16 June 2013
A friend of mine Ian Glossop, is doing a survey of views on Enterprise Architecture, and as many of you are Enterprise Architects he would appreciate your views on the subject.
I know your time is precious, and the survey is a little long, but nevertheless may I urge you to take a little time to complete it.
The survey is implemented as a PDF form, with the ability to save the data you enter and so may be completed and emailed back to:
The form may be downloaded from here:
Ian is doing this as part of an MSc course in Technology Management with the Open University, so he would very much appreciate your help.
The thesis that Ian is testing is twofold really:
- That there is a common core to the diversity of EA methods/methodologies and
- That it is a new-ish (if you can call 25 years old ‘new’) integrative discipline.
If you would like a copy of the results, simply let Ian know and he’ll send you something in September or October.
Today I returned to the Sparx Systems web site to see what was new and was pleased to discover that the Enterprise Architect tool can now be extended with a new MDG technology add on for the TOGAF 8 Architecture Development Method, in addition to the previous add on that was available for the Zachman Framework.
The Enterprise Architect tool is already a great tool and this add on is sure to be popular. TOGAF is increasingly mentioned as a desirable skill in job specifications for Enterprise Architects.
Of course, now that the Open Group has adopted the Archimate Enterprise Architecture modelling language standard, the next add on I’d like to see is one for Archimate.