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  • An architecture that is merely a PDF with a couple of generic line-box-arrow diagrams coupled with a few colorful "pancake" pictures isn't really an architecture. It's a marketing glossy. A white paper is too generic to be passed off as a real solution to a real problem.

    Architecture is Not: A White Paper

    An architecture that is merely a PDF with a couple of generic line-box-arrow diagrams coupled with a few colorful "pancake" pictures isn't really an architecture. It's a marketing glossy. A white paper is too generic to be passed off as a real solution to a real problem.

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  • There is much to recommend about changing how we create, deploy and offer our services and products to customers. Yet there is an entire consulting industry built around avoiding the pitfalls of cloud.

    Cloud in a Box

    There is much to recommend about changing how we create, deploy and offer our services and products to customers. Yet there is an entire consulting industry built around avoiding the pitfalls of cloud.

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  • As technology architecture professionals, we can only be successful and valuable to those who pay us if we frame our work in terms of capabilities at the outset. If we start with details, we'll ultimately fail.

    A Capabilities-based Architecture

    As technology architecture professionals, we can only be successful and valuable to those who pay us if we frame our work in terms of capabilities at the outset. If we start with details, we'll ultimately fail.

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  • Large technology organizations don't simply become agile. They're either agile or not. If they're not, the path to being so is via change, often radical change at that.

    Nogility

    Large technology organizations don't simply become agile. They're either agile or not. If they're not, the path to being so is via change, often radical change at that.

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  • A comprehensive architecture that is made up of things like mission, vision, goals, objectives, requirements, roles, activities, capabilities, services, technical components and yes, physical components is a holistic thing. It is something we bake, not something served up in piecemeal ingredients. We don't eat flour and call it bread just because everyone around us happens to be an expert in flour.

    Architecture is Not: Infrastructure

    A comprehensive architecture that is made up of things like mission, vision, goals, objectives, requirements, roles, activities, capabilities, services, technical components and yes, physical components is a holistic thing. It is something we bake, not something served up in piecemeal ingredients. We don't eat flour and call it bread just because everyone around us happens to be an expert in flour.

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