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When does EA start to care about sociocultural influences?
Organizations do not work, in real life, like they work on paper. On paper, there are departments (all shaped like a neat rectangle) and business processes with neat inflows and outflows of responsibility and information. On paper, you improve things by modeling things on paper, and then...
13 Aug 2014
Placing Architecture Properly into Scrum Processes
As I’m about to complete my share of a longer engagement on using Lean principles to improve the processes at an online services firm, it occurred to me that the efforts we undertook to properly embed Architecture practices into their Scrum process were novel. I haven’t seen much written about...
11 Jun 2013
Everything you’ve read about IT Project Failure is wrong
I did a scan around the web to figure out what many of the leading thinkers were saying about IT project failure and the root causes. Numbers varied between 20% and 80% of projects failing to deliver on their business case. The root cause analysis that follows from these failure numbers spends...
9 Dec 2012
Service Oriented Architecture Conceptual Model
Almost two years ago, I described some of the key concepts of service oriented architecture, including the distinction between a canonical model and a canonical message schema. Since that time, I worked on a wide array of models, including Microsoft IT’s Common Conceptual Model. That model...
16 Apr 2010
How the Program Management Office Views Enterprise Architecture…
There’s an interesting analysis available through the PMO Executive Board on “Project Interdependencies.” In the problem statement, the author correctly observes: As the volume and size of projects grow, the old problem of managing project and program interdependencies is becoming more acute: three...
10 Mar 2010
SOA Optimistic Data Synchronization considered harmful
Let’s say that you have two systems: Adipose and BellyFat. They both need the same information. Adipose handles customer transactions, so it needs information about customers. BellyFat handles the long-term management of customer information, like what products they have purchased and what rights they...
4 Sep 2009
Civil Engineering Analogy to Enterprise Architecture: Flawed
It is typical to see comparisons of Civil Engineering to Enterprise Architecture. A number of papers from Gartner have made the comparison, as have many articles and conference discussions. I have made the comparison myself. It is a somewhat apt analogy. After all, both EA and Civil...
13 Sep 2008
Put perspective on both short and long term problems
I'm always a bit worried when someone has "the answer." Lot's of red flags go up when someone tells me: this is the problem and this is how you solve it. Perhaps I'm just that kind of person. I had a recent exchange with Alex Maclinovsky over at Sun. Very practical guy. Love his stuff. We were discussing...
28 Mar 2008
Standardization works with a limited, and rational, scope
I've been on a roll lately, calling for the creating of a standardized approach to the partitioning of Line-of-Business apps . One reader commented that we are a long way from "plug and play" integration. The real answer is more subtle than that. Not all business are alike. Therefore, one standard...
5 Feb 2008
Standards and Innovation
When I opened my call for a Shared Global Integration Model , I expected some folks to say "we don't need that." What I didn't expect was the argument that standards are somehow a bad idea. It's hard to consider an argument against standards with a straight face. A basic tenet of the modern age has...
28 Jan 2008
The future can be seen, if we decide to look
Harry "Devhawk" Pierson, whom I'm glad to count among my friends, sent me an e-mail last week. He mentioned that he was going to post on his blog about why my call for a shared global integration model was a fantasy. "This will be fun," I thought. Well, Harry did...
23 Jan 2008
Towards a shared global integration model
I'm renewing my call, now over a year old , for creating a single model for integrating all open, shared services. I'll talk about what this is, and then what benefits we get. A Shared Global Integration Model The idea behind a shared model is that we can take an abstract view of the way systems "should"...
9 Jan 2008
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