EA TECHNIQUES AND TOOLS

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…

101 Lessons from EA – #13 – Arrangement versus complexity

Lesson 13 from my book, 101 Lessons from Enterprise Architecture is about the use of arrangement to manage complexity.

In an earlier post I asked for advice on whether I should publish a new edition of this book. Thank you to everyone for your valuable feedback and advice… I shall be updating the book during the course of this year, with a new edition planned for next year.

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How does thinking as an architect increase your chances of being an effective Enterprise Architect?

Thinking “architecturally” will improve your EA career. What is architectural thinking? Is it distinct from other types of thinking? Is it different from systems thinking? I recently wrote a post for LinkedIn about Architectural Thinking– my theme was that the type of thinking we do and the techniques we use in Enterprise Architecture have a wider applicability…

Free Download – Chapter 3 – the fundamental factors in EA

Click the button below for your free PDF copy of Chapter 3 – the fundamental factors in EA, from our book, Enterprise Architecture: the Eight Fundamental Factors, by Roger and Elaine Evernden. Discover how eight EA factors make it easier for you in your day-to-day practice. This free download gives you Chapter 3 of our book,…

Results of the EA Training Survey

This is a summary of the findings from my recent survey of EA training. This is not rigorous academic research – it’s more informal… a what do students feel about the training currently on offer. It is based on: An online survey I ran at the end of 2017, to find out what architects and…

What’s the point of an architecture framework?

A simple overview of why enterprise architecture frameworks are importantArchitecture frameworks have always been a subject for heated debate…. which is probably healthy as it helps architects to expand the potential for enterprise architecture! This post summarises some of the key uses for an architecture framework. I’ve kept it succinct, but also provide some links…

New challenges for a new year

Future trends in EAThe New Year for me is a time to reflect on the future. I think about challenges I would like to face, and things I would like to achieve. Here are my two EA-related goals for 2018: Last year I created a comprehensive range of online EA training. This year I am…