Take Iterative Steps: Start Small, Empower Team Via Vision, Value

Posted April 28, 2009 in Business & Enterprise Architecture

The iterative and incremental approach to software development has become a well-established best practice, as evidenced by its centrality to any number of software development methodologies, including agile and variations on the Unified Process.

On a broader scale, this approach provides a valuable strategy for developing an effective enterprise architecture program. We won't bother to argue that a "big bang" approach to EA doesn't work: many able experts have overwhelmingly made that case.

About The Author
Dan Berglove
Dan Berglove is a Senior Consultant with Cutter Consortium’s Business & Enterprise Architecture practice. He has more than 20 years’ IT leadership and consulting experience, including 15 years’ experience with implementing strategic technology architecture in the insurance, banking, database marketing, mortgage, and medical industries. Mr. Berglove began his career in application development and has managed and directed development… Read More
Jeroen van Tyn
Jeroen van Tyn has served as enterprise IT architect, business architect, business analyst, project manager, team lead, developer, consultant and mentor on a wide variety of enterprise architecture, software development and business analysis projects for global corporations. He has led and mentored teams in industries ranging from finance, insurance and health care to manufacturing and telecommunications. Mr. van Tyn has delivered formal… Read More
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