Writers update

By InDiv - december 5, 2022

modern enterprise architecture

It’s been a while since the last post. The reason is obvious: I’ve been writing. A lot. 

Happy to share the news that the book ‘Transforming Healthcare with DevOps’ has been officially released and now available as both physical and e-book. 

But there’s more! For publisher Apress I’ve been working on a book about modern enterprise architecture. 

I felt that it was time to write something about enterprise architecture and how that is impacted by digital transformation. Gone are the days of these big, overarching diagrams covering every single aspect of the IT-landscape of an enterprise. Frameworks such as Zachman and TOGAF are still very valuable, but there’s a new reality in enterprises with shift-left movements, agile working and DevSecOps. The enterprise architecture must be more agile too, more responsive to the business. That observation led to reevaluation of the existing frameworks that, in my opinion, are too static. 

We need a more ‘floating architecture’, where the architect is navigating towards the North Star – the architecture that reflects the long-term ambition of enterprises. Something that floats is heavy enough not to sink, but it’s still very – indeed – agile, easy to manoeuvre with.

A successful business is agile and scalable. Hence, a large section of the book is about scalability; scalability of the products and services, and of the organization itself. As in the healthcare-book, scalable business models such as micro-enterprises are extensively discussed. 

All of this means that the role of the ‘classic’ enterprise architect in the digital transformed enterprise is changing. The enterprise architect will find himself more and more working with teams to capture the voice of the customer and adapting the architecture to respond swiftly to business challenges and changing market demands. The architect will more and more become a servant leader. 

At this place, I would like to thank Fujitsu colleague and ‘master of change’ Pedro Valido for reviewing the work and providing valuable feedback. And of course, big kudos to publisher Apress for inviting me to write this book.

It’s available in pre-order now on Amazon. Please find the link in the ‘books’ section on this site. 

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