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Why Frameworks Are Killing Architecture

Let me start by contradicting my headline. I love frameworks. DODAF, FEAF, MODAF, TOGAF, Zachman etc. are all excellent tools for architecture teams to use when they are ready and when the team members are skilled enough to use them. Each brings different strengths and weaknesses, and can help an experienced team do very interesting

10 Principles of Architect Team Success

Over the years I have continuously written and commented on the chasm that forms between architecture teams. After 15 years of learning from members and working with them on successes and failures we know there is a relatively simple set of mechanisms by which an architecture team can succeed almost every time. At Iasa we

JFDI: a change framework for Architects who just get things done

We now see that being a change agent is an important part of an Architects Mindset as we become more business aligned, value driven and outcome focused. Just like Iasa supports Architecture as a Profession, Change Management recently became a professional discipline as well. See more at ACMP. We know that Architects constantly need to demonstrate

Form, Structure and Function – Architecture is NOT Emergent

I have recently been studying the implications of Agile on enterprise and technology architecture. As a part of that I was looking through traditional architects relationship to other team members (structural engineers, construction, plumbers, electricians, etc). This has always been a passion of mine as a student of professions but this time I was looking

Architecting the ecosystem of Big Data to Actionable Insight

I have been asked to share my thoughts on Big Data and Information Architecture in an internal group of Chief Architects by Iasa Global.  As I gear up to deliver this session, I think about the critical need for an effective ecosystem where Big Data can enjoy a healthy existence - and the vital role

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

Business Architecture: Setting the Record Straight

William Ulrich, TSG, Inc., USA Whynde Kuehn, S2E Consulting Inc., USA An Introduction to Business Architecture Business architecture is drawing significant interest from a wide variety of organizations worldwide. Yet business architecture is often misperceived as to its uses, origins, and value proposition. These misperceptions are the biggest barrier to adoption, because it prevents businesses

White Paper on Business Architecture: Dispelling Ten Common Myths

By William Ulrich and Whynde Kuehn  Business architecture is a maturing discipline and drawing significant interest from a variety of organizations worldwide. It serves as a bridge between strategy and execution, making activities such as business transformation, enterprise planning, portfolio management, and mergers and acquisitions more strategic and effective. Yet business architecture is often misperceived