I have started to develop a first cut at a pattern language for IT Simplification.  I find that simply creating the list has helped to organize my thoughts and to think about the list of possibilities, in general.  It also helps to identify which activities should be considered ‘patterns’ and which should be considered ‘anti-patterns.’

As soon as I get a first good list, I will post an article on this blog.  I’ll follow up later with a book (perhaps). 

If you’d like to assist me in creating this pattern language, Please contact me via this blog site and I’ll get you on a distribution list for the patterns so far.


By Nick Malik

Former CIO and present Strategic Architect, Nick Malik is a Seattle based business and technology advisor with 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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