Gartner EA Summit – Day 2

As for the second day of coverage of the EA summit I attended less sessions and did more talking with other architects at the conference so I will not have a whole lot to say about most of the sessions. I did observe that there was quite the drop-off between day 1 and day 2…

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ArchiMate – The Emerging Architecture Modeling Standard?

At the Gartner EA Summit in London it seemed like there was quite a bit of talk on the solution showcase floor regarding an architecture modeling standard called Archimate. I’m not sure if this was due to the fact that this was a European event (ArchiMate derived from the Netherlands) or if there is truly…

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Gartner EA Summit – Day 1

So I figured since I already started a thread on the Gartner keynote (Gartner EA Summit – Emergence Enterprise Architecture Keynote) I should finish what I started, huh? Just so everyone knows, this is Gartner’s London EA Summit event and not the North American event. It does seem a lot smaller than the other EA…

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Gartner EA Summit – Emergence Enterprise Architecture Keynote

I wanted to give some feedback on some new thoughts from Gartner in their keynote on Emergence Architecture. Overall I thought it was a great keynote presented by Brian Burke and Nick Gall.  It was somewhat of a different theme then in previous years. The keynote centered around "Emergence Enterprise Architecture". So we see a…

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Using the EATK to Capture Architecture Descriptions

The EATK makes Microsoft Word 2007 a first class citizen in the architecture description area. As I described in  my recent post called "Do Office Tools Still Play a Role in Architecture Design?" I talked in length how at least for the time being we are still using productivity tools for describing our architectures. Since…

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The Lost Art of Informal Communication

James McGovern made some great points about informal communication in his post The Lost Art of Informal Communication. I think he makes some really good points about how pushing more structure on activities or a team can sometimes be bad. When managing projects to programs we need to be mindful not to let the process…

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Microsoft Patterns and Practices Application Architecture Guide

I ran across an interesting post on J.D. Meier’s Blog that describes the Patterns & Practices project called the Application Architecture Guide Project 2.0. Hosted on CodePlex.com this project aims to take guidance from Microsoft and marry it with the CodePlex community. In the projects own words: The App Arch guide provides design-level guidance for…

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What is an Architecture Style?

Recently, I have had discussions with folks at Microsoft about Architecture Styles. This term has been used in the IT industry for a very long time. I think the earliest reference was in the early 80’s. But that is neither here, nor there in my opinion. We have been using this concept for a long…

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Hug a Developer or Architect Today, They need it….

   It’s time to show a little love to our fellow Architects / Developers / Project Managers as they do have a difficult job. Show your appreciation today! And I do not mean the Ari Gold (Jeremy Piven from Entourage) way of "Hugging it Out…" If you need a little clarification on what I am…

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US Law Makers to Regulate the Cloud?

Infoworld just published a great piece called Cloud computing may draw government action. The article goes into data privacy concerns with the cloud. They state that Cloud computing will soon become an area of hot debate in Washington, D.C., with policy makers debating issues such as the privacy and security of data in the cloud,…

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