Zen and the Art of Enterprise Architecture

Architectural Zen: The Harmony of Business and Technology

Socially Developed Architecture

One of the most challenging aspects in our role as architects is that we often have to influence...

Author: Alan Hakimi Date: 05/23/2014

Enterprise Architecture: Reflections on My Journey of Becoming A Systems Thinking Enterprise Architect

Although I have been practicing enterprise architecture for more than 10 years, I still find it...

Author: Alan Hakimi Date: 10/16/2013

Fragility of Markets and Architecture Failure

As the NASDAQ exchange came to a grinding halt this past week, I, as well as many of you perhaps...

Author: Alan Hakimi Date: 08/24/2013

Deep Thinking on The Architecture of Architecture: Meta-Architecture

As many of you have already have known, Enterprise Architecture and Architecture within the context...

Author: Alan Hakimi Date: 02/20/2013

Addressing the Multi-Dimensionality Challenge on Thinking of The Enterprise as a System

Last week I had the pleasure of attending and presenting at the Open Group conference in Newport...

Author: Alan Hakimi Date: 02/02/2013

The Antifragile Enterprise: Complexity Exists, but Let's Not Overcomplicate it or IT.

The Enterprise is a complex system. I have accepted that fact. I think many of us in the enterprise...

Author: Alan Hakimi Date: 01/26/2013

Enterprise Architecture's Transition to Consumer Oriented Services

Unless you have been living in cave for the past five or so years, you may have noticed that...

Author: Alan Hakimi Date: 10/05/2012

Modernizing Enterprise Architecture: Address The Neurosis of IT

“TCP/IP and Ethernet will not be accepted as a valid network implementation as SNA and Token...

Author: Alan Hakimi Date: 05/07/2012

The Evolution of the Modern Enterprise Architect

At the Open Group Conference in San Francisco earlier this month Dr. Jeanne Ross from MIT CISR made...

Author: Alan Hakimi Date: 02/18/2012

Rethinking the Enterprise "Mess" Using a System Thinking Approach

I have long considered the discipline of “architecture” as a problem solving technique...

Author: Alan Hakimi Date: 02/14/2012

Axioms for Modern Enterprise Architecture

Recently many of my colleagues were engaged in a healthy debate of principles around enterprise...

Author: Alan Hakimi Date: 09/16/2011

The Systems Thinking Architect

I was recently visiting a client and presenting a case study on the value of architecture. As I...

Author: Alan Hakimi Date: 08/30/2011

Architecture Considerations around Fabric Computing

Architecture Considerations around Fabric Computing The fabric concept has been around since 1998,...

Author: Alan Hakimi Date: 02/28/2011

Architecting for Fitness using Complex Adaptive Systems

Fitness of complex adaptive systems (CAS) is an area of research that I have been studying over the...

Author: Alan Hakimi Date: 09/13/2010

The New World of Emergent Architecture and Complex Adaptive Systems

Over the years, we architects have been taught to design systems that maintain equilibrium. We...

Author: Alan Hakimi Date: 08/10/2010

The Passionate Architect

"There is nothing more horrible than to walk to fault line between new and old, seeing what the...

Author: Alan Hakimi Date: 06/25/2010

Moments of Crystallization, an Enterprise Architect’s Journey

The Journey This initial posting is to set up the practice of Zen and the Art of Enterprise...

Author: Alan Hakimi Date: 05/25/2010