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How Can Enterprise Architecture Easily Save The World?

Enterprise Architecture Conference Europe 2018 BPM Conference Europe 2018 22-25 October 2018, London I am looking forward to speaking at IRM’s co-located conferences on Enterprise Architecture and Business Process Management, 22-25 October 2018, London. This is one of my favourite EA conferences. It provides an excellent opportunity to mix with architects from a wide variety…

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…

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…

Case Study – Mentoring an EA Team at Vesta Corporation

Learn about this innovative approach to EA trainingFollowing my presentation at the recent IRM EA Conference in London I’ve had several requests for more information about mentoring an EA team. So I’ve added a new course on my online EA training website to provide more details of this approach. The course is free. I hope…

8 useful links for all Enterprise Architects

I’ve just been going back over some notes from the last six months. Here are some links that I have found particularly interesting or useful: 8 takeaways from IRM’s UK Enterprise Architecture Conference 2016 What makes an Enterprise Architect The End of EA and IT as we know it Ten practical ideas for organizing and managing your…

iCMG Architecture World Summit

It’s always interesting to look at the agenda for EA conferences – it’s a good indicator of what architects are actually doing, and the type of concerns they are actually addressing. Here are some of the things that struck me when looking at the agenda for the forthcoming iCMG Architecture World summit, being held in Bangalore on…

Instead of creating yet more architecture frameworks, EA practitioners need to collaborate more to describe the EA meta-framework – the underlying foundation that is common to every EA framework and approach.

Roger Evernden

Upgrading the EA Role

Why the EA role is changingLate last year I wrote a post on the Cutter Blog, entitled EA to Reflect On and Upgrade Its Role, as part of the Cutter predictions series. A recent comment asked said that “EA is mainly perceived as IT discipline and so far largely failed to establish Business Capability Evolution…

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…