Thursday, July 15, 2010

Enterprise Architecture - What's in a name?

"What is the Key to Effective Enterprise Architecture?", asks Peter Schooff, an editor at ebizQ. His question comes in conjunction with an article on the CIO Dashboard titled "16 Enterprise Architecture Strategies Learned the Hard Way" as well as Adrian Grigoriu's entry in his blog "Enterprise Architecture Matters".

The question generated quite a bit of interest on the forum. Answers varied from the keys being executive sponsorship to defining what "enterprise" means to convincing the "non technical guys" the value of EA.

All valid points.

So, what's my take on this?

The key to success - Don't call it Enterprise Architecture!

Seriously, the term "Enterprise Architecture" has become so overloaded, over used, and convoluted that I have actually been in places where the term EA was banned from usage and using the term resulted in instant loss of credibility!

* Originally posted on the ebizQ SOA Forum on July 15, 2010

1 comment:

  1. "Don't call it Enterprise Architecture" spurred it's own debate on ebizQ. Some very interesting points were made on both sides. You can find the entire discussion here.