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…

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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Is Brexit the worst ever EA project?

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Why bother with Enterprise Architecture?

Do you find it difficult to explain the value in using Enterprise Architecture? A lot of discussions about Enterprise Architecture trip up because they end up debating whether we need EA or not. This often ends up being a matter of opinion! If you are struggling to “prove” the value of EA, take a look…

How Can Enterprise Architecture Easily Save The World?

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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…