Real World Enterprise Architecture

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September 23, 2020  

What is the Real Value of Enterprise Architecture?

Eventually every enterprise architect is faced with this question: What is the value of enterprise architecture? This episode answers that question.

September 24, 2020  

Three Brands of Enterprise Architecture

There is no single way to approach enterprise architecture. Don’t let anyone tell you there is. But there are three basic schools of thought that cover the gamut of enterprise architecture practices. This episode will explain those three “brands” of enterprise architecture. 

September 25, 2020  

Enterprise Architecture Cornerstones: Part 1 of 3

This is the first of a three-part series on the cornerstones of enterprise architecture. I introduced these cornerstones in Episode 1 (What is the Value of Enterprise Architecture?). The three cornerstones are: (1) alignment, (2) guidance and (3) explanation. This episode discusses alignment.

September 26, 2020  

Enterprise Architecture Cornerstones: Part 2 of 3

This is the second episode in the three-part series on the cornerstones of enterprise architecture. I introduced these cornerstones in Episode 1 (What is the Value of Enterprise Architecture?). The three cornerstones are: (1) alignment, (2) guidance and (3) explanation. This episode discusses guidance. 

September 27, 2020  

Enterprise Architecture Cornerstones: Part 3 of 3

This is the third episode in the three-part series on the cornerstones of enterprise architecture. I introduced these cornerstones in Episode 1 (What is the Value of Enterprise Architecture?). The three cornerstones are: (1) alignment, (2) guidance and (3) explanation. This episode discusses explanation. 

October 1, 2020  

Why Are Enterprises So Complex?

In several previous episodes I’ve said that an enterprise in not like other kinds of systems. It’s much more complex. In this episode I’d like to get into why that’s true, what it is about an enterprise that makes it a very special kind of system.

October 11, 2020  

The Problem with the EA Playbook

In this episode I tackle, head on, the time-honored enterprise architecture playbook we have all been taught, questioning whether it really works and asking if maybe there isn’t a better way.

November 7, 2020  

What Enterprise Architects Can Learn from Detective Harry Bosch

Harry Bosch is a fictional detective, a character created by best-selling mystery writer Michael Connelly. Harry Bosch has a motto and a way of doing things that just might come in useful to enterprise architects. 

March 2, 2021  

Enterprise Architecture is Dying

In this episode I tackle the assertion that enterprise architecture is dying, or perhaps even dead. Are the assertions correct? Is there not at least some truth to them? Or is it all just a bunch of bunk?

March 15, 2021  

Short History of Enterprise Architecture (Part 1)

This is the first part in a short series on the history of enterprise architecture. In this episode, I describe the introduction of the computer into the enterprise, and along with it the birth of what would become enterprise architecture. 

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