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Patterns of IT Simplification

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 |2006-05-24T21:12:00+00:00May 24th, 2006|Enterprise Architecture|6 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".


  1. caniruddha May 25, 2006 at 1:14 am - Reply


    I am interested.

  2. Paul Callahan May 25, 2006 at 12:10 pm - Reply

    Sign me up.  Thanks!

  3. Nicola Canalini May 29, 2006 at 7:18 am - Reply

    This approach sounds good to me. I’m interested.


  4. James Schattenkerk May 30, 2006 at 9:50 am - Reply

    Sign me up too.

  5. Nilesh May 31, 2006 at 7:55 am - Reply

    I am also interested.

  6. Nilesh May 31, 2006 at 8:01 am - Reply

    I am in.

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