What do you think I should do? When I wrote 101 Lessons from Enterprise Architecture I didn’t expect reviews that were so clearly positive or negative! Now I’m thinking of a rewrite, but I’m not sure whether to go ahead or not.
It was never intended as a fully comprehensive, or detailed, description of the many lessons that I’ve learned from a lifetime of studying EA… my aim was to produce something that was more lighthearted and simple, while also highlighting some of the most important themes in Enterprise Architecture.
Here is my dilemma – and I could do with some feedback! It has received reviews at both ends of the spectrum. For example, here are two extremes:
- “This book offers very practical guidance on a topic that is all to often lost in abstraction. Well written and explained concepts in this book will be useful to practicing Enterprise Architects, as well as those trying to get an understanding of the discipline!” – Russell Jones, 5 May 2015 (Amazon.co.uk)
- “Even I bought it for a friend but I feel the book price for value and contents is not matching. A blog publish in one page is enough to contain all waht has been written. I was expecting real experience or knowledge or examples.” – Moh, December 1, 2016 (Amazon.com)
I’m thinking about updating the book, or maybe presenting it in a different format. But I feel a bit disheartened by the one-star reviews. What do you think I should do? Update it, or simply remove it from the market?
Any suggestions or feedback will be gratefully received!
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