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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: The Antifragile Enterprise: Complexity Exists, but Let's Not Overcomplicate it or IT.

    The Enterprise is a complex system. I have accepted that fact. I think many of us in the enterprise architecture profession have also accepted this fact as well, or at least I hope we have. But then again there is natural response to things in which we do in order to address "complexity." There is a...
  • Blog Post: Modernizing Enterprise Architecture: Address The Neurosis of IT

    “TCP/IP and Ethernet will not be accepted as a valid network implementation as SNA and Token Ring are our preferred standards.” - circa 1993 by nameless corporate Information Systems expert. I was shocked when I had heard this, and images of ostriches with their heads in the sand immediately...
  • 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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