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Practical Guide to Enterprise Architecture, A by Elias K. Jo, Vikas Sharan, James Linn, Michael E. Stevens, Scott W. Ambler, James McGovern

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The Next Minute

We have noticed many boutique consulting firms that sell enterprise architecture frameworks and tools to large organizations with even larger purse strings by using the terminology of the next minute. Many of them use fluffy words to make themselves look smarter while they are merely focusing on drawing better PowerPoint diagrams. For us, next minute should be the term used for what you need to think about in the future: those problems that all enterprises will address. Let's dive into what we feel is the next minute.

The first next-minute challenge an enterprise architect will need to start thinking about is the nature of collaboration. With the advent of Web services, businesses can create relationships dynamically and on the ...

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