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Business Capability Mapping: Staying Ahead of the Joneses

Posted on 8/12/2014
Business Capability Mapping is the process of modeling what a business does in order to reach its objectives (its capabilities), rather than how it does it (its Business Processes). The goal of this approach is to model the business on its most stabl


Are You an Accidental or Intentional Architect?

Posted on 8/26/2014
The first step in preparing for capability on demand is to set up for capacity on demand, but this can only occur after a CIO gets the IT house in order operationally.


Application Security Principles throughout the Software Development Lifecycles

Posted on 10/11/2010
The goal is a baked-in security process from beginning to end that becomes repeatable and measurable.


The Right Fit: The Enterprise Architect Selection Dilemma

Posted on 11/15/2014
In a way, job descriptions can be a leading indicator into the maturity of the organization’s EA practice and effectiveness of the EA role in delivering business value.


The Cloud & of Clouds

Posted on 1/27/2015
The concept of cloud brokerage is interesting. First if you ask any CSP (cloud service provider) they will tell you right away that the extra layer provided by a broker is simply applied cost.


Star Schemas for Integration

Posted on 6/23/2015
The star schema consists of one or more fact tables which reference any number of dimension tables.


The Architectural System

Posted on 9/30/2014
The Architecture System brings together the people, process and tools that define the architecture discipline and enable you to fill architecture positions to ensure enterprise coverage.


Title of the Profession

Posted on 9/1/2015
It's fairly obvious that there are holes in the understanding of what an architect is (or the overarching concept of technology architecture is altogether) among clients of architects.


Design? Security and Privacy? YAGNI

Posted on 1/27/2015
Avoiding unnecessary complexity and unneeded features are good ideas at first glance. The problem is determining what is unnecessary and unneeded.


Don’t Back Into Architecture

Posted on 8/26/2014
One can enter by virtue of lots of IT experience, but sooner or later that person will hit the wall as the challenges and expectations of the position set in.


Enterprise Architects and Digital Investment Management

Posted on 2/20/2015
Today’s Enterprise Architects (EAs) must do more than simply define and enforce technology standards


Four Steps to Creating an Effective Open Source Policy

Posted on 8/26/2014
A policy is a set of rules and guidelines for using and managing OSS in your organization.


Domain-Driven Design

Posted on 10/7/2014
Architecting and designing Mission-Critical and Core-Domain enterprise applications.


Ethical Dilemma’s for Software Architects

Posted on 10/7/2014
The ethics of software architecture are comprised of a series of responses to regulatory and other formal requirements.


CITA-P Proficiency and Knowledge Assessment Manual

Posted on 1/29/2011
Provides detailed coverage and preparatory material for the Certified IT Architect Professional program.


Architecturally Significant Requirements

Posted on 10/23/2014
So what exactly are 'relevant' requirements? There are three primary types of requirements which will be important to your architecture design decisions.


Align Business and IT using a Business Model Canvas

Posted on 9/4/2014
This session will be of benefit to people who are involved with Architecture, IT delivery and Business Analysis.


A Tale of Two Clouds

Posted on 1/27/2015
An Architectural feature comparison of the two most prevalent public clouds, Amazon Web Services and Windows Azure.


Why I will wait to buy the Apple Watch

Posted on 1/27/2015
I sat back and asked myself, “How will this enable the industry, workforce and us as individuals?”


Why Frameworks Aren’t a Body of Knowledge

Posted on 5/31/2015
If treated as a framework, the ITABoK should be considered a people framework and not a process or artifact framework.


Web application performance analysis

Posted on 10/11/2010
Identifying and addressing potential performance bottlenecks early in a project development life cycle will help save time, money and reduce stress and fatigue of software developers.


Transforming a Legacy Application Into a Hybrid Cloud App: An Innovative Look

Posted on 10/11/2010
How an Enterprise can reshape their existing investment in their Infrastructure and take advantage of the cloud and SOA concept to build a world class Enterprise Solution


Software Architect Career and Role

Posted on 1/27/2015
Understanding a software and solution architecture design process is critical to the role.


Not all technical debt should be treated equally

Posted on 1/27/2015
The problem is how to measure technical debt and focusing on the right kind of technical debt


Interview with Jason Bloomberg

Posted on 11/21/2014
Our very own Paul Preiss sits down for an in-depth interview with Jason Bloomberg, CEO of Intellyx.