What am I reading?

It has been a while since I have posted an updated blog.  Business has been busy and we are writing more and more deliverables every day.  Over the past few months, I have been having debates with myself about UML.  Why is it that we can work on complex problems but no one sees the value of modeling?  How can a business analyst perform requirements work in a spreadsheet without applying the con

Reference Architecture

How can business articulate what they need from IT? 

How can we enable large, disparate development teams to contribute to developing shared, reusable services?

Is a reference architecture the answer?

Does Enterprise Architecture require a law degree?

I came across these three definitions included in a Gartner Magic Quadrant EA tool.  After reading the text a few times, I felt the need to consult with an attorney.


Health Insurance Exchange is born

Today is the launch of the health insurance exchange!!!  Congratulations to all of the people who worked so hard to create this capability.  I was recently asked if there was a role for master data in the insurance exchanges.  It seems to me that we have lots of eligibility transactions but no consolidated view of the beneficiary, member, or subscriber.  A book of record would be very useful. 

EA Capability Map

When you see a concept or a tool applied in many different fashions, it is probably a useful concept to consider adding to your EA tool belt.  Over the summer I had a chance to read Jason Burke's book, Health Analytics.  If you are looking for a copy, click here: 


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