The growing interdependency of our systems is driving us from a simple environment towards a highly complex environment. This is leading to a strategy of choosing from many good solutions where no perfect solution is obtainable. Enterprise Architecture (and the other architecture practices) can help sort those good solutions and help make sure the choice you make is along the path to desired future state.
My presentation on SOA in the Enterprise – Maturity is Key has been posted in a couple of places. First, on the EDUCAUSE site is the talk listing: EDUCAUSE – Enterprise 2009 Site Slides can be found at Slideshare.net: Soa Maturity is the Keyhttp://static.slidesharecdn.com/swf/ssplayer2.swf?doc=soamaturity2-090506093907-phpapp02&rel=0&stripped_title=soa-maturity-is-the-key View more presentations from jimphelps.
I just watched a Merlin Mann’s presentation from MacWorld – “Toward Patterns for Creativity” This is not his best talk but it is interesting and amusing in that Merlin Mann way. You can tell that he is in the “there is something good here but I haven’t quite got my head around it yet” … Continue reading The Pattern of Change
I’ve been working with our CIO on the I.T. strategic planning initiative. At the same time, I’ve been working with the Technical Directors and Operational Directors on planning at the technology level. They have been creating a map of what technologies are used to support our services. I’ve had my head in the … Continue reading Blue Sky to Ground part 1
I was chatting with a colleague about the new EDUCAUSE slogan, “Uncommon Thinking for the Common Good” when I realized that the saying encapsulates one way to think of my work as an I.T. Architect. “Uncommon Thinking for the Common Good” is what I try to foster in the teams that I work with. … Continue reading Uncommon Thinking…
I’ve had several requests for my turkey brine and herb paste recipes. In a just-in-time fashion, I’ve posted them below. I use an organic, range raised heritage turkey for my Thanksgiving turkey. I also use this brine for pork chops and turkey breasts that I cook on the grill.
I’ve been pondering, wondering and worrying about how to bring value out of ITANA.org to the world at large. I struck upon a metaphor over dinner with a friend at EDUCAUSE recently that brought my vision and the issues I’m pondering into sharp light for me at least. I watched Captains Courageous, a … Continue reading ITANA.org – bringing the catch home