Monthly Archives: June 2009

“Generative” EA Principles

By | June 27, 2009

In my previous post, I suggested that integrating Kevin Kelly’s 8 “generatives” will help EA adoption (please read Kevin’s excellent article Better than Free for the details on each): Immediacy Personalization Interpretation Authenticity Accessibility Embodiment Patronage Findability This really got me thinking about how we approach introducing and maturing enterprise architecture in our organizations. How many of you made attempts… Read More »

Will integrating “generative” attributes help EA adoption?

By | June 25, 2009

JP Rangaswami wrote an interesting post titled Mother of Invention. In it he discusses, Frank Zappa and piracy and as usual, he expands my understanding on this contentious topic. Thank you JP! What really caught my eye was JP’s reference to Kevin Kelly’s article Better than Free. Kevin talks about the Internet being a super-distribution system… Read More »

What are your EA Services?

By | June 22, 2009

Todd Biske asked this on Twitter “What are your EA services? In other words, what are the major functions your EA term performs and/or markets to the rest of the enterprise?”  He followed up with the following Ideas for EA Services: Architecture Review Service (could be on-demand, could be required) Project consulting (i.e. act as,… Read More »

Struggling for an ROI … follow-up

By | June 8, 2009

Mike Kavis posted another great piece on why we should use Enterprise Architecture. As always, Mike has some real gems in his post.  Here are a some: “It sounds to me like people have a technical solution and are now looking for a problem to solve with it.  It needs to work the other way… Read More »

Corporate Information … single source or single search?

By | June 3, 2009

Recently, we have been talking about creating a single repository for IT Services departmental information. The idea being that our team members need to go to one place to get the information they are looking for. Instead of wasting time looking at multiple repositories each with their own taxonomies, UX and search features, put it… Read More »