EA THOUGHTS

Posts about Enterprise Architecture in general.

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…

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…

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…

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…