Tag: specialisation

The dangers of specialism-trolls in enterprise-architecture

As cross-domain generalists, how can we best cope with narrow-focus specialists who insist that their own domain is the only one that matters? This is a constant problem in enterprise-architectures and the like, not least because we somehow have to

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Does specialisation lead to bad architecture?

Just how much damage is the cult of specialisation doing to enterprise-architecture? We’ve struggled for years with the problem that the domain-specific specialisation of enterprise-wide IT architecture has portrayed itself ‘as’ enterprise-architecture – causing serious difficulties for anyone who does

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'Parish maps' and enterprise architecture

What happens at the other end of enterprise-architecture? What local knowledge is needed to implement the abstractions of an overall architecture ‘blueprint’ in real practice in the real world? Whilst reviewing research for another book (in another subject area, somewhat

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