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A Day in Life of a Digital Leader

Paul Preiss is the CEO and Founder of Iasa Global, one of the largest Enterprise and IT architect associations in the world. Through his time at Iasa, Paul has taken the association from a single user group in Austin Tx to an international organization with chapters in over 25 countries. Paul’s vision is a unified architecture

Change and Digital Leadership

The world is at a cross-roads when it comes to technology leadership. And it is time for architects to fill out there place in the new digital age. For most of our history technology has settled into two primary groups; a) fun 'consumer' technology like phones and music players and TVs and Netflix and online

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What Makes A Great Architecture Team

As a prelude to setting up our award and rating system for Architecture Teams, I've been thinking a lot about what makes for a great architect organization. The question seems simple at first then blossoms into some complexity. This topic has been haunting me ever since one of our chapter leaders was complaining about his

5 Reasons Organizing Architects Is So Important

Iasa gets to interact with architects from every type and size of organization. From universities to startups to global fortune 100s. We get visibility into every angle and aspect of the practice, programs, projects, roles, artifacts and tasks that architects employ. And I am here to tell you, organizing architects is hard and should be

Architecture The Practice vs. The Noun

I had the pleasure today of working today with Novak Ratkovic on a project related to architect education. Novak is a brilliant guy who asks tough questions. Exactly the type that I like the most. His question today was based on the 1 day Enterprise Architect Mindset class we will be launching shortly. His question revolved

Ethical Dilemma’s for Software Architects…

  The ethics of software architecture are comprised of a series of responses to regulatory and other formal requirements. Building a system that violates the law isn’t ethical and its pretty much wrong to boot. But there are a number of other ways you can get into ethical dilemma’s as a software architect (working with

When does the software architect stop being responsible for a solution? At the end of design? The end of deployment? 20 years after?

by Scott Andersen I love email comments! Got a great comment on Tuesday of this week that posed an interesting question. It traverse the line between responsibility and ethics. I have to say I got it early Tuesday and thought about it from then until this morning without a resolution. I have a thought and a

Ethical question–who owns my blog?

by Scott Andersen So last week I posted another blog on the concept of Ethics and Architects. It was a dilemma from a reader. Monday as I checked my email I had gotten another suggestion for a topic/dilemma for architects in the field of ethics. The ethics of architects blogging… Blogs are interesting. Over time