Architecture Frameworks

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…

TOGAF® 10

TOGAF® is here to stay… there is a high probability that, given its general acceptance as a “standard” architecture framework, it will be here for some time to come. So it is inevitable that at some stage there will be a new version of TOGAF®. But what will be new in a new version? What will be…

Frankenframeworks

The thing I like most about sharing ideas through blogs and posts is the feedback that I get. My recent post (EA Frameworks or Ontologies) got a comment from Tom Graves, which included a reference to a blog from Chris Lockhart with the great title Frankenframeworks – which has some great comments about our use of frameworks in EA And…

EA Frameworks or Ontologies?

How do we get the best out of EA frameworks and ontologies?If you are interested in improving our use of EA frameworks, you might find my latest post on LinkedIn interesting: EA Frameworks or Ontologies? Do you think that the terms frameworks, ontologies, taxonomies, schema are often confused? Do you ever feel that there is a better…

Instead of creating yet more architecture frameworks, EA practitioners need to collaborate more to describe the EA meta-framework – the underlying foundation that is common to every EA framework and approach.

Roger Evernden

Levels of Understanding

What is distinctive about architectural thinking?I’ve been meaning to write a summary of the Levels of Architectural Understanding for some time. Finally I got around to it. You can read the post on LinkedIn Pulse: Levels of Architectural Understanding. Understanding is one of the eight fundamental factors in EA.

Systems and EA

How does systems thinking really apply to enterprise architectureOne of the things I like most about the festive season is the chance to reset – there’s space and time to think about what happened in the previous year, what the future might bring, and most of all – time to spend with the special people in your…

A Meta Framework

It is probably true to say that every book has one major theme running through it, and probably a few sub-themes. Writing the second edition of a book is a great opportunity to revisit its primary topic to see whether it is still relevant or not. I found it really interesting to revisit the book I wrote with Elaine over ten…

Free TOGAF Resources

I’ve just added a new page to this site with links to a set of free TOGAF videos. Each one is less than two minutes long, and they are all related to the key learning points in the TOGAF certification program.