Creating a career in enterprise-architecture
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Creating a career in enterprise-architecture

Theory, roles and practice

About the Book

Creating a career in enterprise-architecture

This anthology from the Tetradian weblog provides overviews and commentary on how to develop a career in enterprise-architecture, business-architecture and related fields, and on the various roles that apply in those fields. It is intended to be a useful introduction for newcomers to enterprise-architecture.

This book includes about 30 posts and 30 images from the weblog. These posts are split into two main groups:

  • Architecture as Career - offers practical guidance for anyone interested in developing a career in enterprise-architecture or any of the related disciplines.
  • Architecture Roles - describes the different roles across the overall architecture domains, what they each do, and how they link together across the whole to support effective change.
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Tom Graves
Tom Graves

Tom Graves has been an independent consultant for more than four decades, in business transformation, enterprise architecture and knowledge management. His clients in Europe, Australasia and the Americas cover a broad range of industries including small-business, banking, utilities, manufacturing, logistics, engineering, media, telecoms, research, defence and government. He has a special interest in whole-enterprise architectures for non-profit, social, government and commercial enterprises.

Table of Contents

  • CAREERS: INTRODUCTION
  • ARCHITECTURE AS CAREER
  • Creating a career in enterprise-architecture
  • On learning enterprise-architecture
    • Enterprise-architect as specialist generalist
    • Mentoring in EA
    • Other possibly-useful posts
  • Where do we start with EA? – a practical question
  • More on starting EA from scratch
  • Why should anyone do enterprise-architecture?
  • The unique contribution of enterprise-architecture
  • How much should an enterprise-architect know and do?
  • The deliverables of enterprise architecture
  • What I do and how I do it
  • What I do, and why
  • Oliver Baier on architecture-practice
  • Guiding the dance of change
  • The ‘anti-want’ for enterprise-architecture
  • Architecture as boxes, lines and glue
  • On business-architecture and enterprise-architecture
  • How do we make EA make sense?
  • ARCHITECTURE ROLES
  • Making sense of architecture roles
  • Two roles for enterprise-architects
  • Architect of what?
  • Analyst, anarchist, architect
  • Enterprise-architect - applied-scientist, or alchemist?
  • Linking enterprise-architecture with solution-architecture
  • Enterprise-architect as generalist
  • Enterprise architect as business-anarchist
  • Business architect and enterprise architect
  • Pinball-wizard
  • What futurists do, and why

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