This site is a comprehensive reference site and community resource for Enterprise-wide
Information Technology Architecture (EWITA) or Enterprise Architecture
The EWITA site serves those
who are working in the Enterprise Architecture space. It is useful to
Information or Data Architects, Application or Software Architects,
Technology or Infrastructure Architects and Architecture Program Managers,
Product Line Architecture Managers, Reuse Program Managers, as well as
everyone who needs to think strategically about architecture and business
leadership, including CIO's and CTO's.
The EWITA site was
founded and created by David McAfee. He assembled a tremendous information
resource for Enterprise Architects. Bredemeyer Consulting took over the
site on June 1, 2001.
- Of interest to Enterprise Architects
around the world:
Center for the Advancement of the Enterprise Architecture Profession
has established an Oath and Doctrine for the Enterprise Architecture
Profession. Go here
to become a signatory to the oath, and
here to sign the EA
Association for Open Group Enterprise Architects AOGEA (and
You may be
interested in these Enterprise Architecture Executive
Reports from Cutter Consortium, written by Ruth Malan and Dana
"The Art of Change: Fractal and Emergent." You can download a complimentary copy from
"What it takes to be a great Enterprise Architect." You can download a complimentary copy from
"Enterprise Architecture as Strategic Differentiator."
You can download a
complimentary copy from
If you are interested in topics like agile architecture, scaling agile,
organizing for architecture and innovation, and the Visual Architecting
Process see our report titled 'Getting Past
"But": Finding Opportunity and Making It Happen.'
You can download a complimentary copy from
following classes are of special interest to Enterprise Architects,
and the teams of solution architects, domain architects, application
architects and managers and business analysts who partner with them.
Enrollment Classes from
Nov 29-Dec 2, 2011
Software Architecture Workshop:
Dec 12-15, 2011
- Eindhoven, The Netherlands,
November 15-18, 2011
DoD EA Conference,
April 11-15, 2011
May 16-20, 2011, Bay Area, CA
Technical Debt in conjunction with ICSE 2011
WICSA 2011, June
20-24, 2011, Boulder, CO
2010: May 17-21, 2010, Minneapolis, MN.
- Ruth Malan presented a tutorial titled
Art of Drawing People In
exploring the role of visualization in
software development given that, well, software is developed by and
for humans, introducing all kinds of difficulties that visuals,
pictures--sketches, graphic brainstorming templates, models--are
well suited to addressing.
Architecture Action Guide is a draft of a book by Ruth Malan and
Dana Bredemeyer. See http://www.ruthmalan.com.
Ruth Malan's Trace
in the Sand Journal --
entries or access by topic using the
The Philips Gaudi Architecture project site has been
significantly updated and has remarkable depth and coverage of their
internal architecture training material on the site
has a report on Enterprise Architecture (some of the reports referenced in the
first part of this 3-part report can be accessed even if you donít
have a subscription to Gartner reports). See
The EWITA site
was transferred from founder and creator, David McAfee to Bredemeyer
Consulting on June 1, 2001.
Consulting also sponsors and maintains the popular
for Software Architects web site, and we will leverage synergies
across the two sites, together with our considerable architecture
experience, to continue to make the EWITA site interesting and useful.
Peter Checkland, John Poulter,
Learning for Action: A Short Definitive Account of Soft Systems
Methodology, and Its Use Practitioners, Teachers and Students, 2006
SOA: Principles of Service Design, Prentice-Hall, 2007.
Service-Oriented Architecture: Concepts, Technology and Design,
Fowler, Martin, David
Rice, Matthew Foemmel, Edward Hieatt, Robert Mee, and Randy
of Enterprise Application Architecture, Addison-Wesley,
Dave, Sunni Brown and James Macanufo,
Gamestorming: A Playbook for Innovators, Rulebreakers, and Changemakers,
Giachetti, Ronald E,
Design of Enterprise Systems: Theory, Architecture, and Methods,
Osterwalder, Alexander and Yves Pigneur,
Business Model Generation: A Handbook for Visionaries, Game Changers, and
Challengers, 2010 [Recommended!]
Jeanne, Peter Weill, and David Robertson,
Enterprise Architecture As Strategy: Creating a Foundation for
Business Execution, 2006.
Making Sense of the Organization, 2000
Making Sense of the Organization: Volume 2: The Impermanent Organization,