Version 1.1 portrait mode
The EA Voices Apps have been updated. The Android version is now in Google Play, and should flag up if you already have it installed. The iOS version is being reviewed by Apple now; this may well take a while.
The new version has a new look and feel, as seen to the right. The main design idea was to make it look and feel more consistent throughout the app, which – it being a hybrid app – also means more like the EAVoices.com website.
The website and hence also the app uses responsive design to optimize both portrait and landscape mode. To the right above is the portrait mode, and below is the landscape mode:
Version 1.1 Landscape mode
I know a standard use case is to conduct a search, so I put a big fat search bar right in your face
The app’s menu has also been updated:
The last link, Glossary, is a new feature: A glossary of enterprise architecture terms and definitions (yes, the same as on EAGlossary.com). Click term to search for it in the database.
The Themes link is an attempt at giving an overview of what is talked about in the community. I am looking into ways to dig into the over two million words in the database. I have upgraded the search mechanism, and although it is not the fastest search in town, it does a great job in finding good search results.
For browser-based use, I also created a small “bookmarklet”:
Just drag-and-drop it to your bookmark bar, and then click that whenever you highlight a term somewhere, and get direct search results.
I am pleased to announce that our new book, Beyond Alignment: Applying Systems Thinking in Architecting Enterprises (ISBN 9781848901162) is now available via Amazon.com, and should be available internationally any day now.
The book is a comprehensive reader about how enterprises can apply systems thinking in their enterprise architecture practice, for business transformation and for strategic execution. The book’s contributors find that systems thinking is a valuable way of thinking about the viable enterprise and how to architect it. The contributions to the book have been collected over the past couple of years and continuously been edited by authors and editors. As the Danish poet Piet Hein said, T.T.T., Things Take Time (Ting Tager Tid). We hope you will enjoy the result.
The May number of the Journal of Enterprise Architecture is now available to AEA members. This number contains a good blend of fine articles:
Editor’s Corner: John Gøtze
Architect in the Spotlight: Chris Bird
Towards Enterprise Architecture-Infused Organizations
By Bjorn Cumps, Stijn Viaene, Pascal Dussart, Joachim Vanden Brande
The EARScorecard – An Instrument to Assess the Effectiveness of the EA Realization Process
By Leo Pruijt, Raymond Slot, Henk Plessius, and Sjaak Brinkkemper
Physical Design Criteria for an EA Repository
By Rory Darling
Managerial and Ontological Issues in the Development of Enterprise Architecture – Experiences from a Case Study
By Jonas Hedman and Mikael Schonström
Book Review: Intersection: How Enterprise Design Bridges the Gap Between Business, Technology, and People
By Peter Sjølin
For me, this number is particularly special: It is the last number under my editorship. In the Editor’s Corner, I note:
I have decided to step down as Chief Editor of JEA, and this number will be the last number under my editorship. I have been serving the EA community over 100 peer-reviewed articles over the past three years, and now need to focus more on my own work. It’s been a privilege working with the contributing authors, the reviewers, the editorial board, and the AEA staff.
I decided to step down because I envisioned another direction for JEA than what the AEA management had in mind. I will leave it to AEA to talk about their plans for the future of JEA.