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…

Free TOGAF Resources

I’ve just added a new page to this site with links to a set of free TOGAF videos. Each one is less than two minutes long, and they are all related to the key learning points in the TOGAF certification program.

Thinking Like An Architect

I frequently remind clients and EA practitioners that they need to think as enterprise architects. Which is a shorthand way to say that you link analysis, recommendations, proposals, and visions to the relevant components in the architecture – highlighting the constraints and opportunities that they offer, and explaining how the architecture needs to change. This…

TOGAF Distilled

TOGAF Distilled is the title of an exciting new series of videos that I’ve been working on with Orbus Software. The Orbus Software video library is a valuable resource for any enterprise architect, and introduces the benefits of the iServer Product Suite including a tour through them. Checkout these videos: What is Enterprise Architecture? What is…