January 4, 2009

Down under

I recently started a discussion on one of the linkedin groups, regarding the sometimes troublesome relation between architects and strategists in organizations. The tension between these groups seems to be similar to the 'classic' tension between business and IT. One of the people participating in the discussion was Tom Graves from Australia (personal weblog can be found here).

He wrote several books on enterprise architecture (EA) which I have briefly explored. They provide an interesting perspective on true enterprise-wide architecture and are definately different from most books that I've read on the topic so far. I can highly recommend them, particularly since they provide practical hands-on advice on how to get started with EA in practice.

(P.S. Hopefully Tom will write a short post for this weblog on his thoughts on EA / strategy soon)
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