Tuesday, September 19, 2006


Enterprise Architecture and how IT Executives will fail...

Ever read CIO magazine? Ever notice how they talk about architecture organizations but not the discipline of enterprise architecture itself? I suspect that many IT executives that follow their sage wisdom will continue to mistake process for architecture...

Ceremonial practices oft-repeated become indoctrinated into the minds of executives. IT must align with the business which morphs into the need for enterprise architecture executives to embark on the journey of marketing. The delivery of value in this mindset becomes secondary unless you can convince yourself that marketing is delivery.

I wonder what it would take for industry analysts to ask some difficult questions of CIOs to tell whether they are mistaking process for architecture. I thought of some:

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