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A Tribute to Len Fehskens, Editor of the Journal of Enterprise Architecture
Please share your anecdotes and other memories of Len. Login to add a new post or comment on someone else's post. Recalling these stories of Len doing what he loved all over the world will help everyone during this difficult time...
1 9/14/2017
By Terry Blevins, Fellow of The Open Group, Enterprise Architect at Enterprise Wise LLC || Even though I have great belief in Enterprise Architecture, it should not be thought of as a Silver Bullet. Enterprise Architecture isn’t the answer to life, the universe, and everything (we all know that answer is 42). Yet, applied correctly, Enterprise Architecture can be an essential part of an answer.
1 9/13/2017
By Cheng Yan, Chief Architect, AVIC Digital Center In April 2018, I had the privilege of attending The Open Group conference in London with the theme: The TOGAF® Standard in 2018. After seven years, we see the release of the latest version TOGAF Standard 9.2. As a member of the English translation team for the TOGAF Standard Version 9.1, I have learned the difference in the new version and had a lot of thoughts. On the one hand, many improvements in the new version are highly consistent with the knowledge and practical experience of the Aviation Industry Group in the field of architecture method. On the other hand, the active development and continuous improvement of the knowledge system reflect that the architecture method has huge demands and driving force at the practice level. There is still a big gap between Chinese and international applications in this respect. This article attempts to understand and share this updated version from the perspective of application. In addition,
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20 12/20/2018
Why More Industries are Turning to Open Standards
Many enterprises and their industries are aggressively addressing the need to implement digital and global business models.
1 5/26/2017
The Open Group TOGAF® User Group Meeting Summary
The Open Group TOGAF® User Group meeting, held in San Francisco on January 30, 2017, focused on “Create vs. Reuse Architectures.” It addressed the question of whether Enterprise Architects need to be more involved in reusing existing architecture models than in creating new ones to meet their needs.
1 3/2/2017
How Architects Can Survive and Thrive in the Digital Era: A Conversation with Peter Beijer
Peter Beijer believes your job as an Enterprise Architect may be in jeopardy. According to Beijer, Chief Technologist for the Office of the CTO for HP Enterprise and leader of the company’s architecture capabilities in EMEA, architects are being forced to change and evolve their role due to the digital revolution that all industries are currently facing.
1 12/16/2016
EA as a Profession -real possibility or an unfettered ambition
This bring me to the current topic in hand – if we want to be recognized as professionals like engineers, doctors, accountants, even lawyers, electrician and plumbers, we need to define what is that we do and how does it serve the public. Only then we can have our effort recognized as a profession and find a way to get ourselves entrenched in legislation.
1 9/30/2016
Enterprise Architects and Politics in the Organization
Politics, with a small “p” exist in every organization. There are good politics and times to use them and there are bad politics and ways to deal with them. Enterprise Architects will inevitably run into bad politics and must first know how to recognize them and then be armed with tactics for addressing them.
1 4/13/2016
What EAs need to know about Risk Management and Open FAIR – A Conversation with Jim Hietala
How would you define Risk Management in terms of how it affects Enterprise Architecture? There are two notions of risk that play in when you’re talking about Enterprise Architecture. One is—and the way that it’s described currently in TOGAF® 9.1—is that there are sections on risk that are really related to project risk—projects that start and don’t finish, things like that. That’s a pretty narrow subset of Risk Management. The larger context has to do with things like security risk and other risks that broadly fall into Enterprise Risk as a discipline.
1 1/18/2016
What EA's Need to Know About-The Internet of Things
An Interview with Kary Främling By Association of Enterprise Architects We recently introduced a new series on the Association of Enterprise Architects’ blog called “What EAs Need to Know About…” that looks at industry trends and issues that Enterprise Architects need to consider as they put together architectures and do their day-to-day work. In the second installment of this series, we talk to Kary Främling—Chairman of The Open Group’s Internet of Things Work Group, CEO of ControlThings and Professor of Practice in Building Information Modeling at Aalto University in Finland—about the things Enterprise Architects need to consider as the Internet of Things begins to become a more prominent part of enterprise technology strategies.
