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Enterprise Architecture Trap #16 Just the Architecture Diagram

5 February 2017

Trap #16 Just the Diagram Enterprise architects at the top of their game develop architecture. An enterprise architecture is useful while it is being developed, and after the stakeholder approves it. We use diagrams. They are only part of the delivery of useful architecture. Often a small part. Crash and burn stories Low-functioning EA Teams. One anti-pattern after another. If you see these practices, stop! Stop now! Eject while you still can. Enterprise Architecture Graveyard Enteprise Architect’s Guide Download the Enterprise Architect’s Guide. TOGAF series guide on delivering useful enterprise architecture Be a better architect Join our free 90-day personal enterprise architect kickstart. Learn the same techniques we use mentoring enterprise architects during a Predictable EA engagement. Conexiam’s EA Community provides regular professional development updates, tools, […]

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Enterprise Architecture Trap #2 Not Making Progress

2 February 2017

Trap #2 Not Making Progress There is a frankly alarming trend in the EA profession: short-lived EA Teams. High functioning EA teams align their deliverables to the business cycle and use a structured repository. Low-functioning EA teams stand-up, fail, reboot. Repeat. Crash and burn stories Low-functioning EA Teams. One anti-pattern after another. If you see these practices, stop! Stop now! Eject while you still can. Enterprise Architecture Graveyard Enteprise Architect’s Guide Download the Enterprise Architect’s Guide. TOGAF series guide on delivering useful enterprise architecture Be a better architect Join our free 90-day personal enterprise architect kickstart. Learn the same techniques we use mentoring enterprise architects during a Predictable EA engagement. Conexiam’s EA Community provides regular professional development updates, tools, and technique. Join our free EA […]

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Enterprise Architecture Trap #1 Trying to Own Decision Rights

29 January 2017

Trap #1 Trying to Own Decision Rights Stakeholders own the enterprise architecture and all decision rights. They approve the target architecture. They decide how to address compliance failures. Crash and burn stories Low-functioning EA Teams. One anti-pattern after another. If you see these practices, stop! Stop now! Eject while you still can. Enterprise Architecture Graveyard Enteprise Architect’s Guide Download the Enterprise Architect’s Guide. TOGAF series guide on delivering useful enterprise architecture Be a better architect Join our free 90-day personal enterprise architect kickstart. Learn the same techniques we use mentoring enterprise architects during a Predictable EA engagement. Conexiam’s EA Community provides regular professional development updates, tools, and technique. Join our free EA Community. Start today You have heard the phrases: ‘if we only had a […]

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