Tuesday, March 13, 2012

 

Bible-Oriented Enterprise Architecture: Part Five

In order to be a successful enterprise architect, one must first become credible...



We have the need to sell a value proposition of leveraging information technology within a business context. The success or failure in our approach almost usually never has to do with anything factual but is most certainly correlated with the individual's level of credibility.

How can you be effective if you aren't credible? Often, many people will test our credibility in ways we cannot imagine. This test comes to demonstrate both our ability to get the job done and our personal integrity. It reveals whether we are willing to compromise ethics under pressure.

Too many of our peers know that enterprise architecture requires a longer time horizon yet themselves make short-term tactical mistakes. Why do we allow something as mere as money get in the way of us being successful and remaining credible?

The bible provides guidance in this regard. May I suggest you read I Samuel 16:7 and Galatians 2:11-14...




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