Dear Chairman: Please keep your eyes on the road

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Somehow the Roadmap was not followed. Best navigation App did not help.

As a business leader, do keep on engaging with Enterprise Architects regularly.

You are the captain, Architect is the navigator. You say where to go, Architect says how to get there.

At least twice per year check with your Enterprise Architects, are you actually where the markets wanted you to be.

Vision and Road-map are long term navigation maps, best owned by good and forward-thinking Enterprise Architects. Don’t let something “amazing” surprise you, as it happened to NOKIA

“Hands-on” Architect?

The Confusion
The Confusion

“Hands-on” Architect , is like a Brick Layer who is sometimes an Architect

Do not get confused. Stay competitive.

Hire an Enterprise Architect and  let him define the road-map for your business. Let him ask you the difficult questions, before you answering them to the board.

Good Architect will  define the feasible solutions, as you  understand them. From your point of view.