Agility and Architectural Engineering – A New Knowledge Base Page

A few weeks ago I kicked off a new project aiming at closing the knowledge gap related to architectural concepts and methods, and how to integrate them with agile practices (see the blog post On Agility and Architectural Engineering). Today I released the first version of a dedicated knowledge base page consisting of selected resources … Continue reading Agility and Architectural Engineering – A New Knowledge Base Page

On Agility and Architectural Engineering

Agile Concepts and Methods are All the Rage Social media and various surveys indicate an increasing number of organizations reporting that they are applying agile practices (see e.g. [1]). Those practices are used by a wide range of organizations with different sizes, geographic locations, market roles and industries. At first, they were deployed on small- … Continue reading On Agility and Architectural Engineering

The Role of the Enterprise Architect as a Sherpa

When thinking of the role of an enterprise architect, I came up with the idea of comparing the enterprise architect with the role of a sherpa. In government, a sherpa is a person who represents a head of state or government and prepares international summits, especially the G8 summit. Sherpas meet before the official summits … Continue reading The Role of the Enterprise Architect as a Sherpa

No Politics, Just Great Architecture

A few days ago a friend of mine changed the short description of his business on his Linkedin page to the slogan: 'No politics, just delivery.'. What a brilliant slogan! He's working in the IT project business for many years and I assume that he's tired of all these projects that are heavily influenced by … Continue reading No Politics, Just Great Architecture