Roger Evernden

How to easily say absolutely nothing at all….

I’ve watched a lot of great EA presentations, but I’ve also seen quite a few that didn’t say anything at all. If that sounds familiar, then you’ll love Will Stephen‘s funny send-up – How to sound smart in your TED talk: I came across this while preparing for my forthcoming TEDx talk in Folkestone. It’s…

Lesson #33 – Success is 80% planning and thinking

Another extract from 101 Lessons from Enterprise Architecture – “success is 80% planning and thinking”. (If you want to know about the previous 80% claim mentioned here… it’s in Lesson #32 “success is 80% persistence”. Read more… download the free extract from the book.) I’m very aware of this lesson right now, as I’m busily planning and…

101 Lessons from EA – #13 – Arrangement versus complexity

Lesson 13 from my book, 101 Lessons from Enterprise Architecture is about the use of arrangement to manage complexity.

In an earlier post I asked for advice on whether I should publish a new edition of this book. Thank you to everyone for your valuable feedback and advice… I shall be updating the book during the course of this year, with a new edition planned for next year.

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Ideas worth sharing… TEDx Folkestone 2018

I’m thrilled to hear that I’ve been selected to speak at TEDxFolkestone 2018. The theme of this event is Courage to Step Beyond.   This is an exciting opportunity. I started my career as an Enterprise Architect in part because I was inspired by the ideas of Richard Saul Wurman – who created and chaired the TED…

Code to Inspire

Code To Inspire is a non-profit organization for female empowerment and encouragement in the field of computer coding in Afghanistan. Its focus is on school girls who are interested in computer science, and its aim is to pave the ground for University female students who are majoring in computer science. They’ve been doing this for 2 year…

How does thinking as an architect increase your chances of being an effective Enterprise Architect?

Thinking “architecturally” will improve your EA career. What is architectural thinking? Is it distinct from other types of thinking? Is it different from systems thinking? I recently wrote a post for LinkedIn about Architectural Thinking– my theme was that the type of thinking we do and the techniques we use in Enterprise Architecture have a wider applicability…