Gently pushing

In think that one of the most valuable traits of an enterprise architect is the ability to push gently.  In other words, if you find that a team is developing a solution that cannot be integrated or creates an entirely new definition for the word, customer, you recognize that this is a negative for the business, but you don’t wave your arms and scream… you push gently, but firmly, on the people who made that decision to ‘unmake’ it within the scope of the planned iterations.

You can go live with a wrong thing if it is on the plan to go live with the right thing in the next release. 

By |2007-01-30T12:01:00+00:00January 30th, 2007|Enterprise Architecture|2 Comments

About the Author:

President of Vanguard EA, an Enterprise Architecture consulting firm in Seattle focused on the Pacific coast of the US. Nick has over 30 years of professional experience in management, systems, and technology. He is the co-author of the influential paper "Perspectives on Enterprise Architecture" with Dr. Brian Cameron that effectively defined modern Enterprise Architecture practices, and he is frequent speaker at public gatherings on Enterprise Architecture and related topics. He coauthored a book on Visual Storytelling with Martin Sykes and Mark West titled "Stories That Move Mountains".

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  1. Sam Gentile February 5, 2007 at 7:03 pm - Reply

    Winter has finally set in with single digit temps and minus degrees wind chills but still no snow. WPF/Avalon

  2. Sam Gentile February 5, 2007 at 7:45 pm - Reply

    Winter has finally set in with single digit temps and minus degrees wind chills but still no snow. WPF/Avalon

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