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AEA Webinar with Len Fehskens | The Siren Song of Linear Thinking
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Join us for an AEA webinar on June 20th! Len Fehskens will present on The Siren Song of Linear Thinking.

6/20/2017
When: Tuesday, June 20, 2017
from 11:00am- 12:00pm EDT
Where: LIVE! AEA Webinar
Presenter: Len Fehskens - Chief Editor, Journal of Enterprise Architecture
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AEA Webinar with Len Fehskens
The Siren Song of Linear Thinking

 

Date:          Tuesday, June 20, 2017
Time:          16.00 BST/ 11:00am EDT/ 10:00am CDT/ 8:00am PDT

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Abstract:
Linear models appeal to us because they are the simplest possible models.  An argument can be made that many of our mental models of reality are linear and that as a consequence, instances of such simplification by linearization abound.
This talk explores the consequences of this predisposition for the practice of enterprise architecture, especially the ways we think about architectural methods.
 
It starts by looking at some examples of linear thinking, and contrasts them with systems and activities that are inherently nonlinear.  Of special interest is the activity of design, and the talk makes a case for “doing architecture” being a particular kind of design activity.  It concludes by looking at the implications of the nonlinear nature of design for the practice of enterprise architecture.

 

Len Fehskens Bio

Chief Editor, Journal of Enterprise Architecture

Len Fehskens is responsible for the Association of Enterprise Architects’ (AEA) activities relating to the professionalization of the discipline of enterprise architecture.  He is currently the Chief Editor of the AEA publication, the Journal of Enterprise Architecture (JEA).  He is also the VP of Skills and Capabilities for The Open Group.

Prior to joining The Open Group, Len led the Worldwide Architecture Profession Office for HP Services at Hewlett-Packard. He majored in Computer Science at MIT, and has almost 50 years of experience as both an individual contributor and a manager, within both product engineering and services business units.

Len has worked for Digital Equipment Corporation, Data General Corporation, Prime Computer, Compaq and Hewlett Packard. He is the lead inventor on six software patents on the object oriented management of distributed systems.


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