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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

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

Responsibility of the Architect in Cloud DR Strategies

Any architect in the industry has seen their business – or one of their customers – sold on introducing a “cloud” service as the cure-call for what ails business IT.  It’s almost a magic hand-wave to watch with the sales and marketing teams: outage times?  Wave your hand and it’s no longer important.  Multi-data-center deployment? 

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