Monday, July 03, 2006

Excellent Enterprise Architecture Books

For past few weeks I have had the pleasure of working with Adrian (he is a Principle in Architecture and Strategy Team), during this time we have had numerous discussions about what should make an Enterprise Architecture. Surprisingly we have been in violent agreement all the time. He shares the same view as me EA is more that IT it should encompass all aspects of an organisation including manual tasks. Often when we focus too much on IT aspect is when we miss the flow on effects manual tasks have on IT dependent processes.

Adrian being more experienced than I am (having been Chief Architect for 3G at Vodafone in UK), has written a simple book on the EA framework that he has developed during his career. I would recommend it to anyone considering some light reading on the topic.

Book Details:
"An Enterprise Architecture Development Framework: The Business Case, Framework and Best Practices for Building Your Enterprise Architecture" : by Adrian Grigoriu

Sunday, July 02, 2006

Some changes for good in my life

I have been silent for a long time on this blog and it has been due to some personal reasons. Most of you who knew me professionally were aware that I was working as National Lead Architect for Volante Software Solutions in Sydney. Volante became target of a hostile takeover by Commander Communications and they won after a protracted period. At this point I thought it may not be a bad idea to explore greener pastures.

Couple of months back I got a firm offer from Oakton to join their Enterprise Strategy and Architecture team as an Enterprise Architect. I did accept the offer and for past one month have been working with them. Having said that I am still passionate about technology and Microsoft .NET so will continue to blog about that including SOA, and some new areas around Business Architecture, Application Architecture, Information Architecture and what ever else that catches my fancy :-) .