As an Enterprise Architect (EA) for a large Organization I face the question of what exactly an EA does versus a Solution Architect versus an IT Engineer. To me the difference comes down to what level of the solution we each deal with. I like to use a travel analogy to explain those levels. I find analogies work well in the IT space because it removes the technical details from the conversation. It allows people to relate to terms that make sense to them. This is intended to be a high-level description of the roles and not a complete view of the solutioning process.
Imagine someone wants to get from New York to California. As the EA I sit down with the user to understand why they want to go to California...Read More