Annual review: what three people can achieve
There are only three of us in the Enterprise Architecture section, yet we manage to help a wide range of activities. I was reminded this week of just how much good we do, when I ran the annual development reviews for my two architects – Wilbert the Data Architect and Jason the CRM Architect. I’m really proud of them and the work they do.
Architecture work tends to take place behind the scenes. It’s not as easy to demonstrate as a new user interface or a new business process (although it can influence both of those things). A lot of it is about talking to people, and getting people to talk to each other, and then capturing the outcome of those discussions in a structured form that can shape future development.
We are involved in several large projects at the moment and it will be interesting (and challenging) to see these take shape over the coming year.