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recrEAtion: Realizing the Extraordinary Contribution of Your Enterprise Architects by Chris Potts

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Sydney, Australia

In Sydney, I learned the first of two apparently paradoxical lessons about architecture. If you get too close to the details, or the technologies, it’s impossible to see the architecture at all. But the apparent paradox - which I will come back to later - is that successful architecture is very much about the details.

As this was the first stop on my journey to create a repeatable process for EA as a strategic capability, I wasn’t sure whether to start at the end (“Apply”) and work backwards, or the beginning (“Establish”) and work forwards. How would someone be sure, without knowing how they would apply something in practice, ...

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