|Simple Architectures for Complex Enterprises|
Author: Roger Sessions
Chapter 6 is going to be painful reading for anyone involved in the National Program for IT. Sessions uses this program as an example of why complexity can sink a project, and how focusing on simplifying all aspects of this incredibly difficult program could have yielded great benefits. I particularly liked the phrase “SIP’s simplification could have removed as much as 98 percent of the project’s complexity, and possibly more.”
The book offers no magic bullet. You do not finish it with a “completed” enterprise architecture ready to be used. Instead, you’ll have spent a happy hour or two really thinking about whether you can apply the ideas that Sessions presents so well within your own organisation. This book is small and perfectly formed: an excellent read for enterprise architects.
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|Last Updated ( Friday, 12 June 2009 )|