Zen and the Art of Enterprise Architecture

Architectural Zen: The Harmony of Business and Technology

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  • Blog Post: Socially Developed Architecture

    One of the most challenging aspects in our role as architects is that we often have to influence without direct authority. We often wrestle with this fact as we may not have the managerial clout and there may be lack of clarity on what precisely we are accountable for. Perhaps simply stated, we have...
  • Blog Post: Enterprise Architecture: Reflections on My Journey of Becoming A Systems Thinking Enterprise Architect

    Although I have been practicing enterprise architecture for more than 10 years, I still find it challenging for me to explain to others what exactly I do. I am a systems designer and engineer at heart, but not necessarily in the way in which a typical IT function defines “systems.” I feel...
  • Blog Post: Enterprise Architecture's Transition to Consumer Oriented Services

    Unless you have been living in cave for the past five or so years, you may have noticed that technology is being democratized within your business. Perhaps right under your feet! The confluence of consumerization, cloud computing, ubiquitous connectivity, and the needs of a modern dynamic business will...
  • Blog Post: The Systems Thinking Architect

    I was recently visiting a client and presenting a case study on the value of architecture. As I glanced across the room, I had noticed the “business guy” look at me inquisitively and said something similar to the following: “We do not need architects, they spend too much time pontificating...
  • Blog Post: The Passionate Architect

    " There is nothing more horrible than to walk to fault line between new and old, seeing what the future holds, screaming about it in your art and writing, and finding only mute incomprehension or dismissal in your audience ." - Joshua Cooper Ramos, The Age of the Unthinkable When I had read this quote...
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