Thursday, October 06, 2005

The Politics of Architecture

In the course of architecting a solution to a business problem, it is inevitable that business and technology will cross paths.

I've found that in large government organizations, often the left hand, right hand and the brain are not connected.

This makes integration work very difficult. Especially when you are trying to nail down standards for authentication, security strategy and firewall mapping.

Just trying to find the "ONE" person in charge of a particular set of standards or processes can be a daunting task.

It would be easy to work strictly at the CIO level, but this doesn't solve tactical problems.

Oh, I forgot. In between, everyone has an opinion.

So, how can one proceed and still maintain sanity?

I don't know the answer yet, but stay tuned.