Thursday, January 17, 2008
Enterprise Architecture: Why Do People Make So Many Mistakes?
Do you think us enterprise architect types always understand the whims and desires of IT executives? Please have sympathy on us as we are caught in the middle of two polar opposites. If you consider for a moment that phrases such as military intelligence is an oxymoron, then what would you also understand that at times, the phrase enterprise architecture also shares much of the same characteristics.
Consider that folks make horrific, CMMI certified repeatable mistakes for at least one of the following reasons:
Since the enterprise is filled with silly little creatures attempting to survive, maybe the most CMMI certified repeatable process is to not learn from the mistakes of others. After all, if we did, would we still be outsourcing to India only to have to bring work back in-house?
Imagine walking into a hospital to have heart surgery only to have self-taught surgeons operate on you? Should enterprises allow for self-thought methodologists to spread process throughout the enterprise?
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