The other day, I received the nicest note from Ivan Lazarov, Chief Architect – Enterprise Business Solutions at Intuit. Ivan wrote, “I recently read your book The CIO Paradox and a lot of what you wrote resonated with me. I even took the list of CIO paradox statements and with very little modification translated them to Enterprise Architecture Paradox statements.”
I really liked Ivan’s translation of the CIO Paradox into an EA Paradox, so I thought I would share it with all of you. Note: Ivan’s changes from the original CIO Paradox are in italics.
The Enterprise Architecture Paradox
• Your Role
–You were hired to be strategic, but spend a lot of your time on operational issues and convincing operationally focused folks that they don’t want to “just plug the hole for right now.”