Welcome to the Zoom Factor Book Blog! Here you will find various articles and blog posts, I’ve written on the topic of the book or topics related to Enterprise Architecture, coaching and training enterprise architects.
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KINDLE Zoom Factor for the Enterprise Architect is Here First of all thank you to all who have been so kind to write comments and tell me how you’ve been enjoying the book and also to those expressing an interest in getting a kindle edition. I’ve been working at getting the edition to you as soon as I can. I have been travelling and trying to work with a few different methods of converting my source text to the correct format. After several trials with conversion to ePub, MobiPocket and pure html, as well as searching for someone...read more
Calgary Enterprise Architecture Forum Presentation In January of 2011, the author Sharon Evans presented “Gaining Architecture Altitude” to a group of enterprise architects at their monthly forum meeting in Calgary. This presentation begins with a minute of intro by Forum leader Phil Unger, and then gets into my talk and is followed by a bit of Q&A. Phil invited attendees to grab their signed copy of Zoom Factor for the Enterprise Architect at the short break between Sharon and the next speaker, Martin Masyk who then speaks...read more
Master the Architecture Process Everyone who has been asked to perform as an architect thinks he or she has likely done some architecture before. But when it comes time to officially start, it is easy to draw a blank and be unsure of which step to take next. Basic skills and abilities in the architecture process are those typically learned and nurtured through both education and experience. These basic techniques, processes, approaches, and methodology root themselves in best practices. Depending on the type of architecture work you are...read more
Copenhagen, Denmark Enterprise Architecture Presentation Here are the video presentations from the Gaining Architecture Altitude in Copenhagen, Denmark. These were pre-book launch videos taken during the EA|10 Enterprise Architecture 10 presentation. Before listening to these, you might check out the Calgary Enterprise Architecture Forum post, as the audio is better, and is professionally done. The content is not entirely the same, but many similar parts. *** videos were removed *** still on YouTube, but better quality version is in the...read more
Design Your Enterprise Architecture Career In this blog, we distinguish the need to set your foundation and choose your path in your career. Designing a career for yourself should include mastering the most basic skills an EA has in his or her tool kit. Your company made you an architect—now what do you do? You are most likely to going to dive in and take whatever assignments are sent your way. In no time flat, you will have missed the opportunity to make this a great career by design. Time will fly by; projects and initiatives will come and...read more
Plan to be an Excellent Enterprise Architect The premise of this article is simple: I believe that there are five steps to building excellence as an Enterprise Architect. If you focus on those steps and build the first skills you need to accelerate your career in the most efficient way possible. Follow this precise order, and you’ll study this variety of distinct knowledge areas common to architects who possess traits of excellence. The architect who is centered in his or her learning endeavors may leap ahead of colleagues by learning only...read more