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Enterprise Patterns – Free Template

Enterprise Patterns are one of the most useful tools for the EA team to have emerged in recent years. They are a great way to document an aggregate view of the constraints of a current architecture, or the capabilities that are enabled by a target architecture. TOGAF provides a brief outline of the content of…

Thinking Like An Architect

I frequently remind clients and EA practitioners that they need to think as enterprise architects. Which is a shorthand way to say that you link analysis, recommendations, proposals, and visions to the relevant components in the architecture – highlighting the constraints and opportunities that they offer, and explaining how the architecture needs to change. This…

Third-Generation Information Architecture

Originally published in Communications of the ACM, this article, written by Roger and Elaine Evernden, describes the three generations of architecture, explains why we need to be aware of the 3 generations, and argues that we need to adequately understand information needs before we rush into technology solutions.   “Information architecture has changed dramatically over…

TOGAF and SOA

Another free TOGAF poster from Good e-LearningPart III of TOGAF includes guidelines for applying a Service-Oriented Architecture. This free poster from Good e-Learning summarizes how TOGAF sees SOA, and how the ADM can be supplemented with additional resources to support SOA.