Gabriel Morgan

Sharing experience as I help manage Microsoft Corp as an Enterprise Architect, Business Strategist, Business Performance Manager, Business Architect and Solution Architect. Twitter:@Gabriel_Morgan

Browse by Tags

Tagged Content List
  • Blog Post: IT Organizations, like any Business Support Organization, Deliver Business Value

    As one traverses organizations in a company, the further you get from a business group responsible for producing products and services that generate revenue, the more difficult it is to describe the business value delivered. Among all the Business Support organizations in a company (eg Sales, Support...
  • Blog Post: Business Architecture is Business Performance Management with Engineering Rigor

    I’ve been performing a Business Architect role within the Enterprise Architecture function over the past few years and wanted to share some opinions I’ve formed to help jog, and possibly advance, the thinking in the space of Business Architecture by colliding Traditional Business Architecture...
  • Blog Post: Be GREAT !

    Do you ever find yourself in the situation where you can be of help in several very different efforts that, although seem valuable at the time, randomize your brand…not to mention stretch your time and affect your work/life balance? I certainly do. I think this happens as a result of having a broad set...
  • Blog Post: Inappropriately comparing Building Architecture and Software Architecture

    Mike Walker wrote a great little article describing that it is largely inappropriate to compare Software Architecture and Building Architecture professions - see here . I think Mike has a great point that the two types of architecture disciplines are so different that it's hard to rationally compare...
  • Blog Post: Enterprise Solution Architects and Leadership

    I strongly believe that Leadership is a critical competency for successful Enterprise Solution Architects . To some, that statement may seem bold. To others, its obvious. for those that this seems bold, I hope this blog post helps explain why Enterprise Solution Architects have strong Leadership competencies...
  • Blog Post: Tips for gaining adoption

    I began writing a quick response to Erik’s question in this blog about Architect’s high-order bit is Adoption . Erik asked the question how to get people to adopt ideas and before I knew it I was over a page in my response because it was a lot of fun to answer it so I decided to make the response an...
  • Blog Post: SWABOK, Archipedia, Uber Architecture Framework, xyz?

    Nick Malik wrote blog post " The culture of art vs. the culture of engineering " that described the problem of architects and developers being caught up in invention rather than reusing software system definitions and concepts. I wholeheartedly agree with Nick. We’ve all struggled with this problem...
  • Blog Post: Adoption, rather than Architecture, is the high order bit for Architects

    Over the years I've noticed a strange phenomenon, sometimes the most logical decision isn't the decision made. Have you ever witnessed an unbelievably strong argument to build system infrastructure with all the right scientifically backed architecture documentation, ROI analysis, market analysis and...
  • Blog Post: Enterprise Architect vs Solution Architect

    What exactly is an Enterprise Architect versus a Solution Architect? I'd like to chat about the difference because I'm not confident everyone understands this well. It's actually quite simple. I propose that a Solution Architect is a project team role that is responsible for the system quality of...
  • Blog Post: Skills from different experiences - Well rounded is King

    I currently sit in Microsoft IT and get to share experiences and learn with some of the most interesting folks in the world. My role encourages me to generate good ideas for the company and work with others through natural alignment to build great products for Microsoft. This is good fun. I'm recently...
  • Blog Post: Solution Architect Skills Assessment Idea

    I’d like to talk about another idea I have for improving system architecture which is growing Solution Architects . I believe that one of the primary value propositions of an architect is to mentor and transfer knowledge from their architecture experience to the less experienced. I’ve observed that self...
Page 1 of 1 (11 items)