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January 2017 eSummit – Technical Disaster Response

Technical Disaster Response presented by Lewis Curtis While not well known, during times of man-made and natural disasters Microsoft provides a reactive technical response capabilities to communities during their time of need. In the last 5 years,  MSDR has completed over 154 missions in over 30 countries with over 400 employees to help agencies reduce

January 2017 eSummit: Guiding Your Digital Transformation

Guiding Your Digital Transformation by Jim Wilt Digital Transformation is real.  Transformations are when bleeding edge technologies and practices transform into mainstream.  This discussion is coming from a base of experience in transformations and their uniquenesses.  It will be pragmatic and tied to a true north in strategic change management. Watch the Presentation Download

Becoming Digital Transformers

There is a lot of fear and uncertainty in our profession right now, and rightly so. The architecture practice, especially the enterprise architecture, of the past 10-15 years is dead. I am reasonably certain that architecture never actually lived, just wandered around companies like zombies looking for brains. "Architecting the enterprise" and governance thinking from EA

Business and IT Architecture Leaders Deliver Service Excellence

by Brice Ominski Overview To achieve true digital transformation for any organization, the IT architecture team works proactively alongside the executive leadership and business stakeholders. This approach leverages both business and technical leadership, to allow the organization’s understanding of business and information technology to evolve. We’ve seen numerous articles pointing out how IT architecture frameworks

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

How can I be successful implementing Microservices?

This blog post is one in a series that will give you some insight into the full day training class (Microservices Solution Architectures) I will be teaching at the ITARC Austin on October 6th, 2016. A better question may be "If I can't/don't change , am I going to create business value?" In my opinion,