Monday, September 10, 2007

Engineering Necessity Pathology?

Andrew Clifford has an interesting series of articles working through some of the big topics in IT.

By big topics, I don't mean SOA, BPM, ITIL, PMBOK, and whatnot. I'm referring to the relationship of IT to the rest of the business environment. I'm referring to the deep structural questions many of us ponder.

The series starts with Journey to the sixth circle of hell. It provides fertile ground for thought.

Not surprisingly, Andrew appears to be presenting the situation as a basic consequence of our nature. Is it premature to think the EA community is converging on consensus regarding this point? Whether it's a systemic behavioral disorder or a natural consequence of societal shifts is yet to be determined.

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