Trends in Enterprise Architecture

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…

Capitalizing on Complexity and Uncertainty

Darren Dalcher, one of my colleagues at Cutter Consortium, has written an Advisor about “The Third Knowledge Revolution: Learning to Live with Uncertainty” (Cutter login required) that has a lot of relevance to enterprise architects. My experience, research and client work shows that knowledge is one of eight fundamental factors that we need to include in EA…

EA Voices

Get to know what’s going on in the EA community. It’s always useful to get a sense of what is going on in the EA community. One way to do this is to follow the leading EA practitioners via their blogs… but a better way is to look at this planet, EA Voices, which aggregates…

Enterprise Architecture Conference 2014 – IRM

What’s on the agenda for 2014?Details of this years IRM EA Conference are now available. As usual, there is an interesting mix of topics – ranging from the introductory to the more advanced. I always find it interesting to look at the topics covered as it gives an indication of what organizations are doing and…