Collaboration without common values is fruitless

One thing that any new Enterprise Architect realizes, on or around their first day of work, is that there are not very many other Enterprise Architects in their organization.  It is easy to look around and discover that you are the one and only Enterprise Architect, or part of a very small team.  That doesn’t…

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The most difficult things

The single hardest thing to get a person to do, is think. If you can get a person to think, the next most difficult thing to get them to do is change. Therefore, if you want people to change, don’t ask them to think. My father used to tell me, “You have two choices: getting…

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The Value of Enterprise Architecture

“Waiter, Waiter!” The customer sat in the corner of the busy cafe, with a seaming bowl of soup, frantically waving to the retreating waiter who had just set the bowl down and hurried away.  Frustrated, he turned, but did not advance. “What is it, sir?” “Waiter, try this soup,” the customer replied. Curious, he walked…

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