Guidance in DELIVERing VALUE through architecture
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The key point is that pace is relative — it is likely to be comparatively fast or comparatively slow, but there will always be some EA environments with a mixture of both fast and slow, and some that fluctuate between the two extremes.
Being true to architecture’s roots in business does a couple of things: it ensures that we stay grounded in things that matter, and it provides a framework of values that guides and validates everything that we do in the name of architecture.
To be resilient and sustainable, enterprise architectures must be able to respond and adapt positively to unpredictable and unanticipated situations. So what can EA do to anticipate, prepare for, respond to, and possibly prevent a terrorist attack?
I’ve been an enterprise architect since 1984, and the main thrust for EA over all those years has been about giving direction to architectural evolution.
Our friend and colleague Ed Yourdon passed away unexpectedly on January 20. Ed was a guru’s guru. As you’ll discover in these tributes by several members of the Cutter family, Ed had a profound impact on many, many lives. We welcome you to add your stories and memories to this collection in the comments section below.
Rest in peace, Ed.