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Excellent ! Left with a really cleared understanding of both 'EA' and PEAF. - Head of Strategy & Architecture, Freshfields, UK, Sep 2010

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Yes - Seriously I don't know .. However I liked it .. I may recommend all my architects to spend some time and understand PEAF and ask them to come back whether we can use it for our customers. Since they have very depth knowledge on the Business processe - Senior Architect, SLK Software Services Pvt LTD, India, Jan 2015

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The sixth main barrier to adoption is that many enterprises have a propensity to reduce things to the point of uselessness. In general, people have the drive to want to do the absolute minimum. And that basic feeling is cultured by Management's insatiable appetite for quick wins and low hanging fruit. That's not necessarily a bad thing. Architects do it all the time - reducing things to the simplest and most fundamentally important parts. The problem is, when you reduce things to the minimum and still people ask, "Hmmm - OK - I understand, but can't we just do something smaller?"

PEAF was created in 2008 and contains ONLY the things that need to be addressed otherwise failure is extremely likely. This is based on first-hand experience, by observing failure and creating things to stop others making the same mistakes. Ergo, PEAF is already the smallest set of things that need to be done to have a very good chance of success. However, this does not stop people always asking, "Hmmm - OK - I understand, but can't we just do something smaller?" I always say "No!" and explain as above, hence why this content is now here - for all to see explicitly (and hopefully learn from). The only caveat I put on that Governance & Lobbying is one (almost) self-contained area that could be improved without regard to anything else in PEAF. Although, having said that, ignoring the cultural aspects will likely guarantee failure.

"Everything should be made as simple as possible. But no simpler."

- Einstein

What's the minimum your Enterprise will adopt?

Having decide on your minimum, why not reduce it and adopt something even smaller?

 

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