Enterprise Architecture

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Ideas worth sharing… TEDx Folkestone 2018

I’m thrilled to hear that I’ve been selected to speak at TEDxFolkestone 2018. The theme of this event is Courage to Step Beyond.   This is an exciting opportunity. I started my career as an Enterprise Architect in part because I was inspired by the ideas of Richard Saul Wurman – who created and chaired the TED…

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…

What is Enterprise Architecture? A six minute explanation


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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…

Top 10 Retail Bank Trends

This should be required reading for anyone working in EA in the financial services sector – this “annual report combines the results of a major global research study with insights crowdsourced from a panel of 100 financial services influencers, industry analysts and banking providers”. Click here to for a summary by Jim Marous of the…

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…

Can Enterprise Architecture Save the World?

The future of Enterprise Architecture is changing – partly as a consequence of the digital revolution and the information age. It’s time to think about the future role of Enterprise Architecture: What is the future of Enterprise Architecture? Can EA techniques be applied across a broader range of domains? Does the EA role have to…