The Times They Are a Changin’

changes in enterprise architecture

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.

Take the lead article written by Joe Roushar, which alludes to a time that has come “when more organizations are finding that individual workers need unique tools and access to specialized knowledge.” This is something, of course, that an enterprise architect can facilitate. Roushar goes on to paint an interesting picture about accomplishing this.

In “Breaking Down a Service to the Quantum Level,” Monte Rummer explores the delivery of services and how they “can support one or more business areas.”

Mohan Babu Krishnamoorthy writes about how EA professionals can better engage business stakeholders in “Enablers for Right-Sizing the Architecture Review Board.”

Finally, in a case study, author Tim Pietro talks about his company’s journey in “Leveraging Enterprise Architecture to Drive IT Service Cost Transparency.”

I would be remiss if I didn’t mention the good work that Gartner is doing with its Gartner Enterprise Architecture Summit. With summits held in London on May 20 and 21, and in the Dallas area June 3 and 4, our readers have a great opportunity to learn more and grow as practitioners.

George Paras
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George S. Paras is editor-in-chief of A&G and an EA mentor at EAdirections. Read his blog at eadirections.com.