Quotes

Asides articles, shorter citations can also be a source of inspiration.
Quotes feed the context of cogitation.


“Enterprise Architecture is not so much the result of collaboration as the discipline that defines collaboration.”
– excogitea®

“All stakeholders having to speak the same language … is a myth !
Each professional discipline needs and has its own nomenclature and its own language.
Enterprise Architecture is precisely the one that provides the context in which each professional can practice his profession.”
– excogitea®

“If you don’t master your model, you don’t own your business.”
That might be the quote to define Architecture value.
– excogitea®

“The Enterprise is a living entity.
Not that much because it carries out activities but because activities evolve.”
– excogitea®

“The best way to understand that Enterprise Architecture is not IT Architecture isn’t to consider the Business but to consider the Human.”
– excogitea®

The best way to understand “Business architecture vs Enterprise architecture” isn’t to consider “Business model vs Operating model” but to understand that Architecture addresses their correlation.
– excogitea®

“Enterprise Architecture values human knowledge and fosters functional adequacy.”
– excogitea®

“Constraints are a source of inspiration for the Architect.
Besides, an interesting aspect of Enterprise Architecture is that it is not limited by physical dimensions.”
– excogitea®

“The Architect does not generate complexity, he embraces the required one and makes it look simple for any given stakeholder.”
– excogitea®

“Using the word ‘architecture’ to name the specific result of a specific case is the bias hampering to understand the discipline which, precisely, produces those results.”
– excogitea®

“Alignment” is plural.
Enterprise Architecture is actually about (organisational) Governance.
– excogitea®

There’s no such thing as “agile architecture” since there’s no such thing as “non-agile architecture”.
– excogitea®

“If what you name ‘Architecture’ is the result of modeling, ‘Enterprise’ can only be an adjective.”
– excogitea®

“The need for adaptability of an Organization is one of the constraints that the Enterprise architect must integrate into his design.
If the model that enterprise architecture produces is static, it is not Architecture.”
– excogitea®

“Roles and responsibilities are not a matter of administrative organization chart. It’s about matching the skills of the workforce with the topics that need to be covered.”
– excogitea®

“Understanding that Enterprise Architecture is Business domain agnostic is actually the foundational and first step for Business adaptability.”
– excogitea®

“Expecting layers to align isn’t better than expecting silos to collaborate.”
– excogitea®

“Architecting the Enterprise also means you provide the map (namely the Enterprise’s built) for Costs analysis, Compliance, Security, Information Governance, ….”
– excogitea®

“Enterprise Architecture is a contributor of Data Governance, if not a trigger.”
– excogitea®

“Architecting the Enterprise also means you are able to define roles and functions.”
– excogitea®

“If you (still) think that Enterprise Architecture is about IT, where is the Chief Business Architect ?!”
– excogitea®

“Architecting the Enterprise also means providing the awareness of the overall scheme so even C-suite members can collaborate.”
– excogitea®

“Architecting the Enterprise also means you are able to determine the appropriate methodologies for the different sets of activities.”
– excogitea®

“There is this particularity in the function of the Enterprise Architect which makes him define his own role.”
– excogitea®

“Design is about shaping objects.
Architecture is about shaping environments.”
– excogitea®

“The Architect shapes environments for human flourishing and activity.”
– excogitea®

“Scale” is an elementary aspect in Architecture.
Yet, it’s completely neglected in Enterprise Architecture, surprisingly … or not !
– excogitea®

“The Enterprise Architect is an orchestrator, not as a talk show host for stakeholders but more importantly as a designer who shapes the orchestration.”
– excogitea®

“Enterprise Architecture goes way beyond execution items. It addresses all constituents regarding their nature and not only their usage.”
– excogitea®

No, “Enterprise Architecture” is not dead.
Only, “Architecting the Enterprise” wasn’t born.
– excogitea®

If your “architecture” model relates to a specific activity type, it isn’t Enterprise architecture.
– excogitea®

“Strategy is the vision of Enterprise’s activity over time.”
– excogitea®

“Business is the part of the Enterprise which describes its Purpose.”
– excogitea®

“Capability map, Organisation chart, Operating model, Resources assignment, … are derived views of the Enterprise’s built.”
– excogitea®

“The difference between a Capability Map and a patchwork is Architecture.”
– excogitea®

“You may think about specific scopes and sub-domains, but, until you’ve shaped a whole, you can’t know their real boundaries.”
– excogitea®

“The Information landscape is not that much a data overview of the overall scheme than the dedicated space to organize involved data.”
– excogitea®

“What’s prevailing when shaping the whole is to integrate the constraints of the whole.”
– excogitea®

“You can follow-up a project by dates, but you drive it by content.”
– excogitea®

“Think twice when establishing a reward mechanism for your teams !
This could create internal competition rather than foster collaboration.”
– excogitea®

“A bad design can lead to a bad behavior.
The simple fact of delivering something is not a success.”
– excogitea®

“Driving IT through Business is one of the worst things Companies have made.”
– excogitea®

“First rule of Customer Experience is to understand that you’re not his only provider.”
– excogitea®

“Data/Information is the memory of knowledge.”
– excogitea®

“AI regulation wouldn’t be such a problem if Data regulation wasn’t one itself.”
– excogitea®

“One of the key point of BI is data quality (veracity, trusted source, clear catalog, …).
AI is no exception.”
– excogitea®

“Security and confidentiality are different things.
Still, one can not be treated without tackling the other.”
– excogitea®

“Security and Privacy being different things doesn’t mean that data protection can’t be privacy protection.
A proper Data/Information Governance already treats confidentiality levels.”
– excogitea®

“If you think that mitigating cybersecurity risks is all about applying software patches, it may already be too late!”
– excogitea®

“Have we ever thought that it is precisely the lack of anonymity that allows cyber-harassment?”
– excogitea®

Maybe that the best way to “protect” data is to not allow “data-collection”.
– excogitea®

“AI regulation wouldn’t be such a problem if Data regulation wasn’t one itself.”
– excogitea®