Yearly Archives: 2008

Managing Complexity with EA

By | May 16, 2008

Tweet Over time, technology provides more and more functions and hopefully value to your enterprise. The challenge is how to manage the complexity that comes with technology. I started my IT career as an IBM 360 mainframe computer operator managing VM/CMS and DOS/VSE CICS systems. IT architectures were relatively simple. One large computer, a few… Read More »

Discussing a Technology Lifecycle Taxonomy

By | April 30, 2008

Tweet Tomorrow, I will be asking my peers in the Internet2 ITANA – IT Architects in Academia to do a peer review of a Technology Lifecycle taxonomy that we use at BCIT. As we developed our Enterprise Architecture, we needed a way to communicate not only the lifecycle of initiatives and technology but also their… Read More »

Time flies when you are having fun …

By | April 12, 2008

Tweet On Friday, I hit an anniversary of sorts … it has been 3 years since my organization formally established the Enterprise Architect position, that I have been in.  In Sept 2007, I moved from a senior staff member to management and was able to elevate EA leadership to the management level. Even though I… Read More »

Being a Teacher works for me …

By | March 13, 2008

Tweet Mike Kavis published a great post “Do you have an Architect personality? In it Mike explains about Jung Typology tests to get Myers Briggs indicators. Based on responses to his blog post, most architects responding were Rationals with profiles ENTJ (Field Marshal), ENTP (Inventor), and INTP (Architect). After completing the test, I am an… Read More »

How I use a CMM to plan, mature and assess our EA practice

By | February 4, 2008

Tweet CMM or Capability Maturity Model is a tool I have used to develop our EA practice. We all know James McGovern has a strong dislike for things like CMMi and heavy weight processes but I wanted to share a light weight way to use a Capability Maturity Model to plan and build out your… Read More »

EA Environmental Scan (Top 5 Future EA Trends) … a very late summary

By | January 5, 2008

Tweet First, thanks to everyone who contributed via the Shared Insights EANetwork. I originally posted this on September 16, 2007. I got swamped and did not post my list so here it is: Trends and Impacts Trend – More stakeholders are connecting EA thinking (alignment of technology to support strategic goals) with business innovation and… Read More »

Happy New Year 2008!

By | January 2, 2008

Tweet Just wanted to wish everyone a very Happy New Year. Lots of new projects and initiatives planned for this year. I will continue to post topics and issues for you to review and discuss. All the best to you and your families in 2008!