Glenn Engstrand

I recently attended a presentation from Gene Leganza (Vice President of Forrester Research, Inc.) entitled Six Trends for EA Professionals. EA is short for the term Enterprise Architecture which is a fancy way of saying that not only should we formalize and make decisions about how our complicated software should be organized but also how our development process is organized and that both of these organization structures should be designed to advance the strategic objectives of the hosting organization.

Some of these trends are driven by the global recession and some of the trends are driven by inertia in the advancement and expanding corporate awareness and appreciation for the field of Enterprise Architecture itself. With each trend, he also stated an action item. Obviously, this presentation was targeting professional enterprise architects.

There is one other interesting point about this presentation. It was held in Second Life.