Enterprise Architecture 100 Success Secrets


“There has never been an Enterprise Architecture manual like this.” Proclaims the back cover and I’d have to agree with that. The top one hundred Enterprise Architecture questions answered in 160 pages including the table of contents! With what can only be described as reams of white space.

When you consider that each question is afforded 1.6 pages its really disappointing to find how many answers can only manage one or two sentences on the second page. I really don’t know why they bothered including blank pages, there’s plenty of space for your notes where the text should be.

Apparently this book is a collection of questions from across forums, education programs and from a consultancy.  It’s a pity that it not a collection of answers. If you think the big questions of EA can be more than outlined in a page then you’re in for a surprise. It ain’t that simple! The back cover continues “with tips that have never before been offered in print”,  I’d suggest that there might be a good reason for that!

This manual, oh how the word has been devalued, is like a collection of poster notes and about as insightful. If you’re looking to impress at a cocktail party buy this book. But, make sure that you have a good escape line because the minute someone serious takes you up you’re done.

As deep as a sand bar, a book for fakers and bull shit artists. If I could get my money back I would. In my opinion a cynical exploitation of the EA community.

Blokdijk, Gerard 2008, Enterprise Architecture 100 Success Secrets, No publisher claims this work

ISBN 978-0-9804-8528-8

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