Enterprise Architecture

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Architectural Thinking

I’d like to thank all of the people who have enrolled in my free course about Architectural Thinking. In particular, I’d like to thank those who have provided feedback and suggestions on how to improve the course. I’ve also had three reviews – all rating the course 5 out of 5! The course is free…

Free Online Course on Architectural Thinking

I’ve just put together a new online course about Architectural Thinking. This is a subject that is dear to my heart, so I’ve made this course freely available to anyone who is interested in the subject. All you have to do is click on the Enroll for Free button to gain access. You’ll need to…

Linear Thinking in EA

How do we model architecture?I’ve just received an invitation to an AEA Webinar with Len Fehskens – The Siren Song of Linear Thinking.  Unfortunately I’m unable to join this event, but it sounds very interesting – to what extent is the practice of enterprise architecture based around simple, linear models? From experience I would say that early generations…

Information Obesity – keynote now on YouTube

I recently discovered a DVD with a 30-minute video of a keynote that I gave back in 2004 at the Online Information conference in Olympia, London – which is now added to my YouTube channel on Enterprise Architecture. I think the original argument still holds true: we are producing information faster than our capacity to use it:

3 myths about information and IT

In this post I’d like to debunking three popular myths about information and information technology. Myth 1: The best way to improve the use of information is to invest in information technology. This is an expensive and time-consuming way to make improvements, but it is the route favoured by the technology vendors, big consultancies, and…

Pioneers

A short while ago I wrote a post about the pioneers of enterprise architecture, and got some really lovely feedback. Thank you to everyone who responded. Taking this feedback on board, I am going to update my original post – which I will include as one of the permanent pages on my website. I’m also going to…

The Pioneers of Enterprise Architecture

I’ve been involved with enterprise architecture since the early 1980s, so I think of myself as a second-generation architect. I learnt about enterprise architecture through a mixture of meeting other architects, reading widely around the subject and related disciplines, and, of course, through hard graft and experience. Nowadays there are many enterprise architects practising their art and science…

Spotify users – can I ask a favour?

When I’m not an Enterprise Architect my 2nd career is as a musician – but I’ve got a problem – to control my artist profile on Spotify I need more than 250 followers on Spotify, and I’ve currently only got 93! So if you are using Spotify… would you “follow” me, so that I can claim my…

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…