EA Techniques and Tools

How to become an Enterprise Architect

New online EA courseI’m frequently asked how does someone become an Enterprise Architect? A majority of these questions come from Solution Architects, so I’ve developed a new online course that answers the questions that solution architects ask about developing a career in enterprise architecture. The new course is now available along with two other courses. There are…


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Free previews of EA introduction course

Enterprise Architecture – why we need it – an introduction, is the title of my latest on-line course – which gives a straightforward, common-sense introduction to EA.

If you are curious to find out why we really do need EA in the 21st century, check out some of the free preview lectures in this course. There are five free preview modules.

Clicking on this link will take you to the home page for the course. If you scroll down you’ll find the complete course curriculum, and against some of the modules you’ll find the blue Preview button.

For example, try Lecture 2:


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…

New EA Training Course

I’ve just published a new on-line course called: Enterprise Architecture: Why we need it – an introduction. This is now available on Udemy. Because the course is brand new I’m offering a special promotional price for the course. It is available for only £29 instead of the usual price of £45. There are only 50 discounts available…

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…

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…

Enterprise Patterns – Free Template

Enterprise Patterns are one of the most useful tools for the EA team to have emerged in recent years. They are a great way to document an aggregate view of the constraints of a current architecture, or the capabilities that are enabled by a target architecture. TOGAF provides a brief outline of the content of…