“Enterprise architecture is to information

as building architecture is to space.”

 

Roger Evernden

EA Voices

It’s always useful to get a sense of what is going on in the EA community. One way to do this is to follow the leading EA practitioners via their blogs… but a better way is to look at this planet, EA Voices, which aggregates posts from many EA writers into a single site. EA…

A Step-by-Step Guide to Using Enterprise Patterns

Enterprise architecture “should not only provide value on implementation, but at each stage of the strategy-execution lifecycle.” I’ve recently written “A Step-by-Step Guide to Using Enterprise Patterns,” as an Executive Update for Cutter Consortium. My previous Cutter work has discussed enterprise patterns, and has provided a step-by-step guide to create them. In this Executive Update,…

Architecture Segments

There is a discussion on LinkedIn about the role of Segment Architect, and when I coach EA teams on EA, and in particular on the use of TOGAF, I often get asked why TOGAF refers to Segment Architects when this role apparently doesn’t exist in any EA team! To clear up this dilemma I wrote…

SABSA

There are so many reference models and open-source material available for enterprise architects – so it isn’t surprising that some of this material is less well known. One useful specialized resource is free-use the open-source Security Architecture development and management method and framework – SABSA. SABSA stands for ‘Sherwood Applied Business Security Architecture’. This summary…