And another book off to press: Everyday Enterprise Architecture: sensemaking, strategy, structures and solutions. The master-files went off to Lightning Source on Friday, but I didn’t have time to update the Tetradian Books website until this morning.
(Note for various folks at TOGAF Rome: the working-title of this book was Enterprise-architecture in real-time, so that’s what you’ll see in the notes for the conference, and in the sample PDF file if you took a copy. Just before release to press I realised that the ‘real-time’ term was potentially confusing, hence switched over to the ‘everyday’ term to emphasise that the text goes through the process day-by-day as well as step-by-step.)
Main theme of this book is the actual details of what we do in enterprise-architecture work, particularly the thinking-processes, the review and reflection, and the practicalities of dealing with clients and other stakeholders in live real-time real-world practice. I’ve structured the book around a realistic ten-day architecture-project, based on real assignments over the past few years.
The sample-version PDF is at:
At the moment the link on that page points to the full e-book, not the sample version. I’ll replace it with the sample when I deliver the commercial master-copy to the retailers, but the full version will probably be up there for the next week or so – grab the full version while you can!
The complete e-book is now available with the others in the series, in the private ‘Review’ section at:
- http://tetradianbooks.com/2008/12/review-books (email me for the page-access password if you don’t already have it)
Physical copies should be available via Amazon, Borders and other online retailers – and your local friendly independent bookstore – from about May 8.
Comments and reviews would be much appreciated!
Update (3 May 2010): As can be seen in the ‘comments’ section to this post, Dave Snowden, the originator of the Cynefin framework, has made a number of objections, necessitating an urgent re-edit. Production for the book has been postponed until an updated master-file can be created, which should be ready later today. Will add a further update on that here, anyway.
Update (also 3 May 2010): Checking through the text, it looks like there will need to be approximately 40 changes to the text, and 26 diagrams to redraw. Most of the text-changes will be trivial, fortunately, so that shouldn’t take long, but redoing all those drawings will definitely take a while – I’d hoped to get it all done today, but it may overrun into tomorrow. My apologies on that, and also apologies for the problem anyway. More later.