"To be an Enterprise Architect is to live in a bit of a temporal disconnect from the rest of the world. This disconnect is two-fold: 1) Architecture, to my mind, must be looking at the continuously receeding 3-year time horizon. That creates the critical bridge between the day-to-day and month-to-month activities of the organization, and the organization's stated 5-year strategic plan. 2) The people in your organization may not even be living in the present. They may have a technological viewpoint that lags several years behind. So you're in the meeting room in 2006, and you're trying to have a conversation based on where you think things will be in 2009, meanwhile, the organization is still back in 2001.
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