CEO'S MESSAGE
by Vish Viswanathan, CEO and Senior Architect
Welcome to EA Connect
This time, I would like to talk about the unique position that we as Enterprise Architects are in today and the opportunities and challenges that face us as a profession. "May you live in interesting times" – a western interpretation of a Chinese curse…
EA CORNER
by Sharad B Nalawade, Senior Architect
TOGAF Certified? Congrats! Now, what next?
Last November I was speaking to a team of TOGAF certified architects at my customer organization. Most of the questions were cantered around things like
  • how do I get started with my first ever EA project using TOGAF
  • how do I estimate EA projects
  • how do I create EA Repository
  • how essential are modelling skills
and so on. As the questions kept coming in, it was clear that we weren’t yet differentiating between...
IT4IT CORNER
by Dan Warfield, Senior Architect
Why the new IT4IT Reference Architecture is a game changer
The Open Group's IT4IT Reference Architecture, released last October, isn't well known yet, but it could be a game changer for the future of IT operations. Here's what you need to know, and why...
 
Do I need an Enterprise Architect? by Ben Gray
Of course, the answer is YES! But Ben does a nice job explaining why.
 
What does an Enterprise Architect do? by Neil Rerup
We found out we need EAs in the first article, in this article, Neil helps us understand what EAs do.
 
What it's Like to Work as an Enterprise Architect by Bill Sourour
What a great little story about what it is like to work as an EA.  I love the boat analogy used here.
 
What exactly is an Enterprise Architect versus a Solution Architect? by Johan Carstens
Johan answers the age old question very nicely and we finally get clarity on EA vs. SA
 
How to Become an Enterprise Architect by Matthew Kern
Matthew provides a wonderful outline on some things to consider if you want to become an EA.
 
10 Reasons NOT to be an Enterprise Architect by Neil Rerup
EAs can't take themselves too seriously.  Here, Neil pokes a little fun at our profession.
 
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Value of Enterprise Architecture to the Project Manager
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The Open Group, London, UK
April 25-28
Managing the Business of IT Panel
Date : April 25th
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Seven Reasons IT4IT Is Good News for Architects
Date : April 25th
Time : 2:45 PM - 3:30 PM BST
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How to Articulate the Value of Enterprise Architecture
Date : April 27th
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