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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

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

5 Reasons Organizing Architects Is So Important

Iasa gets to interact with architects from every type and size of organization. From universities to startups to global fortune 100s. We get visibility into every angle and aspect of the practice, programs, projects, roles, artifacts and tasks that architects employ. And I am here to tell you, organizing architects is hard and should be

Iasa IT Architecture Competition

I am headed off to Seattle this weekend to participate in the Iasa IT Architect Competition (http://www.iitarch.org/), the first IT Architect scholarship competition for undergraduate and graduate students. This exciting event was the brainchild of the Seattle Chapter, and I could not be more excited about what it entails. What makes me most excited about

Adventures of CITA-F architect: Can IT architecture be repeatedly successful?

The following blog post opens series of articles devoted to my personal experiences, reflections and conclusions gathered during introducing into practice the material covered in the IASA CITA-Foundations course. Recently I completed the CITA-F course (tutored by an outstanding instructor Brian Loomis). Furthermore, I have managed to pass the CITA-F exam (which was mentioned as

Connecting Business Architecture to Solution Architecture

Many organizations treat solution architecture as a application development or project delivery role. The reality however is much more complex. In business architecture and enterprise architecture circles we discuss the strategy to execution goals of the architecture team. In reality the strategy or transformation which make this such a hard process is delivered through annual

Phrases Architects HAVE To Stop Using

The enterprise and technology architect field is still growing and needs to grow further. We are involved in more projects and more levels of business than ever before. We have a seat at the table. Now we need to deliver on expectations. Unfortunately, we as a group are still debating with ourselves so much we