and well as concept but methods have not yielded expected results
Is there any truth behind such IT statements?
Let me comment on this post "Phrases Architects HAVE To Stop Using" ...
Architecture does not equal transformation but it enables it
Jason Bloomberg writes or more appropriately quotes a few architects on Forbes on the role of EA in "Is Enterprise Architecture Completely ...
The role of Enterprise Architecture in business transformation
The idea that only a few consultants can guide us to see the EA at the end of the tunnel is self serving. What we all need though is a framework that enables us ...
The Enterprise Architecture failure to deliver
Since it is hosted in IT, EA does not live to expectations about its role in managing complexity, change, business and operating models or enabling strategy at ...
While the Chief Marketing Technologist role is new, the work is old
This HBR article looks into "The rise of the Chief Marketing Technologist"   Marketing has always worked with R&D, product development, Emerging ...
Enterprise strategy is more than business strategy
It is the enterprise strategy that matters rather than the business strategy alone. The enterprise strategy is the outcome of the harmonization of the ...
On leadership, acting and deception
Should a leader be pessimistic? Or should he not acknowledge that? It looks like the impression on others is what matters. Should then deception be ...
How to pitch enterprise architecture in one long breath
I had a discussion once with a Director of Finance: 'I think we already have an architecture of the enterprise' he said, 'as we have today clear processes in ...
How to document the EA and the "data compilation" approach (ii)
We can easily generate automatically monster diagrams inputting at random all we know about the enterprise entities and their relationships.
How to document the EA and the "data compilation" approach
"How to document your EA", is the theme of a discussion thread in the LinkedIn "Enterprise Architecture Forum". You have to request to be a member though to get ...
On reference architectures (ii)
Continued from previous post in response to the BIZZdesign's reply. See "The Value of Reference Architectures".   I had to reply to this article ...
On reference architectures
See this post of BIZZdesign on "The value of Reference Architectures".   First, I'll have to point out the distinction between reference ...
The Enterprise Architect is responsible for the technical and "business" debts
Technical debt, in the enterprise architecture context, measures the departure of the current enterprise organization from the good ...
Business architecture FAQ
Who cares about architecture? Since the architecture concept comes to the enterprise from technology rather than business, it currently means little to the ...
Capabilities in Enterprise Architecture
There is no recognized Capabilities framework in EA. Not to my knowledge, anyhow. Moreover there is still no agreement on what a capability is. The ...
The enterprise people architecture
You often heard that "people make the company". Where are then "people" modelled in an EA?   In an enterprise, the people organisation has a structure ...

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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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