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Mike Walker
Enterprise Architect rambling about technology, process and proven practices.
Interests: music, hiking, camping, boating, sky diving, strategy games, action and sci-fi movies, learning about new technologies and playing with gadgets.
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Thank you Jamie. I'm glad that you found this resource useful.
You might of saw the announcement I made that I just joined Gartner. You might be thinking what this means for my blog, right? Well… there will be some changes but I think ultimately they will be good ones. Just... Continue reading
Posted May 23, 2014 at Mike The Architect
I’ve got some very exciting news to share with all of you. I have accepted the position of Research Director within the Enterprise Architecture practice at Gartner! As many of you know that read my blog I often comment on... Continue reading
Posted May 22, 2014 at Mike The Architect
Check out this new whitepaper from the Open Group in the area of Business Architecture. What are your thoughts on the latest edition in their World-Class EA Series? Does it get The Open Group or TOGAF closer and deeper into... Continue reading
Posted May 9, 2014 at Mike The Architect
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Wow, what a great event. It’s been a month since the first the event and we are still getting a great deal of feedback on the value of the event. Thank you to all of you that attended. With close... Continue reading
Posted Apr 27, 2014 at Mike The Architect
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Space Limited -- Register Now! With the popularity and as we come closer to the event on March 20th seats become more limited. To be sure you have a spot in the audience to listen to luminaries like John Zachman... Continue reading
Posted Mar 9, 2014 at Mike The Architect
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1st Texas Association of Enterprise Architects Summit! Designed by Enterprise Architects, for Enterprise Architects this summit provides an opportunity to discover the latest approaches and innovative ideas in Strategy, Enterprise Architecture and Business Architecture. This full day event is different... Continue reading
Posted Mar 1, 2014 at Mike The Architect
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The other week, The Open Group kicked off their signature Enterprise Architecture Conference in San Francisco. I always enjoy these conferences as it allows me to connect with seasoned and high caliber peers in the Enterprise Architecture community. However, these... Continue reading
Posted Feb 26, 2014 at Mike The Architect
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SAVE THE DATE: Next Meeting is Thursday February 27th 5:30 – 8:30 at Abel’s North Our First Event Was a Hit, Thank You! Wow... I am humbled and inspired by the amazing turnout by all of you. This is truly... Continue reading
Posted Feb 14, 2014 at Mike The Architect
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There certainly is no shortage of opinions in the industry around business architecture. This spans from what it is the definition of Business Architecture to how one would implement followed by the skills and competencies needed to successfully execute. It... Continue reading
Posted Feb 12, 2014 at Mike The Architect
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It’s probably no surprise to all of you that there has been a significant amount of talk about Business Architecture in recent years. Just coming back from the Open Group Conference in San Francisco it was one of the key... Continue reading
Posted Feb 10, 2014 at Mike The Architect
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Myself and Mark Dorfmueller from P&G will be discussing the world of business architecture at the Open Group Enterprise Architecture Conference in San Francisco [event program]. This will be followed by a panel discussion of industry experts that Mark and... Continue reading
Posted Feb 2, 2014 at Mike The Architect
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The Texas Association of Enterprise Architects (AEA) has launched! From the President of the Texas AEA Chapter, I am very excited to establish this new chapter of the Global Association of Enterprise Architects. It brings with it great prestige and... Continue reading
Posted Jan 14, 2014 at Mike The Architect
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I would like to be the first to announce the Texas Chapter of the Association of Enterprise Architects! Myself and the rest of the the leadership have been working very hard to create this chapter. This post provides a quick... Continue reading
Posted Jan 14, 2014 at Mike The Architect
As you may have read on my blog or even when you hear me present, I talk about how crucial soft-skills are to Enterprise Architects. In my personal opinion I think the majority of our success hinges on our ability... Continue reading
Posted Nov 14, 2013 at Mike The Architect
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On Monday November 18th I will be giving the keynote presentation at the HP Customer Forum in Cincinnati. The theme of the event is the future of IT and what you need to prepare for it. HP calls this the... Continue reading
Posted Nov 8, 2013 at Mike The Architect
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Today The Open Group released the updated whitepaper, Integrating the TOGAF® Standard with the BIAN Service Landscape. This release might be beneficial for those architects in the banking space that use or considering to use TOGAF in conjunction with BIAN.... Continue reading
Posted Oct 30, 2013 at Mike The Architect
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Last week , The Open Group kicked off their signature Enterprise Architecture Conference in London. Like others in the recent past the Open Group has taken on a industry focus for these quarterly conferences. The goal here is to provide... Continue reading
Posted Oct 29, 2013 at Mike The Architect
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Last week was Gartner’s marquee event for its customers, Symposium ITxpo 2013. Gartner Symposium/ITxpo brings CIOs and senior IT executives together under one roof, the event offers 500+ analyst sessions, workshops, roundtables and mastermind keynotes across five full days. With... Continue reading
Posted Oct 15, 2013 at Mike The Architect
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Like every year, Gartner has released yet another great resource for Enterprise Architects with their EA Tools Magic Quadrant. This is a very useful tool especially if you are in the market for an Enterepise Architecture tool. Gartner dog a... Continue reading
Posted Oct 8, 2013 at Mike The Architect
I wanted to share with all of you a great learning resource if you're interested and understanding the Enterprise Architecture modeling notation called ArchiMate. If you follow my blog you have seen me talk about ArchiMate in the past as... Continue reading
Posted Oct 2, 2013 at Mike The Architect
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Business Architecture is a burning hot topic these days. I believe it is a key enabler to get us to a more contemporary or new world of Enterprise Architecture (EA). Continuing the shift from an IT centric Enterprise Architecture to... Continue reading
Posted Sep 30, 2013 at Mike The Architect
At the Open Group Conference in London I will be leading two very impactful work streams for the practice of Enterprise Architecture. The first is an Enterprise Architecture Capability Model. This model takes the concept of a capability and applies... Continue reading
Posted Sep 21, 2013 at Mike The Architect
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Communicating your ideas and architecture work effectively can be really tough. When we do we using create compelling visuals or models to communicate the complexities of our work. When I talk to architects I find there are many out there... Continue reading
Posted Sep 15, 2013 at Mike The Architect
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Wow, it’s been 2 months since my last post. I can’t believe it’s been that long. Things have surely heated up this summer . Outside of spending some quality R&R with the family, I have been extremely busy in three... Continue reading
Posted Sep 8, 2013 at Mike The Architect