1 12/17/2017
Why We Like ArchiMate®
What Are Your Thoughts? By Allen Brown, President & CEO of The Open Group This year marks the 30th anniversary of my class graduation from the London Business School MBA program. It was 3 years of working full-time for Unilever and studying every minute possible, and tackling what seemed to be impossible case studies on every subject that you would have to deal with when managing a business.
1 5/14/2015
What You Need to Know About….Big Data
What You Need to Know About…Big Data with Eric Stephens and Michael Cavaretta By the AEA In the third installment of the “What EAs Need to Know About…” blog series we talk with Eric Stephens, Enterprise Architect at Oracle, and Michael Cavaretta, Technical Leader in Predictive Analytics / Data Science at Ford Motor Company, about one of the most hyped trends of the past few years, Big Data
1 2/27/2015
What Enterprise Architects Need to Know About…Security
What Enterprise Architects Need to Know About…Security An Interview with Pascal de Koning By The Association of Enterprise Architects With the increasing speed at which new technologies are being introduced and the convergence of trends such as Big Data, Mobile, the Internet of Things, etc. emerging to become what industry pundits have called a third platform, Enterprise Architects (EA) have more to consider when building and maintaining architectures than ever before. With this blog, we are introducing a new series called “What Enterprise Architects Need to Know About…” that will look at industry trends and issues that EAs need to consider as they put together architectures and do their day-to-day work.
1 12/19/2014
Future Shock: Why IT Needs to Embrace Agile Development or Be Left Behind
By Allen Brown, President and CEO, The Open Group In his 1970 bestseller, Future Shock, futurist Alvin Toffler predicted that the rate of technological change and progress was beginning to accelerate at a rate faster than what people are often ready for or can handle. Looking over the course of history—from agrarian societies through the industrial age to our current post-industrial age in which more people work in service-oriented fields than agricultural ones—Toffler noted that the rapid changes brought on by technology often leave people in a state of “future shock.”
1 12/11/2014
Considering a Code of Ethics for Enterprise Architects
Considering a Code of Ethics for Enterprise Architects By Steve Nunn, CEO, Association of Enterprise Architects As a professional association, the Association of Enterprise Architects (AEA) in part exists to provide guidance for Enterprise Architects with their careers and career paths. Although many people in the industry have been thinking about career paths for Enterprise Architects for quite some time, there has been no organization that has taken on the (perhaps daunting) task of pulling together requirements and qualifications for practicing Enterprise Architects.
1 6/9/2014
An Update on the AEA with Steve Nunn, CEO
At The Open Group’s recent San Francisco 2014 conference, we sat down with Steve Nunn, CEO, of the Association of Enterprise Architects (AEA) to catch up on what the association has planned for 2014, efforts toward making Enterprise Architecture an official profession and the global demand for skilled Enterprise Architects.
1 5/30/2014
EA in Practice
A Conversation with Jason Uppal About Enterprise Architecture in the Healthcare Industry We recently spoke to Uppal about the role of enterprise architecture in the health care industry, the problems that have surrounded the launch of the Obamacare website in the U.S. and how enterprise architecture can help with healthcare reform.
1 5/8/2014
Solutions vs. Enterprise Architects: The Great LinkedIn Debate
Solutions vs. Enterprise Architects: The Great LinkedIn Debate Over the past couple of months, the AEA discussion board on LinkedIn has been buzzing with an ongoing debate over the differences between Solutions vs. Enterprise Architects and the benefits of each. This debate—which has generated well over 100 comments on the forum—was prompted by a simple question: Why should we hire an Enterprise Architect when we have so many great Solutions Architects?
1 4/29/2014
AEA membership has its benefits
The AEA: Membership has its Privileges By Steve Nunn, CEO, Association of Enterprise Architects
1 4/21/2014

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