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Linear Thinking in EA

I’ve just received an invitation to an AEA Webinar with Len Fehskens – The Siren Song of Linear Thinking.  Unfortunately I’m unable to join this event, but it sounds very interesting – to what extent is the practice of enterprise architecture based around simple, linear models? From experience I would say that early generations of enterprise architects tended…

Information Obesity – keynote now on YouTube

I recently discovered a DVD with a 30-minute video of a keynote that I gave back in 2004 at the Online Information conference in Olympia, London – which is now added to my YouTube channel on Enterprise Architecture. I think the original argument still holds true: we are producing information faster than our capacity to use it:

3 myths about information and IT

In this post I’d like to debunking three popular myths about information and information technology. Myth 1: The best way to improve the use of information is to invest in information technology. This is an expensive and time-consuming way to make improvements, but it is the route favoured by the technology vendors, big consultancies, and…

Pioneers

A short while ago I wrote a post about the pioneers of enterprise architecture, and got some really lovely feedback. Thank you to everyone who responded. Taking this feedback on board, I am going to update my original post – which I will include as one of the permanent pages on my website. I’m also going to…

The Pioneers of Enterprise Architecture

I’ve been involved with enterprise architecture since the early 1980s, so I think of myself as a second-generation architect. I learnt about enterprise architecture through a mixture of meeting other architects, reading widely around the subject and related disciplines, and, of course, through hard graft and experience. Nowadays there are many enterprise architects practising their art and science…