The August-26-2015 Antifragility Panel/Webinar: Enterprise (Business and Technology) Architecture

On August 26th, 2015, Tom Graves (@tetradian), Dan Horton (@Dan_Horton), and Jack Hilty explored enterprise (business and technology) architecture and antifragility.

The recording is available here and see here for all Antifragility Panels/Webinars!

 

The conversation explored:

  • Enterprise as a “bold endeavor”
  • The role of an Enterprise Architect at the intersection (and paradox) of change & silos, business & technology, efficiency & effectiveness, risk & opportunity, stories, design, and standards, etc.
  • Dance between redundancy and certainty
  • Dance between management and control
  • “Agile – Fragile = Antifragile” or “Agility – Fragility = Antifragility”
  • Distinction between design and engineering
  • Best practices in time and over time
  • Over focus and fixation
  • The role of an Enterprise Architect as a mentor and coach, which is fully rooted in humility
  • Generalists who are judged on their questions versus specialists who are judged on their answers
  • The role of an Enterprise Architect in “stressing yourself,” “playing with being scared,” a “business anarchist” who deals with the uncertainty of the world, and a “renaissance thinker” who deals with living systems (enterprise) and how they are allowed to organically grow

For more insights on antifragility, see Tom Graves / Tetradian, The Agile Architect, and Conscious Management Consulting.

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