The New World of Emergent Architecture and Complex Adaptive Systems

Over the years, we architects have been taught to design systems that maintain equilibrium.   We designed for service levels, deployed security countermeasures, and built complicated solutions to meet 100% of our requirements.   We strove for perfection.   This mindset comes from the established manufacturing era of the last century where systems must be managed and controlled.   This Newtonian machine metaphor was revaluated…

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Moments of Crystallization, an Enterprise Architect’s Journey

The Journey This initial posting is to set up the practice of Zen and the Art of Enterprise Architecture.   I am often asked the question: “How did you become an Architect?”   Although many in the IT industry have taken the George Costanza approach and just slapped the title “architect” on their business card, I did not. I could discuss…

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