Tag: kevin smith

Is the EA the DJ?

A lovely one-liner and follow-up from Kevin Smith (of PragmaticEA / PEAF fame), in a Skype conversation earlier today: Is the EA the DJ? He doesn’t tell people how to dance. He provides the music for them to dance to.

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Enterprise Debt and the Shirky Principle

Just how much are organisations themselves ‘their own worst enemy’ for the enterprise? Have been thinking about this one for quite a while, following up on some great conversations with Kevin Smith (of PEAF fame) and Nigel Green (of VPEC-T

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People-skills – the forgotten EA skillset?

There’s been a long-running thread on LinkedIn about the purpose of enterprise-architecture. Started by Kevin Smith of Pragmatic EA fame, the aim was to provide the shortest-possible summary of the business-purpose for EA. For a long while most of the

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