The Changing Role of the Enterprise Architect

John Gøtze

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Enterprise architecture is practiced in different ways, and there are different types of enterprise architects with quite different roles. This paper looks closer at the role of enterprise architects and the importance of the enterprise architects’ understanding of boundary issues in their practice. The paper suggests that enterprise architects must focus on problem-finding more than problem-solving, and should develop not just more dialectic skills, but also dialogic skills. The paper also argues that the enterprise architects must gain a deeper understanding of the enterprise, and need to start working with other enterprise disciplines.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEnterprise Distributed Object Computing Conference Workshops 17( EDOCW 2013)
Number of pages8
PublisherIEEE Computer Society Press
Publication date2013
Pages319 - 326
ISBN (Print)9781479930494
Publication statusPublished - 2013
EventIEEE International Enterprise Distributed Object Computing Conference - Vancouver, United States
Duration: 9 Sept 201313 Sept 2013
Conference number: 17th


ConferenceIEEE International Enterprise Distributed Object Computing Conference
Country/TerritoryUnited States
Internet address


  • enterprise architect
  • Enterprise Architecture
  • enterprise
  • dialogics
  • boundaries
  • skills
  • competencies
  • enterprising


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