New book to check out: Business Demand Design Aligning IT Strategy and Results to Business Drivers

Check out this new book, co-authored by former colleague Shep Narkier.  Shep’s one of the best enterprise architects I know.  From the description:


This Enterprise Architecture book addresses the CIO, CTO, and IT strategist. The book will cover these points in detail: How the CIO can truly prioritize, align, enable, and transform IT into highly effective value creation function. How to assess and estimate the true value of IT initiatives based on the summation of expected return and the total cost of ownership. How to plan, design, and transform IT based on the proposed powerful framework called the IT Convergence Model.

Just ordered the book myself – looking forward to reading it!



Business Demand Design Aligning IT Strategy and Results to Business Drivers: Weaving the Fabric of Business and IT Strategies


Awesome: Gaggle of geese, herd of cows, murder of crows, school of fish and “An Argument of Architects”

Great article on architects and frameworks.  Love the Furby analogy too….


via An Argument of Architects | Matthew Kern BsEE MsEA CISSP-ISSAP CEA³ PMP ITIL | LinkedIn.