Breaking News: Enterprise Architecture is completely broken

Yupp, it is now. Because there's an article about that on Forbes. Ok, seriously, did anyone have any delusions about EA being alive recently? Let's face the reality - people...

4 years ago

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Yupp, it is now. Because there's an article about that on Forbes. Ok, seriously, did anyone have any delusions about EA being alive recently?

Let's face the reality - people are struggling to:

How in the hell could they design, document, maintain & evolve such a complex hell-of-a-thing like Enterprise Architecture?!

What usually happens is:

Honestly, I don't believe in designing the Enterprise Architecture. It's not possible, unless you start with a green field & a very simple organization in prospect. Enteprise Architecture ... happens.

In practice Enterprise Architecture is shaped by individual, non-coordinated efforts of service owners, business product owners, IT product owners, project managers, project sponsors - there's no individual / single EA team that could carry this burden alone.

And you? Have you met any EA who ...

P.S. I totally agree with all the statements (from the quoted article) about EA frameworks like TOGAF / Zachman. Especially with this (by Angelo Andreetto):

Frameworks are cocaine for executives – they give them a huge rush and then they move to the next framework.

Sebastian Gebski

Published 4 years ago

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