I haven’t written much on this site in the last month because I’ve been focusing on one of my other passions – music. My latest album of solo piano music (called Improvation) is now out – and available on most digital music sites, such as Amazon, iTunes, or CDBaby.  

“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…