Pensive and Hopeful
Architecture Essays, Leadership Viewpoints

Why IBM’s Splitting Up Makes Me Forlorn and Hopeful

The existential threat to my sense of belonging to something grand and good. ‘My granddad worked for IBM’ is what I’ve imagined my grandkids telling their friends. It has the…

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Enterprise Architect
Architecture Essays

How to Become an Enterprise Architect in 4 Stages

An 8m podcast on the recommended route. Do you want to become an Enterprise Architect? This episode is about how you can, wherever you may be in your Information Technology…

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Agile Enterprise Architecture Strategising
The 3 Most Powerful Architecture Decisions
Architecture Essays

The 3 Most Powerful Architecture Decisions for Striking Results

A Podcast with transcript and slides. Today I am going to talk to you about the three most powerful architecture decisions.  The little backstory first: I transitioned into architecture in the…

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IT Architecture Diagram
Architecture Essays

How to Create Epic IT Architecture Diagrams

Practical and consistent conventions from my experience. Architecture is a discipline. It is also a device that assists in thinking and communication. As the latter, architecture deals with the static…

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Architecture Essays

Architecture Sells

Good architecture sells: things and services and experiences. If we think of an enterprise as a box then out of it flows the fount of valuables created by the business…

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Architecture Essays

The Clouds are becoming a Mist

The IT clouds of the world are proliferating, growing, fragmenting, combining, integrating and swirling together into a mist that envelopes the planet. These clouds are becoming a mist now. They…

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