I recently presented at an AOGEA chapter meeting in Michigan. The topic they asked me to present involved my view points on the profession of Enterprise Architect. I will also be presenting on this topic at the CEAF Meeting in Calgary on October 20, 2009.
Title: “EA Profession: What’s Changing and What’s Not?”
Enterprise Architecture (EA) is an immature discipline and possibly getting even more immature. As the scope of EA extends beyond the areas that IT-centric efforts are prepared for (data, app, infrastructure), the competency, credibility and effectiveness of an EA team may decrease. However, there are a variety of ways to increase these characteristics for EA teams, regardless of the stage of maturity in which you may find yourself. Join Tim Westbrock for a lively discussion about his assessment on the state of the EA profession, what he sees going on in the industry that helps and hinders the evolution of the EA profession, and what else to expect in the future.