Sustainability is probably the most import aspect of being Pragmatic.
There is no point being Effective today if it compromises
and damages your ability to be Effective tomorrow.
There is no point being Efficient today if it compromises
and damages your ability to be Efficient tomorrow.
There is no point Thinking about today while ignoring
There is no point concentrating on Quality Time today if it
compromises and damages your ability to be spend Quality Time tomorrow.
There is no point dealing with the fundamentals of today if
it compromises and damages your ability to deal with the fundamentals of
When an Enterprise starts to adopt the principles and
teachings of Pragmatic, it may very well be
that they cannot pay too much attention to Effectiveness, Efficiency, Thinking,
Quality Time and Fundamentals, and that’s fine. So long as it is recognised
that the amount of time and resources we spend on these things should increase
over time, where each time we make a change, we make it in the light of
enabling the future rather than ignoring and thereby disabling the future.
Sustainability and thinking of the future is the main reason
architects find justifying what they do so difficult - especially in an
environment that is insatiably and obsessively calling for quick wins and the
picking of low hanging fruit and absolutely and actively discourages anyone
from thinking about the future.
Of course there are times, when Business expediency dictates
that Sustainability (and indeed any of the other Pragmatic traits) should be
ignored, but that should be an exception, not the rule.