Business Software Platforms are not Strategic

I want to share an idea that occurred to me and some of my colleagues, Dave Langer in particular, that was triggered during the work in building our business system architecture to enable our S+S corporate strategy, which is that reusable Business Software Platforms are not Strategic. In fact, if anything they are the opposite…

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Inappropriately comparing Building Architecture and Software Architecture

Mike Walker wrote a great little article describing that it is largely inappropriate to compare Software Architecture and Building Architecture professions – see here. I think Mike has a great point that the two types of architecture disciplines are so different that it’s hard to rationally compare the two. Mike’s blog reminded me my wife’s…

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Enterprise Solution Architects and Leadership

I strongly believe that Leadership is a critical competency for successful Enterprise Solution Architects. To some, that statement may seem bold. To others, its obvious. for those that this seems bold, I hope this blog post helps explain why Enterprise Solution Architects have strong Leadership competencies. For those that this statement seems obvious, I’m simply…

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