ARCHITECTURE FRAMEWORKS

Posts that describe or explain the use of architecture frameworks

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…

Architecture Segments

What is the missing role of the Segment Architect?There is a discussion on LinkedIn about the role of Segment Architect, and when I coach EA teams on EA, and in particular on the use of TOGAF, I often get asked why TOGAF refers to Segment Architects when this role apparently doesn’t exist in any EA…

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.

TOGAF Distilled

A series of short videos exploring TOGAFTOGAF Distilled is the title of an exciting new series of videos that I’ve been working on with Orbus Software. The Orbus Software video library is a valuable resource for any enterprise architect, and introduces the benefits of the iServer Product Suite including a tour through them. Checkout these videos:…

TOGAF and SOA

Another free TOGAF poster from Good e-LearningPart III of TOGAF includes guidelines for applying a Service-Oriented Architecture. This free poster from Good e-Learning summarizes how TOGAF sees SOA, and how the ADM can be supplemented with additional resources to support SOA.

The Gill Framework: Do We Need Another EA Framework?

We already have too many predefined frameworks for enterprise architecture, and that a better approach is to create the frameworks you need as and when you need them, starting from a small set of fundamental factors that are critical for effective EA. So why is this Cutter Advisor about yet another EA framework, and especially…