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
I thought I'd share this post with Iasa members.
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?
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
by Gene Hughson Is your OS the latest version? How about your web server? Database server? If not now, when? A "no" answer to the first three questions is likely not that big a deal. There can be advantages to staying off the bleeding edge. That being said, the last question is the key one. If
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
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
Digital transformation is more than just words in a strategy or the current buzzword. The visions we cast and execute upon today will likely dictate our organizations’ successes and survival in the future, and collectively shape the world in which we live. Many organizations are now in the midst of digital transformation, reimagining the products