Mapping Current State Architectures across the Enterprise

All the time I get the questions about how to do current state architecture or “as-is” architecture at executive briefings (EBC), at events or through our customers. Recently I was asked about this in regards to an effort a large enterprise that is undergoing an effort to map out what their current architecture. As with…

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Infosys’ Enterprise Architecture Survey 2008 – 2009

Last week Sohel Aziz’s Enterprise Architecture (EA) team at Infosys released there annual EA survey from their very large customer base. You can download the comprehensive report of the EA survey from their Enterprise Architecture Services portal. Also if you have a chance check out their EA Blog. There is some really good information there…

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Open Group merger with the Global Enterprise Architecture Organization (GEAO)

  There is more big news on the Open Group front these days with the just announced a merger with the Global Enterprise Architecture Organization (GEAO) that will affect the worldwide Enterprise Architecture (EA) professional community. The union between the Association of Open Group Enterprise Architects (AOGEA) and the GEAO forms the largest professional body…

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Pragmatic Approach to Describing Solution Architectures

I just published a new article on the Microsoft Enterprise Architecture Center entitled, A Pragmatic Approach to Describing Solution Architectures. In this article, we will explore how architectures traditionally have been designed and described. By understanding where we have come from, we then can understand how to improve and change fundamentally how the architectures are…

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TOGAF 9 Release and Impressions

Two weeks ago I had the pleasure of talking with Allen Brown, president of the Open Group regarding the latest TOGAF release. Thanks to Allen and his team for taking the time to chat about the new aspects of TOGAF 9. All the details of this release will be available today on the Open Group…

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Calgary Offering 1 Day EA Course

The Canadian IT Architecture Connection blog posted about a one day EA course that may be interesting to folks in that area. See below for details: Phil Unger, from the Calgary Enterprise Architecture Forum, is organizing a one-day course focused on developing the skills Architects require in their day to day work. The course will…

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The Enterprise Architecture Center of Excellence (EACOE)

There is a lot of EA events happening in the next few weeks. The Open Group is having an event that looks to be the most significant in years. They are launching two other practitioner conferences in conjunction with the architecture practitioner conference. The launch of the 1st security and enterprise cloud summit. They will…

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Presentations Uploaded

As followers of my blog know, I do many speaking engagements. Often times I get requests for those decks from the conference or event. Instead of sharing with a select few I thought I would share with everyone. You can find some of the major presentations under my Slideshare profile: http://www.slideshare.net/mikejwalker Here is a quick…

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Pragmatic Enterprise Architecture Framework (PeaF)

Another EA framework player emerges in 2009, the Pragmatic Enterprise Architecture Framework (PeaF). I did skim and let me stress that I didn’t do a detailed analysis of the framework. Below is the overview of the framework in their words: PeaF has been formulated over a large number of years by understanding what works and…

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The Numbers Behind Organizational Change

In a fairly recent whitepaper from IBM, global services did a worldwide survey across various roles to see how difficult it is to change an organizations behavior.  The article shows some solid numbers around the friction that exists when trying to change an organization. I talk about this quite a bit but usually don’t have…

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