Even Microsoft is now saying "Traditional enterprise architecture processes do not work" (said by Gabriel Morgan, principal enterprise architect of Microsoft 10 days ago). He also said other things we have said for a long time e.g.
- "We have to prove IT’s value to deliver that market position"
- "We cannot develop a sustainable target architecture if we don’t know where we are"
So perhaps EAs will one day listen and stop doing what they have done i.e. using Excel, Visio and Powerpoint to try and do EA and look at what is actually required.