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Top 25 Books for an  Excellent Career in Enterprise Architecture

Sharon C Evans "Author of Zoom Factor for the Enterprise Architect: How to Focus and Accelerate Your Career"
The list author says: "Have you ever wondered which books you should read to further your career in Enterprise Architecture? I proclaim that your self-guided plan to build your career will be worth more to you than a single education event, or a combination of studies on the various hardware your company owns.

The Enterprise Architect must have a multi-faceted perspective on many topics ranging from their technology expertise and department focus to the various areas of business in which their company operates. General knowledge in economics, finance and strategy are also necessary.

One area that often is sadly lacking, is the availability for good all around training in the human factors. Soft skills are often critical for the enterprise architect.

I invite you to peruse this list and see if you can't knock off all 25 in the next year on your pursuit to excellence as an IT architect"
Enterprise Architecture Planning: Developing a Blueprint for Data, Applications, and Technology
Enterprise Architecture Planning: Developing a Blueprint for Data, Applications, and Technology
"Do you need a place to start to understand Enterprise Architecture?"
Enterprise Architecture As Strategy: Creating a Foundation for Business Execution
Enterprise Architecture As Strategy: Creating a Foundation for Business Execution
"Do you need a great primer in Enterprise Architecture Strategy?"
The Economic Benefits of Enterprise Architecture
The Economic Benefits of Enterprise Architecture
"Do you know enough about enterprise architecture alignment to explain the value of what you are trying to achieve?"
How to Survive in the Jungle of Enterprise Architecture Frameworks: Creating or Choosing an Enterprise Architecture Framework
How to Survive in the Jungle of Enterprise Architecture Frameworks: Creating or Choosing an Enterprise Architecture Framework
"Do you have a comprehensive list of the Enterprise Architecture Frameworks and their history?"
An Introduction To Enterprise Architecture: Second Edition
An Introduction To Enterprise Architecture: Second Edition
"What do you know about the basics of Enterprise Architecture?"
Cloud Computing and SOA Convergence in Your Enterprise: A Step-by-Step Guide
Cloud Computing and SOA Convergence in Your Enterprise: A Step-by-Step Guide
"Do you need to know how SOA will fit in your enterprise?"
Enterprise Application Integration
Enterprise Application Integration
"What is your EAI quotient?  Let this book decide."
Harvard Business Review on Decision Making
Harvard Business Review on Decision Making
"Want to learn a great foundation for Enterprise Architecture decisions?"
The Object Primer: Agile Model-Driven Development with UML 2.0
The Object Primer: Agile Model-Driven Development with UML 2.0
"What does Agile Model Driven development mean to an Enterprise Architect"
Process Patterns: Building Large-Scale Systems Using Object Technology (SIGS: Managing Object Technology)
Process Patterns: Building Large-Scale Systems Using Object Technology (SIGS: Managing Object Technology)
"If you needed to learn enough about patterns to get a good start in Enterprise Architecture, what would you read?"
97 Things Every Software Architect Should Know: Collective Wisdom from the Experts
97 Things Every Software Architect Should Know: Collective Wisdom from the Experts
"What should be the basis for some of your enterprise architecture guiding principles?"
Building Enterprise Information Architectures: Reengineering Information Systems
Building Enterprise Information Architectures: Reengineering Information Systems
"What should your Enterprise Information Architectures include?"
UML Distilled: A Brief Guide to the Standard Object Modeling Language (3rd Edition)
UML Distilled: A Brief Guide to the Standard Object Modeling Language (3rd Edition)
"What should you know about the use of UML at your enterprise?"
Project Management with the IBM Rational Unified Process: Lessons From The Trenches
Project Management with the IBM Rational Unified Process: Lessons From The Trenches
"What should you know about Project Management and Enterprise Architecture?"
Visual Modeling with IBM Rational Software Architect and UML
Visual Modeling with IBM Rational Software Architect and UML
"What do you need to know about visual modeling?"
Business Communication (Harvard Business Essentials)
Business Communication (Harvard Business Essentials)
"Can you communicate what you are building or your vision to do so?"
Powered by Instinct: 5 Rules for Trusting Your Guts
Powered by Instinct: 5 Rules for Trusting Your Guts
"What do you know about yourself?"
Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap...And Others Don't
Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap...And Others Don't
"What can you do to make your company better using your Enterprise Architecture"
Blue Ocean Strategy: How to Create Uncontested Market Space and Make Competition Irrelevant
Blue Ocean Strategy: How to Create Uncontested Market Space and Make Competition Irrelevant
"What role does innovation play in your enterprise architecture?"
The First 90 Days: Critical Success Strategies for New Leaders at All Levels
The First 90 Days: Critical Success Strategies for New Leaders at All Levels
"What is mission critical for you the new enterprise architect?"
The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change
The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change
"Do you know about your internal forces as well as your external to be an Enterprise Architect?"
Invaluable: The Secret to Becoming Irreplaceable
Invaluable: The Secret to Becoming Irreplaceable
"What are you doing about your position in your company?"
IT Architecture Toolkit
IT Architecture Toolkit
"Where would you start if you needed to create an architecture assessment?"
Zoom Factor for the Enterprise Architect: How to Focus and Accelerate Your Career
Zoom Factor for the Enterprise Architect: How to Focus and Accelerate Your Career
"What would you consider if you wanted to focus on your Enterprise Architecture Career"
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