Socially Developed Architecture

One of the most challenging aspects in our role as architects is that we often have to influence without direct authority.   We often wrestle with this fact as we may not have the managerial clout and there may be lack of clarity on what precisely we are accountable for.    Perhaps simply stated, we have to be THE accountable party for…

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Enterprise Architecture's Transition to Consumer Oriented Services

Unless you have been living in cave for the past five or so years, you may have noticed that technology is being democratized within your business.  Perhaps right under your feet!  The confluence of consumerization, cloud computing, ubiquitous connectivity, and the needs of a modern dynamic business will (if not already) fundamentally change information technology’s role in…

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The Systems Thinking Architect

I was recently visiting a client and presenting a case study on the value of architecture.   As I glanced across the room, I had noticed the “business guy” look at me inquisitively and said something similar to the following: “We do not need architects, they spend too much time pontificating and telling us that we are…

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The Passionate Architect

“There is nothing more horrible than to walk to fault line between new and old, seeing what the future holds, screaming about it in your art and writing, and finding only mute incomprehension or dismissal in your audience.” – Joshua Cooper Ramos, The Age of the Unthinkable When I had read this quote over a…

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