enterprise architect interview
From the Editor

Take the Initiative

August 15, 2016 George Paras 0

When I reflect on the title of this issue and the topics of our contributed articles, it reminds me of the motivations of many of the EA practitioners I have worked with over the years. […]

ea and the internet of things
From the Editor

EA and the Internet of Things

May 15, 2016 George Paras 0

I once thought consumer-oriented “Internet of Things” (IoT) devices were novelties. The early ones were single purpose, low frequency, not integrated, and had narrow uses. They were solutions to problems I didn’t have. Lately, I […]

enterprise architecture & marketing
From the Editor

Collaborating with the Marketing Side

February 15, 2016 George Paras 0

Enterprise architects (EAs) have a tremendous opportunity in the coming years to lead a complete digital transformation of their organization. Not only should they need to focus on their customers’ rapidly evolving needs and expectations […]

role of enterprise architecture
From the Editor

EA in the Middle

November 15, 2015 George Paras 0

Despite the efforts of many EA advocates, there is still a recurring debate and lack of consensus across the wider IT and business communities on the scope and role of EA. Even among those who […]

maturing an ea program
From the Editor

Timing is Everything

August 15, 2015 George Paras 0

“Timing is everything” is as true in EA as it is in life. While mentoring EA professionals, I have seen many failures and lost opportunities because teams were not sensitive to timing. It is particularly […]

effective ea models
From the Editor

Be a Storyteller

May 15, 2015 George Paras 0

While they say that “a picture is worth a thousand words,” too often the viewer just doesn’t seem to “get it.” The picture doesn’t yield the clarity the author had hoped for. In EA, that’s […]

changes in enterprise architecture
From the Editor

The Times They Are a Changin’

February 15, 2015 George Paras 0

Being an enterprise architect isn’t what it used to be, and that’s a good thing. Our articles in this issue reinforce the above headline, a phrase that was immortalized by a guy named Bob Dylan. […]

creativity in enterprise architecture
From the Editor

Embracing the Creative Side of EA

November 15, 2014 George Paras 0

Upon reading our lead article this month, Ron Ross’s article on “What’s Wrong with the Term Knowledge Worker,” it occurred to me that there are many parallels between his characterization of different types of workers […]

guiding the enterprise
From the Editor

Guiding the Enterprise

August 15, 2014 George Paras 0

Sometimes I wonder if EA practitioners have swung the pendulum too far away from the strategic aspects of EA in the interest of driving business outcomes. I often see EA teams fully allocated to supporting […]

intersection of business and it
From the Editor

At the Intersection of Business and IT

May 15, 2014 George Paras 0

Strategy, architecture, projects, business, IT. Think about these words and how they are related. Just taking any two at a time yields dozens of abstractions, relationships, scenarios, metaphors, deliverables, processes, perceptions, and misperceptions. Volumes have […]