- Agile (and nimble) approaches are becoming a must have for enterprise architecture.
- Documentation heavy approaches overly ritualize a process that can be duplicated and greatly improved by using wikis.
- The deep dive technical discussions that influence and describe architecture are better captured on video and with photos of the whiteboard.
- The best place for architecture should be embedded in the development culture. It cannot be mandated.
- Good enterprise architects are really hard to find. And most are attracted to emerging approaches and technologies. (there architects for god's sake)
- With all the belt tightening going on, architects need to be able to do more with less. [so get rid of the costly (and useless) rituals]
- a company, business, organization, or other purposeful endeavor; an undertaking or project, especially a daring and courageous one; a willingness to undertake new or risky projects; energy and initiative; an active participation in projects
- A system of business endeavor within a particular business environment. An enterprise architecture (EA) is a design for the arrangement and interoperation of business components (eg, policies, operations, infrastructure, information) that together make up the enterprise's means of operation. [ICH].