Roger Evernden

7 techniques that can make you an awesome enterprise architect

Next week I’ll be presenting at the IRM Enterprise Architecture Conference Europe 2018 in London: How Can Enterprise Architecture Easily Save The World? ‘ll be describing my top seven techniques to make EA an awesome force for change. The techniques are simple, practical, and above all – effective. And they work for all types of architect…

What are the most important moral problems of our time?

Enterprise Architects have a great deal of potential power and influence. How can the Effective Altruism movement help direct our efforts towards the best long-term futures? An introduction to Effective Altruism This TED Talk gives perspective and a sense of scale to the history of humans on planet Earth. We’ve only been around for a…

How to become the best version of you

Can you help me create a ripple? As I approached the later years in my life I started to have doubts about whether I was truly being me… it led me on an amazing quest to rediscover myself, and I ended up relating this story at a TEDx talk [if you don’t know about TED…

How to use generic architectures and leverage reuse using Pareto

There are many EA techniques that improve communication and collaboration between functions and teams – helping everyone to speak the same language. These techniques are vital for integration, standardisation, synergy, and reuse. Many of these are based on the Pareto Principle – find out more in this 9 minute video:

This is just one of the videos in the online Enterprise Architecture Training:

Speaking the Same Language will explain:

  • Sharing Knowledge: how to build a common language through catalogues, reference models, taxonomies, classifications and checklists
  • Taking Advantage of Pareto: how to make best use of the 80:20 rule through generalisation, commonality, and federalisation; how to get real value and benefit from reference models
  • Keeping Track of Things: how to govern creation, use and value of artefacts by making use of your management frameworks

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A scarce skill set again? Are you surprised?

A 2017 CIO survey by Harvey Nash and KPMG shows that EA is the fastest growing tech skill in demand. While this is clearly a good thing for all budding architects I am concerned that the emphasis on such studies is still on technical skills… and yet the best architects that I’ve ever met have…

Will this also top 30K views?

Thank you everyone who is supporting my EA YouTube channel. Especially the 36,174 people who have viewed What is Enterprise Architecture? A 6 minute explanation. The feedback has been so encouraging, and it helps spur me on to develop more videos. My aim is to continue getting comments like these: “One of the best and…

A healthy economy – architect to thrive, not grow

Too often we create architectures to support economic growth… but judged from many perspectives this is unsustainable and unethical. We should be creating architectures that are fair, sustainable, and universally beneficial. Although not directly about enterprise architecture, this fascinating TED talk has many insights that we need to share and take on board for EA:…