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Adrian Grigoriu: August 2010 Archives

I am elevating this at the blog level since it is an important debate for many of us and well, the posts are too long for a reply. Philip replied to my latest opinion in this debate. We agree to disagree; still, one of us is right and one is wrong,... Read More..
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Jeff Scott of Forrester blogged about the Enterprise Architect in "What's in a name". I replied but I would further like to expand on this. Were we to look at the name alone, we would conclude that Enterprise Architect is someone performing the role of an architect of the Enterprise. And... Read More..
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Philip Allega of Gartner replied on my blog with "Future state first current state last" to the position stood last week on the debate on current and future EA. Thanks Philip, I'll take the challenge since this is an old debate for many.  The emphasis in his latest blog moved... Read More..
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The Enterprise Architecture relationship to strategy, ontology, design (thinking)... is debated yet again in the EA communities of LinkedIn. Perhaps, that will still happen till we get that EA definition hammered down and agreed, somehow. Still, EA looks like a honey pot around which other rather equally well defined disciplines... Read More..
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It is often said that "life imitates art".  According to Philip Allega of Gartner in "Applying EA to your life" we should apply  Enterprise Architecture techniques to plan our acts of life or achievements.  I sincerely hope we don't come to that, that is use TOGAF or a look alike to plot... Read More..
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 This is an answer to a question to the previous post:Tom: "Please talk to us regarding the business value of these five enterprise architecture capabilities".1.     Strategy Formation, Planning and Alignment2. Emerging Technologies and New Technology Innovation3. Technology Risk and Impact 4. Investment Oversight and Architecture Governance5. Architecture and Transformation1.... Read More..
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I just thought that it is not a bad time to attempt to forecast myself the future of EA given the high interest still attracted by the topic. After all, Gartner does it with profusion of detail.Is Enterprise Architecture going anywhere? This looks like a legitimate question. It is, albeit slowly in... Read More..
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Gartner's news on Enterprise Architecture leaves me a bit baffled as usual. This seems to become a quarterly forecast aimed to direct the community on the right EA track. Let's dissect a bit the news. The message is centred around the EA hypecycle that Gartner wished to show us all. So many EA... Read More..
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Here is a Forrester survey from 2009 on what IT professionals part of an EA group, typically do.  I add my source and the picture for convenience. ."Addressing near-term needs of applications... " (21%) and Addressing near-term needs of infrastructure" (15%) suggest, at first sight, application or solution architecture work. This a substantial amount of... Read More..
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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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