What It Takes to Be a Great Enterprise Architect

Cutter Consortium: “What It Takes to Be a Great Enterprise Architect”. To be a great architect, you need talent. But greatness is accorded to those responsible for great architectures, those that stand out from others in the value they afford. The great enterprise architect is one who is credited with contributing in a significant way…

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Architecture by public community discussions?

http://dev.twitter.com/2008/05/twittering-about-architecture.html Here at Twitter HQ, we’re not blind to the flurry of discussion over the past weeks about our architecture. For many of our technically-minded users, Twitter downtime is an opportunity to muse about what the source of our problems might be, and to propose creative solutions. I sympathize, as I clearly find our problems…

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Models for Evaluating and Improving Architecture Competence

Software architecture competence is the ability of an individual or organization to acquire, use, and sustain the skills and knowledge necessary to carry out software architecture-centric practices. Previous work in architecture has concentrated on its technical aspects: methods and tools for creating, analyzing, and using architecture. However, a different perspective recognizes that these activities are…

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Bredemeyer: The Visual Architecting Process

The Visual Architecting Process™ (VAP) covers the techniques, including architecture modeling and architecture trade-off analysis, used in creating a technically sound architecture. It covers architectural requirements and prioritization to create the right architecture, together with architecture validation to ensure that the architects and key stakeholders agree that it is indeed the right architecture. And it…

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.NET a first class participant on TIBCO backed infrastructures.

TIBCO Selects Silverlight for Rich Internet Application Development TUCON®, San Francisco, April 30, 2008 – TIBCO Software Inc. (NASDAQ: TIBX) today announced that the company is working closely with Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT) to make it easier for customers to use their respective technologies together – giving them more power and flexibility over their service-oriented architectures….

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Architecture needs to be "actionable"

Interesting  (and IMO very true, sadly enough ) quote from the full article (view from CBR): “Recent Computer Business Review stories about enterprise architecture vendors like Telelogic and Troux Technologies have seen how vendors are trying to emphasize the message that architecture needs to be “actionable”. They recognize that enterprise architects and the architecture models that they…

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ITIL moving towards Enterprise Architecture

As seen on Mike Walker’s (Enterprise Architect at MS Corp) blog. Yet another framework is moving to an Enterprise Architecture style. It is not (yet?) 100% complete (and in this it is no different then other EA framework) but as could be expected  it is pretty strong in describing the operational aspects and also continual service…

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MSDN Enterprise Architecture Site Launched

The MSDN Architecture site now has a new member in the family focusing entirely on Enterprise Architecture. Over the coming months you will start to see more articles, webcasts, blogs, and architecture guidance around this subject to help you with your EA efforts. Come and check it out at: Enterprise Architecture on MSDN Technorati Tags:…

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Enterprise Architecture: 20 year retrospective and links with SOA

IASA is the “International Association of Software Architects” and “Perpectives of the IASA” is their periodical newsletter. The April issue is entirely devoted to a retrospective on EA (20 years ago John Zachman published a first paper on EA) and also explains the links between EA and SOA. Defintively worth a read: http://www.iasahome.org/web/home/perspectives  

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