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JFDI: a change framework for Architects who just get things done

We now see that being a change agent is an important part of an Architects Mindset as we become more business aligned, value driven and outcome focused. Just like Iasa supports Architecture as a Profession, Change Management recently became a professional discipline as well. See more at ACMP. We know that Architects constantly need to demonstrate

Form, Structure and Function – Architecture is NOT Emergent

I have recently been studying the implications of Agile on enterprise and technology architecture. As a part of that I was looking through traditional architects relationship to other team members (structural engineers, construction, plumbers, electricians, etc). This has always been a passion of mine as a student of professions but this time I was looking

The Failure of the Modern Project and How We Fix It

We know how to deliver technology and business projects. Success rates quoted in industry vary from 50 to 75% when measured by the 'big three'; time, cost and requirements. And while we bemoan those statistics regularly they are really quite high. Marketing campaigns, sales campaigns and other programs are much less sure bets. And yet, the

10 Ways to Support Your Business Strategy and Get Recognized

by Paul T Preiss The most common issue that enterprise and technology architects face is lack of value perception in business AND technology arenas. The team is often considered overhead by both groups. The business doesn't understand the value that architects add and the technologists resent the architect getting in the way and slowing down the

Creating a Balanced Solution Architecture

To build a successful solution architecture practice you must first understand the appropriate role and capabilities of a solution architect. We interview many organizations regularly about their current roles and the most common form of solution architecture is related to delivery of projects (of a certain size or higher). Although the vast majority of the